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2nd Annual International Conference on
An Inter-faith Perspective on Globalisation

St. Petersburg, Russia, April 25-30, 2003

Ethics, Spirituality and Religions:
Transforming Globalisation for the Common Good
(The year St. Petersburg celebrates its 300 years anniversary)

Dr. Kamran Mofid,  Founder - Convenor
Dr. Tatiana Roskoshnaya, Land and Public Welfare Foundation, St. Petersburg

In Association with:
St. Petersburg State University, Faculties of  Philosophy, History, Geography, Geoecology and the Russian Academy of Sciences.


Conference International Advisory Council:

  • Professor Hooshang Amirahmadi, Rutgers University, USA .
  • Dr. Josef Boehle, University of Birmingham, UK .
  • Rev. Marcus Braybrooke, President of World Congress of Faiths, Oxford, UK .
  • Professor Joseph Camilleri, Latrobe University, Australia .
  • Rev. Canon Peter Challen,   Christian Council for Monetary Justice , UK.
  • Professor Ulrich Duchrow, Heidelberg University, Germany .
  • Rev. Canon Charles Gibbs, Executive Director, United Religious Initiative, USA.
  • Dr. Michail Gelvanovsky, National Institute for Development, RAS, Moscow, Russia
  • Dr. Lorna Gold, Trocaire , Ireland.
  • Dr. Philip Goodchild, University of Nottingham, UK .
  • Dr. Raymond Hamden, Comprehensive Medical Centre, U.A.E.
  • Professor Philip Hanson, University of Birmingham, UK .
  • Fred Harrison, Centre for Land Policy Studies, UK.
  • Dr. Peter Heslam, London Institute of Contemporary Christianity, UK
  • Professor John Hull, University of Birmingham, UK .
  • Sr. Joan Kirby, UN Representative of the Temple of Understanding , New York, USA .
  • Audrey Kitagawa, Advisor, Children and Armed Conflict, United Nations, New York, USA.
  • Professor Stanley Krippner, Saybrook Graduate School and Research Center , USA.
  • Professor David Loy, Bunkyo University , Japan.
  • Dr. Dimitry Lvov, Academician-Secretary, Russian Academy of Sciences (1996-2002)
  • Paul Murray, Ushaw College, Durham, UK .
  • Professor Brian Ray, former Principal, Newman College , Birmingham, UK
  • Professor James Piscatori, Oxford Centre for Islamic Studies and Wadham College , UK
  • Jehangir Sarosh, Moderator, World Conference of Religions for Peace, WCRP (Europe )
  • Dr. Alexeyev Sergei, President, New Economic Perspective Foundation, Moscow
  • Sidney Shipton, Co-ordinator, The Three Faiths Forum, UK
  • Sir Sigmund Sternberg, Patron, International Council of Christians and Jews
  • Rabbi Norman Solomon, Patron, International Interfaith Centre, Oxford, UK
  • Dr. Galina Titova, Research Centre for Ecological Security, RAS, St. Petersburg, Russia

An Inter-faith Perspective on Globalisation

In these global and too often troubled times, we need new perspectives and models so that we can find humane answers to the challenges of globalisation, based on a deep respect for the diversity of cultures and religions in our world community. There is a desperate need for new and practical ways of reintroducing spirituality, ethics and faith into the debate on globalisation.

Papers, panels, and roundtable submissions are invited from observers, commentators, academics and NGOs to address issues related to globalisation within the identified theme of the conference. Specifically welcome would be papers from economists, philosophers, theologians, historians, political scientists/international relation, sociologists, psychologists, environmentalists and geographers. You are invited to send a one page abstract which should include a working title, the authors discipline and field, address, institutional affiliation and email address to either of the conference convenors. By mid-February 2003 the final conference programme, social and cultural activities, and other particulars are expected to be available online. Please look at the conference registration form below for further details. The conference will take place at Znamenka Palace conference centre, a former summer residence of the Russian Royal family.

We look forward to receiving your abstracts. With all kind regards,

Dr. Kamran Mofid
3, St. Martins Rd.
Email:  k.mofid@btopenworld.com

Dr. Tatiana Roskoshnaya
Land & Public Welfare Foundation
P.O. Box 195426
St. Petersburg
Email:  lpwf@mail.wplus.net