Cao Dai at the 30th Conference of the International Society...

Cao Dai at the 30th Conference of the International Society...

Updated 2012-05-14 13:40:20

 

Cao Dai at the 30th Conference of the International Society for the Sociology of Religion in Spain.

 

The International Society for the Sociology of Religion (ISSR) will organize its 30th International Conference, which will be held in the city of Santiago de Compostela, Spain, during the week of 27 thru 31st July 2009.

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MORE STUDENTS TAKEN THE CAODAI COURSE

MORE STUDENTS TAKEN THE CAODAI COURSE

Updated 2012-05-14 13:40:20

(Dhaka, Dec. 15, 2009)

 

Professor and lecturer of the course “Cao Dai Religious Tradition” Mohammed Jahangir Alam has informed that for this semester (spring 2010) the number of students enrolled in the Caodai course at the University of Dhaka in Bangladesh has increased significantly from 33 students of year 2009 to 44 students currently. For this reason, the Department of World Religions has also increased to 2 teachers, one is Jahangir Alam, the other is Shaik Farid. Professor Farid is also mastered in Caodai religion with his thesis “ The concept of Unity in Caodaism and Unitarism : a comparative study”

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ONE MORE EXPERT IN CAODAISM FROM BANGLADESH

ONE MORE EXPERT IN CAODAISM FROM BANGLADESH

Updated 2012-05-14 13:40:20

(News from Dhaka, Bangladesh, April 22, 2010)


The Academic Council of Dhaka University, Bangladesh, on April 21, 2010, has just awarded the degree of Master of Philosophy (M.Phil) to a student of the Department of World Religions, following the recommendation of the Exam Committee of the University. The student’s name is SHAIKH FARID, his thesis for graduation is titled “Caodaism: a syncretistic religion of Viet Nam”. The ceremony of this graduation will be held on May 16, 2010 in the main auditorium of the University.

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INVITATION TO VISIT CAODAI HOLY SEE IN TAY NINH, VIET NAM

INVITATION TO VISIT CAODAI HOLY SEE IN TAY NINH, VIET NAM

Updated 2012-05-14 13:40:20

On September 19, 2010, a delegation of faculty members of the Department of World Religions at the University of Dhaka, Bangladesh, will visit Viet Nam on the invitation of the Cao Dai Overseas Missionary. The participants will visit the Cao Dai Holy See in Tay Ninh, then will take a tour of some provinces in the South such as Can Tho and Rach Gia. They will end up visiting the island of Phu Quoc, a beautiful province with pristine beaches, where His Excellency Ngo Minh Chieu, the first Cao Dai adept, had seen the Divine Eye.

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Dr. Lukas Pokorny’s visit to Cao Dai in Viet Nam

Dr. Lukas Pokorny’s visit to Cao Dai in Viet Nam

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(Reported by Nguyen Thi Thanh Nhan - July 15, 2010)

 

Lukas Pokorny is from Austria, with a job as Research Assistant at the Chair of East Asian Economy and Society. He is Vice Director of the Studies Program of the Department of East Asian Studies at the University of Vienna. He holds an M.A. degree in Comparative Religious Studies, General History, Philosophy, and Korean Studies and a PhD in Philosophy. His current research focuses on Religious Traditions in East Asia, with emphasis on the Role of Confucianism and the Political Impact/Doctrinal Dimension of New Religious Movements, Historical Epistemology, and Comparative Religious Studies.

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Special Seminar on  “Kazi Nazrul Islam and Interfaith Harmony”

Special Seminar on “Kazi Nazrul Islam and Interfaith Harmony”

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(News from Dhaka, Bangladesh, June 1, 2011)

 

On the occasion of the 112th Birthday of Kazi Nazrul Islam, the National Poet of Bangladesh, the Centre for Interreligious and Intercultural Dialogue of the Department of World Religions and Culture of Dhaka University held a seminar on “Kazi Nazrul Islam and Interfaith Harmony” on May 25, 2011.

 

Professor Saumitra Shekar of the Department of Bangla and an active member of Religions for Peace (RfP), Bangladesh presented the keynote paper. Principal Pranab Kumar Barua, Vice President of RfP-Bangladesh and the Secretary General of Bangladesh Buddhist Cultural Propagation Society, Professor Hirendra Nath Biswas, Vice President of RfP-Bangladesh and the President, Bangladesh National Hindu Reformation Society; Dr. Marufi Khan, Principal Ispahani Girls’ College, Dhaka and Professor Fr. Tapan Camilus De Rozario, Vice President of RfP-Bangladesh and Director, Pontifical Mission Society of Bangladesh took part in the discussion.

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Caodaist scholarship manifest in Riga

Caodaist scholarship manifest in Riga

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The Caodaist Overseas Missionary has, for the last few years now, been assisting scholars in their research on Caodaism. This year was no different with the Missionary helping Dr Sergei Blagov and I attend the CESNUR conference in Riga, Latvia. Now it might take some thinking to link Dao Cao Dai with the very extremities of Europe but nevertheless, this meeting of scholars presented a great chance for fostering interest in the religion at a scholarly and international level.

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Institutionalising Spiritism and The Esoteric

Institutionalising Spiritism and The Esoteric

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Note - Christopher Hartney has a BA Honors in Religious Studies from the University of Sydney where he is currently completing a Masters of Philosophy on the history of Caodaism in Australia. He tutors and is a part-time lecturer at the School of Studies in Religion and also works as a broadcaster for religious affairs for the Australian Broadcasting Corporation.

 

 

The following is Chris Hartney’s presentation at CESNUR (Center for Studies of New Religions) Conference in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania on June 3, 1999.

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Interview with Dr Janet Hoskins...

Interview with Dr Janet Hoskins...

Updated 2012-05-07 20:54:17

Dr. Hoskins: I became interested in Caodaism by reading about it and seeing that there was a temple in Pomona, about 5 minutes from where I grew up. I had been studying religions in Southeast Asia for many years, mainly in Indonesia, and had read some reports about Caodaism published in English.

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