Sacred Web Conference 2014

April 26th and 27th, 2014
Segal Centre
Vancouver, British Columbia



Saturday, April 26th
"Rediscovering the Sacred in our Lives and in our Times"

9:00 to 10:00 Registration
10:00 to 10:15 Welcome and Musical Introduction
10:15 to 10:30 Special Introductory Message
10:30 to 11:00 M. Ali Lakhani: "'The Dearest Freshness Deep Down Things': The Relevance of the Sacred in our Lives."
11:00 to 12:00 Seyyed Hossein Nasr: "Keynote Address - What is the Sacred and How can we Know and Experience it in a Secular World?"
12:00 to 12:30 Q&A with Seyyed Hossein Nasr
12:30 to 1:30 Lunch
1:30 to 2:15 Osman Bakar: "From Secular Science to Sacred Science: The Need for a Transformation."
2:15 to 3:00 Robert Crane: "Holistic Natural Law and the Sacred Dialectic of Pluralism."
3:00 to 3:30 Coffee
3:30 to 4:15 Patrick Laude: "The Sacred and the Post-Modern: An Impossible Convergence."
4:15 to 5:00 Reza Shah-Kazemi: "Invoking Blessings upon the Prophet: Discovering the Immanence of the Sacred."
5:00 to 6:00 Q&A with Panelists


Sunday, April 27th
"The Centrality of the Sacred in the Teachings
of Seyyed Hossein Nasr"

9:00 to 10:00 Registration
10:00 to 10:15 Welcome and Musical Introduction
10:15 to 11:00 Interview with Seyyed Hossein Nasr - conducted by M. Ali Lakhani
11:00 to 11:30 Presenter #1: Patrick Laude: "Seyyed Hossein Nasr's Knowledge and the Sacred: The Spiritual Relevance of Intellectuality."
11:30 to 12:00 Presenter #2: Joseph Lumbard: [Topic to be confirmed]
12:00 to 1:30 Lunch (and Group Photograph of Conference Speakers)
1:30 to 2:00 Presenter #3: Osman Bakar: "Nature as a Sacred Book: A Core Element of Dr. Nasr's Philosophical Teachings."
2:00 to 2:30 Presenter #4: Mohammad Faghfoory: "A Loss of a Sense of the Sacred? The Reception of Seyyed Hossein Nasr's Views Amongst Modernist Groups in Iran and in the West."
2:30 to 3:00 Presenter #5: Laleh Bakhtiar: "Avicenna's Perennial Psychology: An Illustration of Dr. Nasr's Focus on Sacred Philosophy."
3:00 to 3:30 Coffee
3:30 to 4:00 Presenter #6: Mohammed Rustom: "The End of Islamic Philosophy."
4:00 to 4:30 Presenter #7: Jane Casewit: "The Necessity of the Sacred in Education."
4:30 to 5:00 Presenter #8: Reza Shah-Kazemi: "Seyyed Hossein Nasr's Perspective on the Sanctity of Nature: Reflections in the Light of the Holy Qur'an."
5:00 to 6:00 Response by Seyyed Hossein Nasr to Presentations, followed by Q&A with Dr. Nasr and Panelists
6:00 Closing Remarks


[Program subject to change without notice]













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