We are seeking proposals for presentations of 60 minutes (20-30 minutes of presentation followed by 30 minutes of discussion) that engages contemporary perspectives on the role religion in society, and its role in the advancement of civilization, as informed by study of the Revelation and familiarity with the conceptual framework guiding the work of the Bahá’í community.
These proposals can take a variety of forms: they might represent the efforts of a group to analyze an aspect of a prevailing discourse on the role of religion in society; they might take the form of original scholarship prepared by an individual or group related to an area of special interest within the field; they might summarize work undertaken by an individual in their studies and describe how elements of our conceptual framework have influenced its shape and direction. The format of the presentation is up to the discretion of the individual or teams preparing the session.
Proposals should be in the form of an abstract comprising no more than 250 words. Proposals should outline the presentation’s central questions or areas of inquiry and how it can contribute to our group’s understanding of contemporary perspectives on religion and society.