Keston Center Symposium To Focus On Religion and Political Culture in Communist Countries

Nov. 12, 2013

The 2013 Keston Center Symposium, honoring the Keston Center for Religion, Politics and Society, will be on Thursday Nov. 14 and Friday Nov. 15.

This year's theme, "Religion and Political Culture in Communist Countries: Past, Present, and Future," focuses on religion in the Soviet Union.

Keynote address by Rev. Canon Michael Bourdeaux, Keston Institute Founder, will be given at 3:30 p.m. on Thursday to launch the weekend's events.

Panel presentations and discussions over Religion, Political Culture and Human Rights; Church-State Relations and National Identity and Religion and Foreign Policy in Contemporary Russia will be held on Friday from 9:30 p.m. to 12:05 p.m.

A luncheon and keynote address by Dr. Wallace Daniel, distinguished University Professor of History at Mercer University, will be held immediately following the panel discussions.

The panel titled "Religion and Political Culture in Communist Countries: The Future", will be held from 2 p.m. to 3:15 p.m. to conclude the symposium.

All events will be held in the Armstrong Browning Library on the Baylor University campus.

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