Opening the Boundaries of Citizenship: Religion and the Political


Event Date: 7 February
Christodoulou Meeting Room 11
Walton Hall campus
Open University,
Milton Keynes, MK7 6AA

Opening the Boundaries of Citizenship

The conference addresses the performative and creative side of social movements, practices of identity negotiation and political participation questioning the meaning of citizenship. Which actors, sites and rights are constituted in contemporary power struggles redefining ‘the political’? Which neo-colonial or neo-imperial nodes emerge from the analysis of issues such as democracy or secularism? Under this light, how is the language of law challenged and remoulded?

Panel 18: Religion and the Political

Dr Suhraiya Jivraj (Oxford Brookes University)
Faith School values: Interrogating Religion and Citizenship in British Education Policy

Dr Ian Morrison (Wilfrid Laurier University)
‘Like a mighty wind’: Locating the apolitical Buddhist subject within orientalist narratives of citizenship

Professor Trygve Wyller (University of Oslo)
The spatial and the religious: The emergence of an embodied ‘act of citizenship’?


Panel 18 Questions



The presentations are part of the International Conference ‘Opening the Boundaries of Citizenship’ by the ERC funded Oecumene project (

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