Racism and Religion
Talks and panel discussion
Info about event
Nobelparken, Interacting Minds Centre, building 1483 room 312
|13.00 - 13.15||Welcome by Lea Skewes |
|13.15 - 13.45||Iram Khawaja |
Muslimness as a racialized category?
|13.45 – 14.00||Break|
|14.00 – 14.30||Lene Kühle |
Is the regulation of religious individuals and communities in Denmark discriminatory or racist?
|14.30 – 14.45||Break|
|14.45 – 15.15||Christian Suhr |
Muslims, Muslims, Muslims: flimflam about Muslims in Europe
|15.15 – 16.00||Panel discussion with Iram Khawaja, Lone Kühle & Christian Suhr|
Free of charge. All are welcome to join.
Speaker: Iram Khawaja
Title: Muslimness as a racialized category?
How are discourses on religiosity and secularism interwoven with and informing racialized understandings of Muslimness as an othered - and even abjected- category of identity and belonging? Drawing on research with ethnic and religious minorities in Denmark this question is explored and analyzed from a discursive and affective perspective on how processes of othering are experienced as a sense of (non-belonging) and how it is connected with gazes, hyper-vigilance and minority stress.
Speaker: Lene Kühle
Title: Is the regulation of religious individuals and communities in Denmark discriminatory or racist?
International studies of the regulation of religion, has placed Denmark on the top as a country which regulates religion – or perhaps some religions- quite restrictively. But does the regulation of religious individuals and communities in Denmark imply discrimination or racism? I will present and the situation of freedom of religion in Denmark and discuss to what extent measure to prevent racism and discrimination is of relevance for ensuring freedom of religion.
speaker: Christian Suhr
Title: Muslims, Muslims, Muslims: flimflam about Muslims in Europe
“Rabid imams are spreading a death cult”, “preach their messages of hatred”, “aim at undermining our democracy”, “a plague over Denmark” – such statements by high-ranking Danish politicians characterized public debates about Muslims for several years. As a scholar working on these issues, I remember asking myself; how could we talk a little less about Muslims? How could I work without contributing to the continuously evolving rage about Muslims? In this presentation I describe how these considerations led to a project about light and love.