Schedule of Activities

Unless noted otherwise, all events will be held at the UConn Humanities Institute, Homer Babbidge Library, 4th floor.

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Friday April 21, 2017  
9:00-9:30 Breakfast  
  Session 1 Welcome and Introductions 

Ruth Braunstein and Michael P. Lynch

  Session 2 Experiences of Encounter with the "Other"
10:15-12:00  Korie L. Edwards Fortifying Communities: How Religious Leaders of Racially and Ethnically Diverse Congregations Work to Build Places of Inclusion
  Andrew March Explaining Disbelief: The Question of Radical Religious Pluralism in Islamic Thought
  Wes Markofski American Evangelicalism, Social Reflexivity, and Intellectual Humility in Public Life
12:00-1:30 Lunch  
  Session 3 The Contexts for Acting on Conviction 
1:30-3:15 Jeffrey Guhin The Problem with "Just a Theory": Creationism, Climate Change, and the Relation between Certainty and Action
  Grace Yukich Peaceful Warriors: Social Status and Humility in American Buddhist Activism
3:15-4:00 Break  
  Keynote Address  
4:00-5:30  José Casanova

Religious Conviction and Intellectual Humility in Public Life: Socio-Theological Reflections

5:30-6:30 Reception  
Saturday April 22, 2017  
9:30-10:00 Breakfast  
  Session 4 Pluralism and Religious Authority

Michele Dillon

 Humility Regained: Public Catholicism with Francis

John Hartley

Bounded Intellectual Humility in Evangelical Struggles over Relations with Muslims and Islam

Anthony Petro

From Pluralism to Absolutism in Public Catholicism: The U.S. Catholic Bishops, LGBT Rights, and the Politics of "Religious Freedom"


  Session 5  Revaluing Humility
1:30-3:15 Philip Gorski Restoring the Fact/Value Tension: Thoughts on a Post-Positivist Ethos for the Social Sciences
  Dawne Moon Relationship, Humility, Justice
  Richard L. Wood Passion and Virtue in Public Life, or A Sociological View of the Political Holiness the World Needs
3:15-3:45 Break  
  Session 6  (Re)evaluating Religious Conviction and Humility
3:45-5:30  Discussion led by Ruth Braunstein  
5:30-6:30 Closing Reception