Invitation to an
Spirituality across Cultures and Religious Traditions
with Russian People's Friendship
Moscow, The Russian Republic
April 19-21, 2012
present development of a global outlook presents both challenges
and opportunities. A new sense of individual identity can not
only enrich the sense of personal dignity but endanger the
social foundations upon which the values and virtues of the
particular culture rest. In turn, this can lead to a period of
confusion, anomie and even lawlessness. This is especially true
for the young who lack a mature experience of the values of
their own tradition while exploring the unfamiliar and as yet
unassimilated values of others.
conference will seek to explore the deeper spiritual roots of
the cultures East and West. In particular it will search
for ways of understanding what it means to be human, or a
philosophical anthropology; how human life can be lived with
justice, dignity and responsibility, or a philosophical ethics;
and the spiritual foundations of values and virtues, or a
metaphysics for our global times.
of special interest will be modes of relating the emerging sense
of individual identity to the rich commitments to community and
social life which mark the many traditions, and of sharing such
insights with the younger generation in their formative years.
light papers are invited for the following four sessions:
Challenges to traditional Values and Virtues
Foundations for Human Dignity and Meaning
Integration of Philosophies and Spiritualities: East and West
Role of Religion in Life in a Secularized World
A one page
abstract should be submitted by January 15, 2012 to Professor
Ruzana Pskhu: firstname.lastname@example.org with
Presentation of accepted papers will be 20 minutes in length
followed by 30 minutes for discussion. Full papers for which
there is no upper page limit will be due by July 1 for
publication in Russian and/or English.
There is no application
fee. All travel expenses and accommodation will be covered by
participants (or their institutions); lunch/dinner during the
conference and visa support will be provided by PFU.
Participants can stay at the University dormitory (1000 RUB
about 30-35 USD per one night).
Place of work and position:
Title and Abstract of the
paper (one page):