Saturday, january 15, 2000


9.30 - Registration

10.00 - Opening Session

Tiago Santos (Researcher, FCSH - Universidade Nova de Lisboa)

Miguel Farias (Researcher, FPCE - Universidade de Lisboa)

Massimo Introvigne (CESNUR)

10.30 - Conference: Introduction to the scholarly study of New Religious Movements

J. Gordon Melton (Institute for the Study of American Religion)

11.45 - Coffee Break

12.00 - The death of God: secularisation and New Religious Movements at the new millennium

Donizete Rodrigues (Sociology Department, Universidade da Beira Interior)

12.45 - Lunch

14.30 - 18.30 Panel: Legal aspects of religious freedom

Lee Boothby (International Academy for Freedom of Religion and Belief)

José de Sousa e Brito (Tribunal Constitucional).

Jónatas Machado (Law Faculty, Universidade de Coimbra)

Cole Durham (Brigham Young University School of Law)



Sunday, January 15, 2000


10.00 - Conference: The brainwashing rhetoric and its dangers for religious liberty

Massimo Introvigne (Center for Studies on New Religions)

11.15 - Coffee Break

11.30 - Early Christianity: from messianic sect to Christian Church Dimas de Almeida (Universidade Lusófona)

12.15 - Closing Session



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