Gloria Durka, Professor of Religious Education, addressed a plenary session of the International Conference on “Globalization and Localization: Theory, Problems and Practices of Religious Conversion in Europe,” which was held at the University of Latvia, Riga, February 10-11, 2011.
Conference coordinators included Dr. Inese Runce, MA, GSRRE, who is a professor and researcher in the Institute of Philosophy and Sociology, University of Latvia. The conference was sponsored by the European Union, and it brought together scholars from Italy, Russia, Ireland, the UK and Baltic countries. Dr. Durka was the only invited scholar from the United States. Her paper was entitled, “Inter-religious Education and Conversion in a Divided World: Perspectives from the United States.”