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PACIFIC RIM INSTITUTE FOR DEVELOPMENT & EDUCATION
An international non-profit organization in Special Consultative Status with
the Economic & Social Council of the United Nations
Corporate Offices : 2101 Camino Vida Roble, Suite D, Carlsbad, California,
92009 Tel/Fax: (760) 438-8825
International Mailing : 7720-B El Camino Real, Suite 511, Carlsbad,
California, 92009 Tel/Fax: (760) 942-3392
www.pridengo.org E-mail: Pride9@aol.com
Call for papers:
You are cordially invited to attend
THE 2ND INTERNATIONAL MULTI-CULTURAL SYMPOSIUM
"CURRENT INFLUENCES OF SECULAR ETHICS & RELIGIOUS CONSCIENCE"
To be Held at
THE UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA AT LOS ANGELES (UCLA), USA
SEPTEMBER 14 THROUGH SEPTEMBER 16, 2001
Sponsored by: Pacific Rim Institute For Development & Education (PRIDE) in
concert with the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences, the Institute of World
Religions (CASS) from the People's Republic of China
Co-Hosted by: The UCLA School of Public Health
Participants & Guests: Internationally renowned scholars, educators, and
professionals from various disciplines, including distinguished scholars
from the People's Republic of China
* Broadcast of this important event will be arranged through media agencies
within United States and China because of the 2001 Symposium's unique
1.This is the first time the People's Republic of China has approved sending
a large group of scholars of religion to participate in an international
symposium outside of Mainland China.
2. For the first time, a bilingual symposium facilitating direct dialogue
between Chinese and International top religious and secular scholars will
3. This will be a unique opportunity to explore, compare and exchange views
on the role of ethical and moral values to positively influence today's
Dear distinguished Scholars & Professionals:
The Pacific Rim Institute for Development & Education and The Chinese Academy
of Social Sciences, Institute of World Religions, wishes to invite you, as a
recognized expert in your professional discipline, to participate in the 2001
International Multi-Cultural Symposium addressing "Current Influences of
Secular Ethics and Religious Conscience."
The 2001 Symposium will afford academics and professionals from all parts of
the world the opportunity to participate with Chinese scholars in a bilingual
sharing of thoughts, concepts, and creative visions. The conference will
provide an e xceptional occasion for engaging in academic exchanges in areas
of personal and interpersonal ethics and beliefs, as well as building new
international friendships and connections for future collaborative efforts.
We anticipate a fertile, mutually respectful, and lively exploration of the
ethical values and spiritual issues called into question by the uncertain
status of religious and secular institutions throughout the world. PRIDE and
CASS have arranged that similar symposiums will be held every two or three
Because the Symposium will be presented in both English and Chinese, we
request that those intending to present papers register prior to June 15,
2001 ( it can be extended under special circumstance), submitting at that
time a one-page abstract of no more than 300 words, together with a brief
autobiography not to exceed 150 words. Papers need to be review by academics
for possible suggestions. Complete manuscripts, on computer disk and in paper
copy, need to be received by PRIDE about July 15, 2001. Presented manuscripts
will be published following the symposium.
Each abstract will be available in English and Chinese prior to the start of
the conference, affording attendees with the opportunity to review them before
their presentation to better facilitate the discussion period. Each individual
will have approximately ten minutes for presentation of their key point,
followed by a period of discussion. The conference will include seven (7)
plenary sessions and five (5) group-presentation sessions. In addition, free
periods during the days and evenings will provide participants with the
opportunity to pursue mutual interests, share published materials, and build
professional and personal relationships.
The Symposium sponsors wish to provide every participant a chance to gain
maximum benefit and inspiration from the proceedings. As became evident after
the Beijing conference in 1998, participation in the Symposium serves to open
new horizons in thought and action. The conference will stimulate participants
to transcend the bounds of theoretical research, and help create practical
models for addressing problems of an ethical or moral nature.
We look forward to your distinguished participation in this year's conference.
With sincere regards,
PACIFIC RIM INSTITUTE FOR DEVELOPMENT & EDUCATION
Dr. Yu-An Rao - President
Section A: Symposium Sub-Topics & Abstract
Section B: Co-Sponsors
Section C: Registration and Accommodations
SECTION A: SYMPOSIUM SUB-TOPICS & ABSTRACT
Each individual who has been invited to participate in the Symposium brings
expertise in a particular field of research and/or practice in a discipline
which impacts upon the human condition. In this era of globalization, powered
by instantaneous and, for the most part, unobstructed communication, we can
observe the gradual improvement, reformation, erosion, or obliteration of many
social and cultural standards that have heretofore served as a fundamental
guide for our thoughts and actions. Consequently, the goal of the conference
is to provide a congenial forum in which to share observations and conclusions
concerning the status of societal conditions, and to consider their influence,
potential or actual, upon the course of national, regional and global affairs.
To the end of affording consultation on these and other matters, a number
of individuals and institutions have referred topics and related questions to
the Symposium Peer Review Panel for conference consideration. We thought it
informative to offer the following brief sampling of some of the topics
1. "Moral and Ethical Teachings of the World's Major Religions"
2. "Contrasting Sources & Implementation of Ethical Standards"
3. "Globalization's Requirement of a Universal Code of Ethics"
4. "Moral Standards in the Protection of Minorities, Women and Children"
5. "Family & Societal Contributions to the Needs Basic in Child Development"
6. "Ethical Differentials in Religious and Secular Belief"
7. "The Value of Ethics in Student Core Curriculums"
8. "The Need for Global Standards in the Prevention and Control of Disease"
9. "Secular and Doctrinal Considerations in Population Control"
10. "The Application of Moral Principles in Matters of Business & The Law"
11. "The Change of Ethical Values in a Pluralistic Society"
12. "The Family as a Path Towards Health"
13. "Ethics & Economic"
14. "Applying Religious Principles to today's Secular Challenges"
ABSTRACT CONFIRMATION & REPRODUCTION
You can E-mail a confirmation of your presentation abstract to the:
Symposium@Pridengo.org", with copy to: Healy@pipeline.com
All papers should be submitted on disk, confirmed by Email attachment, in
Microsoft Word format, Word 97 or later, or in Rich Text Format (RTF). If
necessary, ASCII text can be accepted. Authors will be notified when their
materials have been successfully transmitted.
A printed book of all abstracts will be available at the registration desk
at the beginning of Symposium. Complete paper will be published after
SECTION B: CO-SPONSORS:
THE CHINESE ACADEMY OF SOCIAL SCIENCES (CASS): This national agency supervises
the study and research of a wide variety of matters of social concern in
China, including economics, language, history, philosophy, religion and more.
THE INSTITUTE OF WORLD RELIGIONS (IWR): It is one of the largest religious
research institutes in the world. The institute is comprised of a number of
separate departments, each of which is responsible for the research and study
of a specific religious system recognized by the Central Government. Among
these departments are those dedicated to Taoism, Confucianism, Buddhism,
Judaism, Christianity, Islam, and Bahá'í Faith.
THE PACIFIC RIM INSTITUTE FOR DEVELOPMENT AND EDUCATION (PRIDE): This is a
501(C3) tax-exempt international, Non-governmental organization, in special
consultative status with the Economic and Social Council of the United
Nations. PRIDE is engaged in international cultural, social, and economic
development programs with individuals and institutions with goals designed to
promote peace, friendship, harmony and prosperity throughout the world. It is
committed to assist in the creation of a better understanding among different
nationalities through education.
SECTION C: REGISTRATION & ACCOMMODATIONS
Please mail the registration form, registration fee, and room and board
remittance (made payable to "PRIDE") to the following address:
2101 CAMINO VIDA ROBLE, SUITE D
CARLSBAD, CA 92009, USA
(You may also communicate with PRIDE through the PRIDE Website
Conference Location and Address: The conference will be held at UCLA Sunset
Village, Conference Plaza, located at 330 DeNeve Drive, 138707, Los Angeles,
California, 90095-1387. It is situated on the Los Angeles campus of the
University of California, and is in close proximity to the Los Angeles
International Airport (LAX).
Communication with the Conference Plaza: The front desk is open 24 hours a
day. To reach the PRIDE Conference at UCLA, call (310) 825-2275, or fax to
(310) 206-2609, or mail to Sunset Village, 330 DeNeve Dr., Los Angeles, CA
90095-1316. The general information desk phone is (800) 854-5733.
Transportation via bus and shuttle is available every 20 minutes to link
travelers with locations inside and adjacent to the UCLA campus.
(As you would like it to appear on your name badge)
City: _____________State/Province: ____________Postal code: __________Country _________
Home Phone: _______________ Work Phone: ______________ FAX______________
E-mail Address: ___________________________________ Other: _______________________
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REGISTRATION & MATERIALS FEE (includes banquet and all printed materials):
Conference Participant = US$ 120; students or spouses = US$ 80 each
IF YOU ARE PRESENTING A PAPER OR REPORT, PLEASE COMPLETE THE FOLLOWING:
Title and description of your presentation
Will you require written translation services? Yes ___ No ___
If you have published materials that you would like presented to interested
persons, please furnish title of the material, field of expertise, and year
Note: Please mark your choice in the bracketed area.
1. At Sunset Village:
[ ] Double Room, 4 person Shared Bath, Three Conference Meals - US$ 78
per day per person
[ ] Double Room, 2 person Private Bath, Three Conference Meals - US$ 82
per day per person
[ ] Single Room, Shared Bath, Three Conference Meals -- US$ 116 per
day per person
[ ] Single Room, Private Bath, Three Conference Meals -- US$ 126 per
day per person
2. At Residential Hall :
[ ] Triple Room, Shared Bath, Three Conference Meals -- US$ 52 per
day per person
[ ] Double Room, Shared Bath, Three Conference Meals -- US$ 59 per day
[ ] Single Room, Shared Bath, Three Conference Meals -- US$ 89 per
day per person
Note 1: The above packages include complementary use of the UCLA library and
UCLA's Olympic-quality recreational facilities, which feature an outdoor
swimming pool, tennis and racquetball courts, and workout facilities.
Note 2: Please remit the Registration Fee and the charge for Room & Board by
money order or check only (preferably drawn on a U.S. Bank if possible.)
Note 3: In accordance with UCLA regulations, a $20.00 cancellation fee will
be charged if a reservation is canceled after April 15, 2001. In the event
of a cancellation after July 1, 2001, no refund will be given. The rooms at
UCLA go fast. If you register too late to get a room on campus, there is a
Holiday Inn near the conference location with a shuttle bus, with a double
room rate between $ 135 to $ 145, not including meals.
OBSERVER AND COMMUTER PARTICIPANT
Meals and parking tickets may be purchased separately by those not using
accommodations on campus. Those wishing to attend only the Grand Banquet
may purchase tickets (US$ 50 per person) for that Saturday evening banquet.
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