‘Middle Eastern Christians in Europe: Faith, Identity and Integration’
Monday, 21 September 2015, 10.30am – 1.30 pm, The House of Ss Gregory & Macrina (1 Canterbury Road, OX2 6LU)
The Oxford Journal of Law and Religion is hosting a workshop ‘Middle Eastern Christians in Europe: Faith, Identity and Integration’. The workshop is conducted by Dr Fiona McCallum, lecturer in International Relations at the University of St Andrews. The respondents include Dr Robin Gibbons (Regent’s Park College, Oxford), Anthony O’Mahony (Heythrop College, University of London) and Dr Peter Petkoff (Regent’s Park College, Oxford & Brunel University, London).
Dr McCallum’s research focuses primarily on the political role of Christian communities in the contemporary Middle East. This includes government integration policies towards Christian communities, identity issues, Christian political participation in the region, Muslim-Christian relations, religious leadership and diaspora.
She is the author of Christian Religious Leadership in the Middle East: The Political Role of the Patriarch (2010). She is currently leading a collaborative interdisciplinary project funded by the European Union entitled ‘Defining and Identifying Middle Eastern Christian Communities in Europe’ with partners from Denmark, Poland and Belgium. Dr McCallum is a Visiting Research Fellow at the Centre for Eastern Christianity, Heythrop College, University of London for 2015.
The workshop is open to all.