Global Philosophy of Religion: Death and Immortality

June 28, 2022 - June 30, 2022
Birmingham Centre for Philosophy of Religion, University of Birmingham

Birmingham B15 2TT
United Kingdom


  • The John Templeton Foundation


University of Birmingham

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The Global Philosophy of Religion Project Conference

Death and Immortality

28-30 June 2022

Birmingham Centre for Philosophy of Religion

University of Birmingham

The theme of our 2022 conference is Death and Immortality. Many of the major world religions address death and the possibility of existence beyond death. This conference will address philosophical issues concerning death and immortality by discussing questions such as whether there is a coherent model of immortality, whether belief in the afterlife requires supernaturalism, whether such a belief has implications for the metaphysics of the human person, and whether such a belief can be justified through empirical evidence or philosophical arguments.


Please note we will be prioritising academic staff and students due to the limited spaces. If you are successful in your registration you will be sent an email confirming your space.

You must send a copy of your academic CV to [email protected] to support your application. We require you to register using your academic email address when registering. Personal email addresses e.g. @gmail will not be accepted. We will close registration as soon as the available spaces are filled.

Confirmed speakers

  • Imran Aijaz (Associate Professor of Philosophy, University of Michigan-Dearborn, USA)
  • Bakinaz Abdalla (Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Jewish Philosophy of Religion, University of Birmingnham, UK)
  • Reza Akbari (Professor of Islamic Philosophy and Theology, Imam Sadiq University, Iran)
  • Emann Allebban (Assistant Professor of Philosophy, Providence College, USA)
  • Hazel T. Biana (Associate Professor of Philosophy, De La Salle University, Philippines)
  • Cennet Ceren Çavuş (Assistant Professor, Muş Alparslan University, Turkey)
  • Jessica Frazier (Lecturer in Theology and Fellow of the Oxford Centre for Hindu Studies, University of Oxford, UK)
  • Jay Garfield (Doris Silbert Professor in the Humanities and Professor of Philosophy, Logic and Buddhist Studies, Smith College, USA)
  • Ted Good (PhD student, University of Toronto, Canada)
  • Marie-Hélène Gorisse (Postdoctoral Resaerch Fellow in Hindu and Jain Philosophy of Religion, University of Birmingham, UK)
  • Soraj Hongladarom (Professor of Philosophy, Chulalongkorn University, Thailand)
  • Liz Jackson (Assistant Professor of Philosophy, Ryerson University, Canada)
  • Jeremiah Joven Joaquin (Professor of Philosoph, De La Salle University, Philippines)
  • Silvia Jonas (Marie Skłodowska-Curie Fellow, Munich Center for Mathematical Philosophy, Ludwig Maximillian University Munich, Germany)
  • Andrew Loke (Associate Professor of Religion and Philosophy, Hong Kong Baptist University, Hong Kong)
  • Kirk Lougheed (Assistant Professor of Philosophy, LCC International University, Lithuania)
  • Swami Medhananda (Monk of the Ramakrishna Order and Senior Research Fellow in Philosophy at the Ramakrishna Institute of Moral and Spiritual Education, India)
  • Peter Millican (Professor of Philosophy at Hertford College, University of Oxford, UK)
  • Hasskei Mohammed Majeed (Associate Professor of Philosophy, University of Ghana, Ghana)
  • Motsamai Molefe (Senior Researcher at the Centre for Leadership Ethics at the University of Fort Hare, South Africa)
  • Emmanuel Ofasia (PhD student, Lagos State University, Nigeria)
  • Franklin Perkins (Professor of Philosophy at the University of Hawai'i, Manoa, USA)
  • Chakravarthi Ram-Prasad (Distinguished Professor of Comparative Religion and Philosophy, University of Lancaster, UK)
  • Carlo Rossi (Assistant Professor of Philosophy, Universidad Adolfo Ibáñez, Chile)
  • Agnieszka Rostalska (Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Ghent University, Belgium)
  • Aaron Segal (Michael and Bella Guggenheim Senior Lecturer in Philosophy, Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel)
  • Yuanping Shi (PhD student, Leiden University, Netherlands)
  • Eduard Shyfrin (Kabbalah and Torah Scholar, UK)
  • Christopher Tomaszewski (Assistant Professor of Philosophy, Belmont Abbey College, USA)
  • Aysenur Ünügür-Tabur (Postdoctoral Fellow, University of Augsburg, Germany)
  • Venerable Dr. Yifa (Director, Woodfish Program, USA)
  • Carol Zaleski (Professor of World Religions, Smith College, USA) 
  • Mohammad Saleh Zarepour (Lecturer in Philosophy, University of Manchester, UK)
  • Jingyi Jenny Zhao (ISF Research Fellow at the Needham Research Institute, University of Cambridge, UK)

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