Global Ethics Conference at Rockefeller Memorial Chapel
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Global Ethics Conference at Rockefeller Memorial Chapel


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Rockefeller Memorial Chapel


What/Who: Leading scholars from across the world — including Ali Bardakoglu, the Turkish Secretary of Religion and Leonard Swidler, the founder of Temple University’s Global Dialogue Institute — will gather to wrestle with the question, “Is a shared global ethic possible — or even desirable?”

When: Wednesday, April 13, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Thursday, April 14, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Where: Rockefeller Memorial Chapel, University of Chicago, 5850 S. Woodlawn Ave.

Background: “Global Ethics: The Search for Common Ground,” brings together representatives from University of Chicago, the Catholic Theological Union, the University of Oklahoma, the University of Notre Dame, the University of Michigan, Boston College and Northwestern University to address questions such as: Can the global community articulate an ethic that embraces cultural particularities while also holding societies equally accountable for issues of justice?

On the Web: More information and a complete schedule of events are available at
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