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Societas Ethica Annual International Conference

On August 24-27, the Societas Ethica Annual International Conference on the general theme: “Giving an Account of Evil,” is hosted by the Volos Academy for Theological Studies at the Thessalia Conference Center in Volos (Greece). In the consultation, philosophers and theologians will seek to provide a balance between conceptual analyses from within the theological and philosophical traditions on the one hand and historical and/or contemporary presentations, grappling with how they can give an account of evil in today’s world. As the conference takes place for the first time in Greece, it will engage the theme of evil by dealing also with issues of human migration and economic crisis, by which Greece suffers for a long time now.


Philosophers, Theologians, University Professors, and scholars from Schools, Institutes and Research Centers from all around the world will present their recent research results on the conference’s general theme. Key-note speakers include Marcel Hénaff (University of California, San Diego), Maureen Junker-Kenny (Trinity College, Dublin), Stelios Virvidakis, (National and Kapodistrian University of Athens), Antje Kapust (Ruhr-University Bochum / Ruhrakademie), Mahmoud Masaeli (University of Ottawa, President Alternative Perspectives and Global Concerns), and David Gushee (Society of Christian Ethics).
The Greek participants include: Dr. Michalis Zoumboulakis: Professor and President of the Faculty of Economic Studies, University of Thessaly, Dr. Pantelis Kalaitzidis, Director of Volos Academy for Theological Studies, Rev. Meletis Meletiadis, Pastor of the Greek Evangelica Church of Volos, Moderator of the Executive Committee of the General Synod of the Evangelical Church of Greece, etc.
To see the full program of the conference please click here.