Conferences

Spiritual Values and the Challenges of Today World

Iași, Romania June 22-23, 2023 ISVS Sponsored

Spiritual Values and the Challenges of Today World

Institute for the Study of Values and Spirituality
Alexandru Ioan Cuza University of Iași
in cooperation with
Dokuz Eylul University, İlahiyat Faculty, Turkiye

Institute for the Study of Values and Spirituality (ISVS) and Alexandru Ioan Cuza University of Iași in cooperation with the Dokuz Eylul University, İlahiyat (Divinity) Faculty from Turkiye, organized the International Conference having as topic Spiritual Values and the Challenges of Today World. The conveners were Dan Chițoiu and Corina Domnari.

In today’s fast-changing world, unexpected developments and crises are arising on the international arena, yet no less on individual or community scales, so new challenges are to be faced. What can be the role of spiritual values in responding to such challenges? The conference presentations and debates evaluated how the values emerging from spirituality could provide a multifaced perspective on today’s challenges and addressing resolves to them. In-depth perspectives on such sensitive topic were brought by academics from around the world, starting with emotional presentations made by the participants from Turkiye, involved in providing spiritual counseling to victims of the recent earthquake.
Presented Papers
Osman Bilen (Dokuz Eylul University, İlahiyat Faculty, Turkiye),The Role of Cultural Codes in the Healing Process in Spiritual Support and Guidance
Emel Sünter & Nisan Şaşal (Dokuz Eylul University, İlahiyat Faculty, Turkiye),Act of Grieving in the Philosophy of Așik Veysel
Tuğçe Şensöz (Dokuz Eylul University, İlahiyat Faculty, Turkiye), Concept of Justice as a Pole Star in Spiritual Perception of Sufi Theology
Tone Svetelj (Hellenic College Holy Cross/Boston College, USA), Humility and Synthesis: Integrative Spiritual Values
Ahmet Tașkin (Dokuz Eylul University, İlahiyat Faculty, Turkiye), Subjectivity and Spirituality in the Modern World
John Ozolins (University of Divinity, Australia),Presenting the holy fathers to an American audience: reflections on a decade of publishing the classics of Western spirituality
Frederick Aquino (Southern Methodist University, USA), The Contours of Spiritual Perception: A Brief Note on Perceptual Training
Asha Mukherjee (FISP Steering Committee Member (International Federation of Philosophical Societies), Visva-Bharati University, India), Creating Conscious Future with Spirituality
Seema Bose (University of Delhi, India), On Unity in Diversity from Hindu perspective
Nabil Yasien Mohamed (Institute of Liberal Arts and Sciences, Egypt/South Africa)South African Truth and Reconciliation Committee (TRC) Experience
John Giordano (Assumption University of Thailand),The Merchants of Heavenly Grace: On Academic Publication and Cultural Difference
John Farina (George Mason University, USA, ISVS Co-founder) & Dan Chițoiu (ISVS Co-founder), The ISVS Project
Corina Domnari (Alexandru Ioan Cuza University of Iași, Romania & Institute for the Study of Values and Spirituality, Romania/USA),The Methexis Project