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Faith and Globalization 2008 - Audio

Yale University

The impact of religious faith is profound in a world where political, economic, and social spheres are increasingly interconnected. Intentional and sustained reflection on the crucial issues of faith and globalization can lead to the kind of reconciliation and peaceful coexistence that life in the 21st century demands.



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Faith and Globalization 2008 - Audio
Aug 12, 2010 Joel Podolny, Christine Bader, Tim Collins
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After introductory remarks by Joel Podolny on the relationship between business and faith/values, Christine Bader and Tim Collins discuss the possibility of infusing business practices with principles of social responsibility.
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Aug 12, 2010 H.L. Seneviratne
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Professor Seneviratne responds to a student's question about how secularization might play a role in mediating the religious conflict in Sri Lanka.
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Aug 12, 2010 Miroslav Volf
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The destructive potential of faiths and their capacity to divide communities is more acutely felt in our closely interconnected world. Investigate the conditions under which faiths contribute to conflict and the possibilities for preventing these negative outcomes.
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Aug 12, 2010 Miroslav Volf, H. L. Seneviratne, Peter Kuzmic
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After introductory remarks by Miroslav Volf on the interplay of religion, globalization forces, and violence, H.L. Seneviratne (University of Virginia) discusses the civil strife in Sri Lanka, and Peter Kuzmic (Gordon Conwell Theological Seminary) reviews the factors at play in the conflict in the Balkans.
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Aug 12, 2010 Miroslav Volf
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Economic institutions like corporations and governmental agencies face new challenges under the conditions of globalization. Consider the manner in which such institutions address the faith of their employees and their constituents, as well as the way “faith-based” companies develop creative ways of matching social responsibility with economic competitiveness.
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Aug 12, 2010 Christine Bader, Tim Collins
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Christine Bader and Tim Collins respond to student questions on corporate social responsibility.
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Aug 12, 2010 Miroslav Volf, Peter Kuzmic
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Miroslav Volf speaks with Peter Kuzmic about the conflict in the Balkans, discussing the ethnic and religious nationalism in the post-Soviet bloc and ways special interest groups manipulate such rhetoric for their own ends.
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Aug 12, 2010 H. L. Seneviratne
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Professor Seneviratne responds to a student's question about whether it is useful for the international community to analyze the conflict in Sri Lanka through the lens of religion.
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Aug 12, 2010 Lisa Tepper-Bates, H. L. Seneviratne
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Lisa Tepper-Bates speaks with H. L. Seneviratne concerning Sri Lanka, Buddhism and Hinduism's relationships to the violent struggle there, as well as the confluence of economic and political factors which are fueling tensions on the ground.
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Aug 12, 2010 Miroslav Volf
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Miroslav Volf, the Henry B. Wright Professor of Systematic Theology and Director for the Yale Center for Faith and Culture, introduces the students in the Yale University Faith and Globalization seminar to the ideas of the Significance and Ambivalence of Faiths.
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Aug 12, 2010 Harold Attridge, John Kelsay
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Harold Attridge, Dean of the Yale Divinity School, interviews John Kelsay Distinguished Research Professor and Richard L. Rubenstein Professor of Religion at Florida State University on the topics of Christianity, Islam, 9/11 and the study of religion.
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Aug 12, 2010 Miroslav Volf
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Faiths can provide rich resources for promoting reconciliation between persons and cultures. Examine the possible contributions that faith can play in healing divides and nurturing the common good.
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Aug 12, 2010 Christine Bader, Tim Collins
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Christine Bader and Tim Collins respond to student questions on corporate social responsibility.
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Aug 12, 2010 Peter Kuzmic
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Professor Kuzmic responds to a student's question about the various ways religious and secular values can be mobilized to promote a concern for human life.
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Dec 9, 2008 Ates Altinordu, Philip S. Gorski
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Ates Altinordu and Philip S. Gorski answer a question on why Catholic countries generally don't fit into the economic model they had presented.
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As modernity has advanced across the world, some people are surprised that in most societies faith not been relegated to the private sphere or altogether abandoned. Investigate the manner in which cultures modernize in unique ways, many of which accommodate or even promote religious belief and practice.
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Dec 9, 2008 Miroslav Volf
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Professor Miroslav Volf introduces the seminar on Faith and Globalization and outlines the goals and objectives of the course.
Tony Blair responds to a student who asks how you can prevent Faith from being used to perpetuate inequality when the church has a history of "standing on the side of the empire."
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Dec 9, 2008 David Martin
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David Martin responds to a a student asking about Nigeria, and the role that religion plays in areas where the political model is unstable or corrupt.
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Tony Blair responds to a question from a student wondering how you can prevent people from using faith as a divisive weapon and putting it to use as a force for good.
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John Kelsay, Associate Dean for Humanities, Distinguished Research Professor and Richard L. Rubenstein Professor of Religion at Florida State University, addresses the Faith & Globalization class.
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Dec 9, 2008 Miroslav Volf
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The broad and public influence of faiths on global affairs is increasingly evident. Investigate the mixed character of this influence and the ambiguities pertaining to one's evaluations of the results.
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Dec 9, 2008 Miroslav Volf, David Martin
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Professor Miroslav Volf introduces the topic to the class and then David Martin delivers his lecture.
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David Martin answers a student who asks about the churches in Africa and how Catholicism and Pentecostalism might progress in the future.
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Ates Altinordu and Philip S. Gorski answer a question about the disparity between mainline Protestantism's decline and the rise of the Evangelical church, citing the vast birthrate differences in the respective denominations as a key factor.
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David Martin responds to a student asking about pacifism in religions that become part of a power system that is based on force.
Ates Altinordu and Philip S. Gorski respond to a question about the possibility that secularism as a movement could adopt the same models of success that have worked for religious movements, and the potential obstacles it would face.
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Tony Blair responds to a student asking if the process of Globalization can be slowed or even reversed if people see a rising threat in the idea of an interconnected world.
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Dec 9, 2008 Tony Blair, Miroslav Volf
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Miroslav Volf, Professor at Yale's Divinity School, and Mr. Tony Blair, Former British Prime Minister and Howland Distinguished Professor, make opening remarks to the class on Faith and Globalization.
David Martin responds to a student question about the rise on Pentecostalism, which is based on mobility and accessibility, and Fundamentalist Islam.
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David Martin responds to a student asking about the phenomenon of people donating to churches even when they need essentials like food. Is this sacred exploitation or does it serve a purpose?
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Tony Blair discusses religious exclusion after a student asks how we can make people genuinely love and care about one another when they believe those outside their faith traditions are outside God's grace.
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Dec 9, 2008 Miroslav Volf
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Both "faith" and "globalization" are abstract and contested concepts. Explore what each can mean and why it matters to understanding the interaction between faith and globalization in the contemporary world.
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Dec 9, 2008 Miroslav Volf, David Martin
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Professor Miroslav Volf sits down with David Martin, Emeritus Professor of Sociology at the London School of Economics, to discuss the state of faiths in the world today and whether the "secularization thesis" is proving accurate.
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Dec 9, 2008 Miroslav Volf, Philip S. Gorski, Ates Altinordu
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Professor Miroslav Volf introduces the session with the hypothesis that there are multiple ways for cultures to modernize. Philip Gorski and Ates Altinordu address theories of secularization and show how recent global religious expansion poses problems for those theoretical models.
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Dec 9, 2008 Ates Altinordu, Philip S. Gorski
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Ates Altinordu and Philip S. Gorski respond to a question asking about the future of the European and Turkish models of secularism, whether they will continue to rise in popularity or face a backlash.
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Tony Blair explains how he balances his religious views with others who hold very different beliefs regarding faith.
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Tony Blair responds to a student asking about the impact Globalization has on Faiths. If Globalization brings people together with shared commerce and shared ventures, does it also facilitate tolerance and augment religions?
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Tony Blair outlines the reasons behind his new Faith Foundation and describes the goals and ambitions for his partnership with Yale.
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Dec 9, 2008 Miroslav Volf
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Religious vitality across the globe shows no signs of diminishing in the near future. Examine the demographically extensive reach of faiths and the publicly intensive expression of these faiths.
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Dec 9, 2008 Miroslav Volf, William Chapman
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William Chapman, Director of Policy at the Tony Blair Faith Foundation, welcomes the class and introduces a special message from Mr. Blair.