Religion & Politics, Cluster of Excellence
Johannisstraße 1 D-48143Münster

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"Religion and Politics" - Cluster of Excellence at the WWU Münster

The Cluster of Excellence “Religion and Politics in Pre-Modern and Modern Cultures” was founded in 2007 at the Westfälische Wilhelms-Universität Münster. Some 200 academics from more than 20 disciplines in the humanities and social sciences and from around 14 countries deal with the relationship of religion and politics across epochs and cultures. It is nationally the largest research association of its kind and of the 43 Clusters of Excellence in Germany, it is the only one to deal with religion. full story



“Converts are looking for truth”

[2015-10-12] Jews, Christians and Muslims stand in an old history of conversions when they change their religion today. The cluster’s upcoming lecture series “Conversion. Reversals of faith and life” starts on 20 October. more …


Religion and Biopolitics

[2015-10-06] Religion and Biopolitics are at the center of an international conference at the Cluster of Excellence. Bio-political questions are important and there is profound moral-ethical disagreement about whether such technologies should be allowed or forbidden. more …


“Religions resemble each other in their diversity”

[2015-10-05] According to the scholar of religion and theologian Professor Perry Schmidt-Leukel, traditional theologies provide insufficient answers to the growing challenge of religious diversity and conflicts. more …


From Ancient Christianity to Bob Dylan

[2015-08-20] The new winter semester lecture series “Conversions. Turning points in faith and life” of the Cluster of Excellence “Religion and Politics” will investigate conversions from Late Antiquity until the present day. more …

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· D-48143 Münster
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