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Dr. Reuven Firestone to Present at Interfaith Conference in Amman, Jordan

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Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Dr. Reuven Firestone will present a paper on "Choosing One's Religion: Conversion, Apostasy, and Related Issues" at a conference in Amman, Jordan, sponsored by the Konrad Adenauer Stiftung, the European Abrahamic Forum, and the Jordanian Royal Institute for Interfaith Studies. The Conference title is “We All are Minorities – a Plea for Pluralism: Challenges and Chances of Religious, Ethnic-Cultural, and Political Diversification in Contemporary Societies" and he is speaking at the panel he organized, entitled I"Re-Thinking Principles and Practices: Challenges and Chances of Pluralism." The conference will take place on Nov.15-17 at the Royal Scientific Society of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan in Amman.





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