Religion and the City: Our Urban Humanity and the World Beyond: Conference in Honor of Professor Martin E. Marty


Religion and the City: Our Urban Humanity and the World Beyond

A Commemoration of the 10th Anniversary of the Marty Center for the Advanced Study of Religion and the 80th Birthday of Martin E. Marty

February 5-6, 2008

The celebration will consist of a two-day conference and an evening celebration.

Please register to attend this event.

All events except the Celebration Reception will be held at the Gleacher Center, 450 North Cityfront Plaza Drive, Chicago. 

Tuesday, February 5

2:00 p.m. Plenary Address
Ray Suarez, Senior Correspondent, The NewsHour

3:30 p.m. Breakout Sessions
A. Chicago Religious Architecture
B. Diaspora Religions in Chicago: The Case of Islam
C. What Athens has to do with Jerusalem: Location and the Origins of Ethics 

5:00 p.m. Interlude: The City's Religious Music 

6:00 p.m. Celebration Reception
River East Art Center
435 East Illinois Street
Chicago, IL

Wednesday, February 6

9:00 a.m. Panel Discussion: Immigration and Religion in the City 

11:00 a.m. Plenary Address
Martha Nussbaum, Ernst Freund Distinguished Service Professor of Law and Ethics in the University of Chicago Divinity School, the Law School, the Department of Philosophy, and the College

12:30 p.m. Break

1:00 p.m. Summary Plenary Discussion: Martin Marty and Friends
Perspectives and Prospects: Humane and Cosmopolitan Religion in the 21st Century City