Worldviews Conference


2020 Call for Presentations

This event will be rescheduled to a later date as Radford University responds to public health considerations

The Radford University Department of Philosophy and Religious Studies will host a student conference on a date to be determined.

The forum will address a quintessential topic in the humanities—the distinctly human need for an interpretive orientation to life. Both philosophies and religions have provided world views—portrayals of existence and instructions for living—which have decisively shaped personal and collective life.

Conference presenters are set the task of articulating, from an academic perspective, the myriad ways this has occurred. For example, presentations might delineate a particular world view or compare common aspects of worldviews, such as the search for meaning, identity, or understanding.

Majors and Non-majors are both welcomed to participate. Please send a note of interest and a brief topic description by March 18th to Grace Bryant, PHRE Student Intern,

2019 Conference Program

Time Presenter Topic
2:00 - 2:10 Hannah Secrist Welcome and Introduction
2:10 - 2:25 Savannah Tyler & Ursula Turner "How Religion can be Viewed in Different Ways"
2:25 - 2:40  Dylan Bobbitt "An Analysis of Information & Fake News in America"
2:40 - 2:55 Milo Wilson "Music & Mindfulness Meditation"
2:55 - 3:10  Daniel Dishon "Fear of Giants in the Modern Day"
3:10 - 3:25 Bryan Jarrell "Non-Duality Goes Cosmopolitan: A Study of Enlightenment Practices from Around the World"
3:25 - 3:40  Rachael Cahoon "Women and Jesus"
3:40 - 3:45 Hannah Secrist Closing Remarks