Under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, the Mohamed Bin Zayed University for Humanities is organizing an academic conference titled "Renewing Religious Discourse" on the 9th and 10th of November.
Several local and international scholars and experts will participate in the conference, which is being held under the chairmanship of His Excellency Sheikh Abdallah bin Bayyah, Chairman of the Emirates Council for Legal Fatwa and as well as of the Supreme Academic Council of the Mohamed Bin Zayed University for Humanities.
The conference will address a number of themes concerned with renewing religious discourse, upholding the principles of moderation and equality, and promoting the values of human fraternity, tolerance and coexistence, which the UAE adopts as an approach to spreading the spirit of love and peace, and embodies the vision of its wise leadership in achieving the principles of coexistence among peoples and the rejection of violence and hatred.
Mohamed Bin Zayed University for Humanities is organizing the conference as part of its aspirations to fulfil its cultural and intellectual role in society alongside its academic and practical mandate in conveying the correct understanding of the values and principles of the true religion.
The conference aims to address important issues relevant to the concept of renewal of religious discourse, from an academic perspective, to avoid apathy and simplification.
The conference sessions witnessed the presentation of researchers and specialists with a number of working papers, including: religious discourse between concept and term in ancient and modern thought, what is religious discourse today, and what are the areas and dimensions of its renewal and why, religious renewal and problematic concepts, in addition to other papers entitled, status discourse as a basis To renew, the relationship between renewal and control in religious discourse, reality and the civilized context and the need to renew religious discourse, in addition to local and international charters and declarations and their impact on renewal.
Among the conference sessions include presentations of researchers and experts on a wide range of topics such as concept of religious discourse in ancient and modern thought, religious discourse in contemporary times, the areas and dimensions of religious discourse renewal, religious renewal and problematic concepts, in addition to other topics that will serve as a foundation for discussing the relationship between renewal and control in religious discourse, reality and the civilized context and the need to renew religious discourse, in addition to local and international charters and declarations and their impact on renewal.