International Conference on Religions and Political Values



The Conference, held in both English and Arabic, joined around 27 scholars, practitioners and religious leaders (21 speakers, 6 panel chairs in addition to registered attendees)  from 16 different countries (Iraq, Syria, Argentina, Turkey, Germany, Bahrain, Canada, Sudan, Italy, Holland, Argentina, Turkey, Jordan, Austria, the United States and Lebanon) to reflect together on Religions and political values.

26-28 November 2014
Lebanese American University – Byblos- Lebanon
English and Arabic (with simultaneous translation)
Face to Face








Conference Objectives

  • To put recent scholarship in social and political philosophy in more direct conversation with social and political theology, in Christianity and Islam specifically
  • To reflect on the many empirical, theoretical, normative and theological questions raised by recent scholarship and practices in regards to religions and political values
  • To conduct this reflection in a spirit of "mutual learning", between Muslim and Christian political traditions in a sustained conversation with secular and liberal insights and criticisms