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MONDAY 26 November

13:00 – 16:00

Master Class
with prof. Vineeta Sinha – Room Honoré d’O

16:00 – 17:00

Coffee break + Registration – Entrance

17:00 – 18:00

prof. Chia Longman + prof. Ulrike Auga and prof. Peter Nynäs (board IARG) – – Room Nick Ervinck

18:00 – 19:30

Keynote 1: prof. Vineeta Sinha – Room Nick Ervinck

19:30 – 20:30

Reception –
XYZ Lounge



TUESDAY 27 November

08:30 – 09:00

Registration + Coffee – Entrance

09:00 – 10:15

Keynote 2: prof. Peter Nynäs – Room Nick Ervinck

10:15 – 10:30

Break – XYZ Lounge

10:30 – 12:30

Panel session 1
–  Room Panamarenko


Religious, secular and humanitarian
perspectives on sexual and reproductive rights

Chair: An Van

Panel session 2 – Room Honoré d’O

Gender and sexuality
in movements of spiritual renewal and religious conversion

Chair: Carine Plancke

Panel session 3 – Room Nick Ervinck



identity & agency

Chair: Joz Motmans


Katarzyna Wazynska-Finck


it possible to have a (morally) neutral sexual education?

Paola Cavaliere


Articulating the neoliberal motherhood discourse:
visions of gender in Japanese new religions

S. Jonathon O’Donnell


Women of
Destiny: Gendering Social Action and
Self-Actualization in Spiritual Warfare


J.O. Wiering


secular body in the field of sexual health

Susan Harper


In the service of all life: toward a neopagan
ethics of abortion

Ali Yıldırım


the Negotiation Among Marginalized
Identities at the Intersection of Sexual Diversity and Faith: LGBT+ Alevis in


Anna B Ninsiima


‘Families of the Nation’: Religion, Gender and Agency in Uganda

Daniel Nield


Queering religious masculinity through the camp
ritual of The Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence.

Clara Marlijn Meijer


coping and identity integration of
Ghanaian LGBTQ identifying young adults



Lieke Schrijvers


Gender and Giur: Sex, Gender and Ethics among
Jewish converts in the Netherlands

Christine Jackson-Taylor


women’s experiences of faith and religion;
contemporary identities in traditional institutions




Nella van den Brandt


Changing Moralities In and Away from Religious
Orthodoxy: Thinking Through De/Conversion in Literature on the Lives of
Orthodox Reformed Girls and Women in the Netherlands

Caroline Hill


How to Frame
“Gay Propaganda”: The Orthodox Church,
Morality Policy, and Online Media in Russia


12:30 – 13:30

Lunch – XYZ Lounge

13:30 – 15:30

Panel session 4
– Room Panamarenko


Embodied and contested sexual moralities

Chair: Ladan

Panel session 5 – Room Honoré d’O


masculinity and sexuality

Chair: Iman Lechkar

Panel session 6 – Room Nick Ervinck


discourses on reproduction, parenthood and the family

Chair: Gily Coene



Ladan Rahbari (& Zeinab Mahmudabadi)


is Nothing in It for Women’: Faking Orgasms and Perceived Gendered Sexual
Moralities of Women in Iran

Line Nyhagen


It’s not macho, is it? Contemporary middle class,
heterosexual Christian men’s. Constructions of Masculinities and Gendering of
their Anglican Congregations.

Lise Eriksson


Surrogacy, moralities and moral actions

Stella Andrada Kasdovasili


robots pray? Contesting race and sexuality in the era of humanoids

Debadrita Chakraborty


British Muslim Masculinity in the aftermath of 9/11

Michiel De Proost


Emancipation on thin ice: an empirical ethical
investigation of the social freezing debate

Laura S. Grillo


morality in Africa: women’s naked curse as political protest

Yaron Schwartz


Teaching Religious Teenagers about Machoism and
Homophobia- On the Struggle of Religious High School Teachers with Legitimate
Attitudes Towards Jewish Homosexuality

Seppe Segers


Same-sex reproduction and genetic relatedness:
future possibilities and related normative issues

Mariecke van den Berg


Playing the field of religion and gender: the
conversion of Wesley Sneijder and Franck Ribéry

Dawn Llewellyn


‘Motherhood, Voluntary Childlessness and Christianity: Narrating Religious Reproductive Choice’



15:30 – 16:00

Coffeebreak – XYZ Lounge

16:00 – 18:00

Panel session 7
– Room Panamarenko


Sexual moralities, harmful cultural
practices and gender-based violence

Chair: Sophie

Panel session 8 – Room Honoré d’O


sex and care 

Chair: Katrien De Graeve

Room Nick Ervinck


ethnographic documentary “Marrying Before Allah – Personal Stories of

With introduction of the maker Vanessa Vroon-Najem and reflections of Iman Lechkar


Hanneke Pot


Yao strongly hold on to their culture’: culturalism and teenage pregnancies
in Malawi

Amisah Zenabu Bakuri


Pursuing love and gaining
respect? Using secrecy to manage kinship relations among individuals with an
African background in the Netherlands


Sandra A Fernandez


The Gendered Aspects of Public Space: Tackling Sexual Harassment in Cairo


Maria Silvério


Polyamorous Relationships:
Destabilizing or Reproducing Normative Patterns of Gender, Sexuality and


Kristin Aune & Rebecca Barnes


abuse as individual sin or patriarchal oppression? Church responses to
domestic abuse in northern England

Paul Reynolds


Beyond consent: Can non-consenting sex be



Bo Zhang


A Comparative Study on the
Roles of Confucianism Ren Ethics and Feminist Care Ethics. Playing in the Construction
of Women’s Subjectivity



Eline Huygens


Meanings of intimacy and
intimate relationships among Roman Catholic women


18:00 – 18:30

 Closure with prof. Tom Claes, prof. Ulrike Auga and prof. Gily Coene (moderator)  – Room Nick Ervinck