Singapore conference on Religion, Disaster Relief, and Reconstruction in Asia

A conference on ”Salvage and Salvation: Religion, Disaster Relief, and Reconstruction in Asia” will be held in Singapore 22–23 November 2012. It is organised by the Asia Research Institute, National University of Singapore, and focuses on the dynamics in play at the intersection of religion and disaster relief in Asia? Over the past few years, Asia has witnessed frequent massive and high profile disasters, notably the Indian Ocean tsunami (2004), the Kashmir earthquake (2005) – photo, Cyclone Nargis in Myanmar (2008), the Pakistan floods of 2010, and most recently the 2011 earthquake, tsunami, and nuclear disasters in northeast Japan. In the wake of these tragedies – and the numerous smaller-scale disasters that also afflict the region – religious organizations have played pivotal roles in disaster response initiatives. Millions of relief workers and billions of dollars in aid have been mobilized through their networks.
Abstracts should be submitted before 15 May 2012. More information.


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