Oxford Round Table

August 5, 2012 - August 9, 2012

This is an invitation to invite you to attend one of our Religion sessions which will be held at Harris Manchester College in the University of Oxford, Oxford, England.

Members of the Oxford Round Table have access to an array of academic, cultural and social resources, including the Oxford Union Debating Society, colleges and halls of Oxford dating back to 1204, museums, theatres, bookstores, college chapels, river boating, literary pubs, political clubs and may, on recommendation, become official readers of the venerable Bodleian Library of the University.

The conferences will begin on Sunday afternoon with registration and a formal dinner in College Hall that evening. Participants who desire to do so will live in College. Meetings will be conducted Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday along with meals. The conferences will end on Thursday after breakfast.

The sessions for Summer 2012 are:

Allusions to God in Literature, August 5–9, 2012 with the following subtopics:

God in literature

God, freedom and liberty

Faith, truth and reason

Romantics, myth and progress

Holy patriotism, war and peace

Martyrdom and redemption

Salvation, truth and politics

Religion and Culture, August 5–9, 2012 with the following subtopics:

Christians, Muslims and Jews

Science, Modernity, and Religion

Scientific method and religious thought

State oversight of schools, madrassas, and religion

Religion and human rights

The idea of progress and science

Global status of religion in government

Toleration as a concept

Aspects of faith and reason in modern society

Public Schools, Democracy and Religious Fundamentalism, August 5-9, 2012 with the following:

Role and Purpose of Public Schools

Examining the Concept of Public Common Schools in Society

Assessing the Religious Influence on Public Schools

Exploring the Effects of the Rise of Religious Fundamentalism on Public Schools

Clerical Schools and Student Learning

Nature of Charter Schools: Variety, Genus, and Kind

Charter Schools, Values and Detriments

Compelled Tax Support of Clerical and Private Schools

Vouchers and School Reform in U.S., Canada, Europe, et al.

The Catholic Church and Public Schools

Student Performance of Charter and Voucher School Students

Separation of Church and State in the Schools of France

Methods of State Funding of Clerical Schools in the United Kingdom

Direct Support of Clerical Schools in Europe

Arab Spring, Madrassas and Democracy

In order to ensure that you are registered in a timely and accurate manner, we recommend that you register on our website at www.oxfordroundtable.co.uk by April 15, 2012 for summer sessions. Should you be unable to attend, we would welcome your nomination of a colleague to attend in your place. We look forward to hearing from you.

Sincerely yours,

Canon Brian Mountford


The University Church of St. Mary’s

Oxford University

Please direct all questions to the coordinator:

Shenette McCandless, Coordinator

Oxford Round Table

5150 East Pacific Coast Highway, Suite 200

Long Beach, California 90804

Tel: 866-ORT-3411

Fax: 866-244-8833

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