The Department of Philosophy & Religious Studies held a very successful Half-Day Conference on 2nd November 2017 at the Kenyatta University Conference Centre (KUCC). The Conference was sponsored by the Cultural Council of the Embassy of Islamic Republic of Iran, Kenya. While giving his remarks to officially open the Conference, the Dean, School of Humanities & Social Science, Prof Chris Shisanya, noted that the Conference was a milestone for the Department since the last one of its kind which was held in 2006. He underlined the collaboration between the Cultural Council and the Department of Philosophy and Religious Studies through sponsoring of the Conference. The theme of the Conference was on Cultural and Scientific Impact on Extremism and Radicalism with a focus on students across various disciplines. This was meant to encourage them to write and present papers, and engage in religious discourses on extremism and radicalism. In total, eleven (11) papers were presented: Four (4) by lecturers and Seven (7) by students as follows:

  1. Dr. John Peter Bwire: Radicalism and Terrorism with a Focus on Al-Shabaab
  2. Dr. Humphrey Waweru: Religion, Justice And Human Rights
  3. Dr. Newton Kahumbi: The Implications of Terrorism on Freedom of Religion in Kenya
  4. Mr. Gerface Ochieng; Religious Freedom and Terrorism
  5. Joyce Thiong’o: Religion, Radicalism and Terrorism: Two parallels and a bridge
  6. Doreen Nyaga/Duncan Nyariaro: Religious Radicalism & Terrorism: Two Parallels and a Bridge
  7. Nzioka John Mosu: An Evaluation of the success of the United Nations Global Anti-Terrorist Strategy
  8. Gerald Orina: Religion and Politics as pathway to terrorism.
  9. Njenga Francis: An Elucidation of the role of Science and Technology in addressing the problem of Terrorism
  10. Massawa Charles Valentine: Considering Ujamaa in the fight against Radicalization & Terrorism.
  11. Gire Ali: Culture and Science as sources of extremism and radicalism globally
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