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10 - 24 November 2016 | Cycle of meetings in Rovereto: “Is this about God?” A comparison between African fundamentalisms


The cycle of meetings promoted by the Centre for Religious Studies FBK aims to investigate and think over the complex phenomenon of fundamentalism across monotheistic religions. This is one great result of the line of research in Conflicts, and especially of the project on Religions and violence, and it is perfectly in line with the Center's mission to investigate the connection between religions and innovation with a multidisciplinary approach. Through the analysis of two African case studies (the Malian and the Ugandan ones) we can notice that on the one hand the local, religious, and global dynamics help the extremist religious movements to succeed, on the other, using the connections among society, economics, and politics that we identified, we can better understand what is the role that religion plays.

The subjects of these meetings are going to be discussed by researchers, representatives of associations working in the case Countries, some privileged witnesses coming from there, as well as religious communities' representatives.

Event date: 
Thursday, 10 November, 2016 (All day) to Thursday, 24 November, 2016 (All day)

10 November 2016, from 8:30 to 10:30 p.m. 

Religious fundamentalisms... and Africa


17 November 2016, from 8:30 to 10:30 p.m.

Local dynamics and fundamentalisms: two African case studies


24 November 2016, from 8:30 to 10:30 p.m.

Fundamentalisms and religious pluralism: a multi-perspective debate

Centro Missionario Diocesano di Trento; Centro per la Formazione alla Solidarietà Internazionale; Coordinamento Associazioni della Vallagarina per l’Africa - CAVA; Fondazione Fontana ONLUS; Forum Trentino per la Pace; Ipsia del Trentino; ISR - Centro per le Scienze Religiose, FBK; Scuola di Comunità; Unimondo - Media Partner
Contacts:; Elisa Rapetti, CFSI - - Tel. +39 0461 093022
Sala Conferenze della Fondazione Caritro, Piazza Rosmini 5, Rovereto