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International Symposium on Marriage in World Religions Dokuz Eylül Üniversitesi Ä°lahiyat Fakültesi Ä°ZMÄ°R / TURKÄ°YE 6-8 April 2012

The purpose of this syposium is to remind modern people of the significance of marriage and the family established by it.

As the main pillar of family, marriage has been considered the only legal relationship in all world religions which ensures that women and men together may create their own intimate space and contribute to the continuation of the human race.

Established by marriage, family is the smallest institution which creates society. The stronger this particular institution, the stronger societies will become. In other words, each family is a small society, and each society is a large family. Therefore, nations must take heart from this institution in order to stand firm. However, in modern times, married partnerships and the famiy institution are gradually losing their importance.

The syposium aims to examine the attitude, approach, and reaction of world religions towards this issue. The attendance of scholars from different countries to the syposium will allow this subject to be examined in different perspectives.

Possible Titles

– Marriage as the foundation for a peaceful society.

– Legal aspects of marriage.

– Marriage as a social phenomenon.

– Cultural aspects of marriage.

– Marriage in history of mankind.

– Marriage in living religions (Judaism, Christianity, Islam, Hinduism, Buddhism, etc.).

– Individual and marriage.

– Marriage and family.

– Contemporary issues on marriage.

– Interfaith and intercultural marriages.

– Paper summaries are expected to be around 300 words.

– Papers should be original works unpublished before.

– The font size of the main text and footnotes should be 12 and 10, respectively.

– Final version of the papers and summaries should be written and submitted in .doc, .docx or .odt file format.

– Time duration for each paper is 20 minutes.

Important Dates

Due date for abstract submission

December 09, 2011

Notification of authors

December 23, 2011

Submission due date for full papers

March 09, 2012

Symposium Dates and Place

April 06-08, 2012 Izmir / Turkey