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Conference Examines Religion

Fear, Faith and Indifference, a two-day conference exploring historical, philosophical and theological trends in religious practice, will be held Oct. 10 and 11 at USC.

The gathering will highlight models that retain religious traditions while bridging the ever-increasing religious pluralism of the contemporary world.

Among the speakers taking part in the conference are Jack Miles, author of “God: A Biography” and “Christ: A Crisis in the Life of God”; Diane Winston, holder of the Knight Chair in Media and Religion, Annenberg School for Communications, USC; Ghada Osman, assistant professor of Arabic language, culture and history, San Diego State University; Christian Smith, Stuart Chapin Distinguished Professor, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill; Rabbi J. Rolando Matalon, Congregation B’nai Jeshurun, New York; and Monsignor Melchor Sanchez de Toca, undersecretary of the Pontifical Council for culture.

Admission for both days at the Davidson Conference Center is $100; one-day registration is $55. For information, call (213) 741-1410.

Conference Examines Religion

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