USC Dornsife College Of Letters Arts and Sciences

University of Southern California

Upcoming Events

Upcoming Events

Reimagining Religion 2018: New Stories, New Communities

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One of the biggest religion stories of today is the rising number of Americans who no longer identify with a particular religion. But disaffiliation is only one side of the story. The current period of flux also is characterized by people and congregations exploring spirituality and experimenting with new forms of religious expression. For communicators and journalists, today's religious creativity represents opportunities for more complex and compelling narratives of meaning, purpose, and identity that will engage audiences. At this one-day conference, we will explore "reimagined communities” and new forms of storytelling. We will hear from Hollywood creatives, religion reporters, communications and journalism academics, regional activists and pioneers in emerging communities and innovative storytelling. We seek to highlight how, through storytelling, communicators are instigators for change. A conference hosted by the Knight Program in Media and Religion at the Annenberg School of Communication and Journalism in cooperation with Religion News Association and Religion Communicators Council, as well as with co-sponsors: the USC Center for Religion and Civic Culture, Claremont School of Theology, and Los Angeles First United Methodist. For more information: https://reimaginingreligion2018.eventbrite.com Schedule: https://reimaginingreligion2018.sched.com

Moving Towards Defining an Islamic Psychology

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February 9, 2018 - Feb 11, 2018 This is a working conference addressing the problem of not having a clearly agreed upon definition of an Islamic Psychology and how to utilize this concept to treat community members as individuals, couples and families, the CMMHIP is bringing together Islamic scholars and mental health professionals who treat Muslim clients to discuss how Islam views the core components that make up a psychological perspective from the theory of mind to the junoon, to how Islam views individuals, couples and families to arrive at an attempt to define an Islamic Psychology and ways of implementing it for treatment. This is a two-and-a-half-day conference to begin this much-needed work. Each session will consist of two Islamic scholars and a mental health discussant who has a caseload of 50% Muslim clients or more. This is a working conference so the aim is to work not focus on presenting papers. Writings will be produced after the conference.

Moving Towards Defining an Islamic Psychology

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February 9, 2018 - Feb 11, 2018 This is a working conference addressing the problem of not having a clearly agreed upon definition of an Islamic Psychology and how to utilize this concept to treat community members as individuals, couples and families, the CMMHIP is bringing together Islamic scholars and mental health professionals who treat Muslim clients to discuss how Islam views the core components that make up a psychological perspective from the theory of mind to the junoon, to how Islam views individuals, couples and families to arrive at an attempt to define an Islamic Psychology and ways of implementing it for treatment. This is a two-and-a-half-day conference to begin this much-needed work. Each session will consist of two Islamic scholars and a mental health discussant who has a caseload of 50% Muslim clients or more. This is a working conference so the aim is to work not focus on presenting papers. Writings will be produced after the conference.

Moving Towards Defining an Islamic Psychology

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February 9, 2018 - Feb 11, 2018 This is a working conference addressing the problem of not having a clearly agreed upon definition of an Islamic Psychology and how to utilize this concept to treat community members as individuals, couples and families, the CMMHIP is bringing together Islamic scholars and mental health professionals who treat Muslim clients to discuss how Islam views the core components that make up a psychological perspective from the theory of mind to the junoon, to how Islam views individuals, couples and families to arrive at an attempt to define an Islamic Psychology and ways of implementing it for treatment. This is a two-and-a-half-day conference to begin this much-needed work. Each session will consist of two Islamic scholars and a mental health discussant who has a caseload of 50% Muslim clients or more. This is a working conference so the aim is to work not focus on presenting papers. Writings will be produced after the conference.