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Venue: Stara mestna elektrarna - Elektro Ljubljana


Arrival of international participants

20.00 Dinner for participants & opening socials

[divider]THURSDAY, 28.4.

11.30 Opening

11.30 - 13.30 Panel session: Religion and politics in Northern Africa and Middle east (moderator: Dragan Nikčević)

13.30 Lunch

16.30 - 19.00 Panel session: Religion as a philosophical battleground (moderator: Jan Kostanjevec)

19.00 Dinner

[divider]FRIDAY, 29.4.

11.30 - 13.30 Panel session: Theology of capitalism (moderator: Sašo Furlan)

13.30 Lunch

16.00 - 17.30 Panel session: Religion, patriarchy, misogyny (moderator: Klara Otorepec)

18.00 - 20.00 Lecture

20.00 Dinner

[divider]SATURDAY, 30.4.

11.30 - 13.30 Panel session: Religion and Emancipatory Politics (moderator: Lea Kuhar)

13.30 Lunch

16.00- 17.30 Plenary discussion

18.00-20.00 Lecture:

20.00 Dinner


Call for Participants

Mayday School 2016: “Religion and capitalism”

By the Institute for Labour Studies (ILS)

Time: April 27th – April 30th

Location: Stara mestna elektrarna - Elektro Ljubljana, Slomškova 18, Ljubljana

Call for Participants

In spring, an annual ILS international conference called the “Mayday...

Jean-Pierre Dupuy: Crisis and the Sacred

What is in question at the present moment is not financial capitalism; it is not capitalism per se; it is not the market, regulated or unregulated, self-regulated or self-deregulated, subject or not to short-selling. It is the place of the economy in our individual lives as in the workings of our so...

Religion and emancipatory politics (Selyem, Troha)

Chair: Lea Kuhar

The close connection between religion and politics has been emphasized many times throughout the history of political thought. We’re not talking here about some dark medieval times – one need only look at the French revolution to see how even revolutionary historical movements tha...

Religion as a philosophical battleground (Komel, Kaluža, Hergouth, Aumiller)

Chair: Jan Kostanjevec

The underlying premise of this panel is that philosophers have long understood that, as Marx once put it, »Religion is the general theory of this world […], its logic in popular form« and so that »religious suffering is […] the expression of real suffering and a protest agai...

Religion, patriarchy, misogyny (Jovanović, Sinanović)

Chair: Klara Otorepec

The most pressing contemporary conflicts regarding the social role of religion in Europe are doubtlessly those, related to Islamic minorities and their integration; unlike the right, the left is struggling to find the clear answers, wavering between unity on strictly secular...

Robert Pfaller: What to do when progress seems to melt away emancipation?

The current "postsecular" experience of blossoming religious fundamentalisms as well as of cultural fanatisms - such as veganism and "health religion" - challenges the modernist understanding of capitalism as a power that "melts" everything solid into thin air: apparently not everything is getting m...

Theology of capitalism (Khatib, Stimilli, Homburg)

Chair: Sašo Furlan

The relation between capitalism and religion is usually conceived by two seemingly divergent approaches. In the first case, a specific religion is regarded as a condition of the emergence of capitalism, such as in Max Weber’s “Protestant ethics thesis”. In the second case, most...