Today, faith and religious values have become centerpieces of
political and social agendas and the focus of widespread debate. In
the Western world, where economic success has not in itself resulted
in a more meaningful life, and in the Islamic Middle East, where
opportunities for personal and economic advancement remain mirages
for the masses, turning to religion has increased dramatically
among people of all ages, particularly among the young. Reflecting
on its presence in the real world is a vital undertaking.
[From Series editor's preface]
Proceedings of a conference held at Park East Synagogue, New York, N.Y., March 19 & 20, 2006.
Designated the Seventeenth volume (p. 395), it is the eighteenth conference. The tenth conference was never published.