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February 2014

CALL FOR PAPERS (DEADLINE: 9 MARCH 2014) THE ETHICS OF RELIGIOUS GIVING IN ASIA HISTORICAL AND ETHNOGRAPHIC EXPLORATIONS

2014/02/17 @ 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
National University of Singapore, Asia Research Institute, National University of Singapore Singapore + Google Map

Date:9-10 October 2014 Venue:Asia Research Institute, National University of Singapore WEBSITE:http://www.ari.nus.edu.sg/events_categorydetails.asp?categoryid=6&eventid=1512 Is charity altruistic or egoistically motivated? Are there ethical and unethical religious giving? Is there anything specifically ‘Asian’ about particular conceptions of ethical giving? What are our alternatives to thinking through such issues beyond simple dichotomies? Religious groups and individuals have been providing goods and services for the poor and needy throughout history and across the globe. Though most religious doctrines teach caring for the underprivileged, the actual practices and perceptions of what is considered ‘proper’ kinds of giving, and the precautions prospective recipients have to take against possible harm, vary considerably across time and traditions. This international and…

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