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Borderland Religion Workshop—Migration and Religion: A Mutual Impact

A 3 day workshop at Union Theological Seminary and CUNY Graduate Center in cooperation with the GOBA-project (Faculty of Theology, University of Oslo, Norway), and The Thuthuka Migration and Religion Program ( University of Kwazulu-Natal, South Africa).

Borderland Workshop-final

Thursday, November 12
Union Theological Seminary, Room 36
0900 Coffee
0930 D. Machado, UTS/ T. Wyller, Oslo: Welcome: Borderland and Reformatting Religion
0945-1030: M. Seifert, Texas: Texas/Borderland Narratives: Lived Experience
1045-1200: D. Machado, UTS: Santa Muerte: The Narcosaint Redefines Borderland Religion
1200: Lunch at UTS
1300-1415: F. Settler, PMB: A postcolonial perspective on religion and migration
1415-1500: L. Phiri, PMB: Queering Borders: The case of diverse sexualities in Zambia and South Africa
1515-1630: H-J Sander, Salzburg; Religion-making in the Border Space
1630-1700: M. Seifert: Reflections on the Day’s Work: A View From the Border
1730 Dinner at Local Restaurant

Friday, November 13
The Graduate Center, CUNY Room 9100
12:00: Light lunch
1:00: J. Torpey, CUNY: Welcome
1:05 – 2:30: J. Carens, Toronto: Ethics of Migration
2:45 – 4:00: R. Forlenza and B. Turner, New York : The Abendland and After- religious borders in the construction of the European Union
4:00 – 5:00: K. Villadsen, Copenhagen: Is Migration a Counter-Conduct?

Saturday, November 14
Union Theological Seminary, Room 36
0900-1030: T. Wyller, Oslo: A Heterotopic Power of the Powerless: Reformatting Religion in Congolese Borderland Services in Pietermaritzburg
1115 – 1245: S. Kumalo, PMB: “Singing the Lords`songs in a Foreign Land”. Migration, Citizenship and Religion in South Africa.
1245 Lunch
1245 -1400?? (Open for one more Union participant)
1400-1430: M. Seifert: Between Religion and Politics: A View From the Border
1500 – 1630 General discussion introduced by B.Turner and F.Settler.
-Follow up.
-Publication plans