"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

“Religious issues are difficult to decide”

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Religious communities find it more difficult than other organisations to make decisions. The lecture series “Religion and decision-making” of the Cluster of Excellence “Religion and Politcs” and of the collaborative research centre “Cultures of Decision-Making” will deal with how Judaism, Christianity and Islam make decisions about religious issues and who is entitled to do so and in what manner.

The challenges of the secular constitutional state

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The internationally renowned legal scholar and legal philosopher Prof. Dr. Horst Dreier assumes the “Hans Blumenberg Visiting Professorship” of the Cluster of Excellence “Religion and Politics” in the winter semester 2016/17.

Religion and decision-making

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The new public lecture series of the Cluster of Excellence "Religion and Politics" and the Collaborative Research Centre 1150 "Cultures of Decision-Making" of Münster University will address the topic "Religion and decision-making" in the winter semester 2016/2017.

“China bets on the Islamic horse”

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With the aim of attracting investors from Arab countries, the People’s Republic of China purposefully presents itself pro-Islam, according to a study from the Cluster of Excellence “Religion and Politics”.