Dear Oecumene friends and colleagues,
We are very pleased to send you the December edition of Oecumene Dialogues our monthly newsletter.
Summary of items covered in this issue:
- Event: Final Conference: International Postgraduate School on Citizenship after Orientalism
- Event: 'Exercising post-secular citizenship: a guru’s court, the state, and development in contemporary rural Karnataka’
- Blog: An Arab Christian Perspective
- Publication: 'We, the Non-Europeans: Derrida with Said'
- Publication: The Young and the Restless. Gender, 'Youth', and the Delhi Gang Rape Case of 2012
1. Event: Final Conference: International Postgraduate School on Citizenship after Orientalism
The Oecumene project offers a two-day postgraduate school on 4-5 March 2014 as part of the programme for the final conference that takes place on 6-7 March 2014 in Open University, Walton Hall, Milton Keynes. Those who are registered for the school are expected to attend both the school and the conference for the entire experience. The school features four three-hour seminars over two days.
To register for both the school and the conference, please email: Oecumene-Project@open.ac.uk
Please note that attendance at both the international school and the conference is free. However, places at the international school are limited, so please register as soon as possible.
2. Event:Exercising post-secular citizenship: a guru’s court, the state, and development in contemporary rural Karnataka’
Aya Ikegame spoke on 'Exercising post-secular citizenship: a guru’s court, the state, and development in contemporary rural Karnataka’ in Session 3: Rethinking Secularism and Democracy organised by Contemporary India Area Studies, Japan at the International Conference: In Search of Well-being: Genealogies of Religion and Politics in India being held in Kyoto University, Japan on 14-15 December 2013.
3. Blog: An Arab Christian Perspective
By Raghda Butros
In first grade in Amman, we were asked to divide into two groups, Christians on one side, and Muslims on the other. I stayed with my closest friends, and was pleased to notice we were the larger group. As we were about to start our first religious education class, my enthusiasm was interrupted when the teacher abruptly stopped at my name in the roster. Butros is the Arabic equivalent of Peter, which made me instantly identifiable as Christian, and landed me in the other classroom, feeling dejected.
4. Publication:'We, the Non-Europeans: Derrida with Said'
by Engin Isin
'We, the Non-Europeans: Derrida with Said,' in Europe after Derrida, ed. Bora Isyar and Agnes Czajka (Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press, 2013).
5. Publication: 'The Young and the Restless. Gender, "Youth", and the Delhi Gang Rape Case of 2012
by Tara Atluri
Following the Delhi gang rape and murder of Jyoti Singh Pandhey in New Delhi and the unprecedented levels of protest that followed, high numbers of young people in the subcontinent and specifically urban India were blamed for sexual violence, while also heralded as a progressive vanguard.