Webinar: Global Goodness - Interreligious dialogue on global ethics


30.11.2021 klo 14.15 - 15.15
WEBINAR Global Goodness - Interreligious dialogue on global ethics
WHEN 30th November, 2021 at 2:15 - 3:15pm
WHERE: https://utu.zoom.us/j/64838179729

Religions are an influential social force because they talk about the ultimate meaning of life and how to live to realize it. Religious values are also intertwined with business ethics in many parts of the world. From the point of view of global ethics, there has been an interesting interreligious dialogue going on for decades. What is the current state of the art of this dialogue? Is it possible to agree on some core values that would guide the resolution of wicked problems? What would the future of global ethics look like from a Christian, Hindu, and Muslim perspective? Do religions have a hopeful message for the future?

Philosopher, Professor of Practice at Turku School of Economics Maija-Riitta Ollila will discuss the topics with leading specialists in their fields:

- Tapio Luoma

Tapio Luoma is the Archbishop of Finland's Evangelical Lutheran Church. Before his election to the office in 2018, Luoma worked as a Pastor in several parishes in Southern Ostrobothnia for 25 years and as Bishop of the diocese of Espoo from 2012 to 2018. In 2000, he was awarded the title of Pastor of the Year. Luoma holds a doctorate from the University of Helsinki. His doctoral dissertation in 2002 was titled "Incarnation and Physics: Natural Science in the Theology of Thomas F. Torrance." In addition, Luoma has authored several books. Luoma has served in numerous ecclesiastical positions of trust since 1992. Moreover, he represents Finland's Evangelical Lutheran Church abroad in international theological conferences and bishops' ordinations.

- Jivan Mukta

Jivan Mukta (aka Juan Francisco Lafontaine) is Doctor of Philosophy in the Study of Religions at the University of Helsinki. The title of his doctoral dissertation was 3HO IN THE LIGHT OF EXPERIENCE: A Study of Experiences in the Healthy, Happy, and Holy Organization (3HO). Jivan Mukta has graduated as Historian and Political Scientist at the University Gabriela Mistral, Chile. He is a Teacher Trainer and Mentor in Kundalini Yoga in the Kundalini Research Institute. He is also Director of the Meditative Healing Program™ at Yoga Lafontaine.

- Mulki Al-Sharmani

Mulki Al-Sharmani is an Associate Professor of Islamic and Middle Eastern Studies. She holds a doctorate in cultural anthropology from Johns Hopkins University, USA. In Finland, she was the lecturer of Islamic theology at the University of Helsinki, an Academy research fellow, and a research fellow at Helsinki Collegium for Advanced Studies.
She is the author of Gender Justice and Legal Reform in Egypt: Negotiating Muslim Family Law from 2017 and the co-editor of several books. Currently, she works on contemporary Muslim women's engagements with the Qur'an and Islamic interpretive tradition in Finland and Egypt, Qur'anic ethics and Islamic feminist exegesis, Muslim family laws, and gender in Islamic legal tradition, and modern diasporas with a focus on transnational Muslim families.