The University of Divinity and St Athanasius College will co-host an international conference COPTS IN MODERNITY   The conference will focus on Church and Community between the 18th and 21st Centuries. This event will be held from July 13-18, 2018 in Melbourne, Australia   Saint Athanasius College (SAC) extends a call for papers for a conference on the Copts of Egypt in the pre-modern and modern period from the mid-seventeenth century to today. The Organizing Committee seeks paper proposals from a broad range of disciplines and perspectives which explore aspects of the early modern and modern history of the Copts. Proposed Topics and Panels
  • Art and Architecture
  • Theological Matters
  • Influential Patriarchs (Cyril IV, V, VI, Pope Shenouda III)
  • Teaching and Education
  • Ecumenical Relations
  • Church Reformers (Habib Girgis) and Influential Lay Leaders
  • Copts in Politics
  • Coptic Media
  • Monastic Revival, including Women in Monastic Life
  • Saints and Hagiography
  • Gender Issues
  • Copts and/or Church in the Lands of Immigration
  If interested, please send a conference paper abstract, up to 250 words by July 1 2017 to Bishop Dr Suriel E: or to Dr Nelly van Doorn-Harder E:   For inquiries contact Fr Michael Salib T: +61 3 8872 8458 E:   For more information and updates

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