Christian Muslim Encounters. Perspectives on modalities of interreligious co-existence from Asia, Africa and Europe
Across Asia, Africa and Europe, Christians and Muslims live in shared settings, defining themselves in distinction to each other, at times engaging in violent conflicts, but also being entangled in multiple ways and showing unexpected similarities.
In current scholarly research on religion, the study of Christianity and Islam is thriving. But often, notwithstanding some laudable exceptions and initiatives, these study fields still exist more or less independently from each other. Rarely have the encounters and entanglements of Christianity or Islam and the modalities of interreligious co-existence been a central research issue or studied within a common framework, even though Christians, Muslims and others have co-existed – and still co-exist - more or less peacefully in many contexts.
This symposium, drawing on case-studies from Asia, Africa and Europe, explores the modalities of coexistence of Christians and Muslims in the public domain.
One of the main speakers is dr. Gé Speelman from the Protestant Theological University. Her research is mainly in the field of Christian-Muslim encounters. She has published on interreligious hermeneutics, dialogue of women and religiously mixed marriages.
13.15-13.20 Opening by the chair Birgit Meyer
Session I: Perspectives from Asia
13.20-13.40 Contested Content: Muslim-Christian Encounters over Textbook Reform in Pakistan. Kor Grit
13.40-14.00 The Politics of "Allah". Muslim-Christian Encounters in the Indonesian Political Space. Lucien van Liere
Session II: Perspectives from Africa
14.15-14.35 The Africa that we were, the Africa that we are, and the Africa that we want in Christian-Muslim relations. Johnson Mbillah
14.35-14.55 To repeal an Islamic state. The price of interreligious coexistence in The Gambia. Martha Frederiks
15.10-15.30 Tea & Coffee
Session III: Perspectives from Europe
15.30-15.50 Pious aspirations, secular routines. A comparative ethnography of young Muslims and Christians in the Netherlands. Daan Beekers
15.50-16.10 Fatherland-Motherland. Christians, Muslims and others combining loyalties in the context of the Dutch nation state. Gé Speelman
16.25-17.15 Plenary discussion (Birgit Meyer)
Date Friday 2 June 2017: 13.00-18.00
Location Sweelinckzaal, Drift 21, Utrecht (entrance via University Library Drift 27)
Registration Attendance to the seminar is free, but it is necessary to register because the number of seats in the lecture is restricted. You are invited to register, preferably by email, with Jeannette Boere firstname.lastname@example.org (before May 30, 2017).