• 2024

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    Panel discussion: The church membership survey under discussion

    with PD Dr. Martin Fritz (EZW Berlin) andProf. Dr. Isolde Karle (RU Bochum)

    The Institute for Ethics and Associated Social Sciences (IfES) and the CRM cordially invite you to a panel discussion on the occasion of the 6th Church Membership Survey (SME) on the 3rd of July 2024, 6 pm c.t.

    The results of the 6th SME will be examined from a systematic-theological perspective by PD Dr Martin Fritz (EZW Berlin) and from a practical-theological perspective by Prof Dr Isolde Karle (RU Bochum).

    If you are interested, you can find more information here...

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    Book Launch: Gottes Werk und Fleisches Lust by Prof. Dr. Anne Käfer

    in cooperation with The Center of Interdisciplinary Sustainability Research and The Seminary for Reformed Theology

    On the 31st of January 2024, at 18:00, CRM is organizing a book launch for the new publication "Gottes Werk und Fleisches Lust" by Prof. Dr. Anne Käfer in cooperation with the Center for Interdisciplinary Sustainability Research and the Seminar for Reformed Theology at the University of Münster.

    Further information can be found  here...

  • 2023

  • 2022

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    Chosen or Elected?

    November 9, 2022 | Room JO 101 | Johannisstraße 1, 48143 Münster

    Presentation of the research results from the project "Protestant Theologians as Parliamentarians".

    A book presentation of the Cluster of Excellence "Religion and Politics" with Dr. Johann Hinrich Claussen, Cultural Commissioner of the Council of the EKD, and other guests.

    Registration for digital participation until 8 November 2022 with Martina Forstmann (forstma@uni-muenster.de).

    Books of the project:
    »Erwählt oder gewählt?«
    by Uta Elisabeth Hohmann

    »Eyn sonderlicher Gottisdienst«
    by Uta Elisabeth Hohmann (ed.),
    Arnulf von Scheliha (ed.)

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    Short report on the Interim Conference: "The transmission of religion across generations: a comparative international study of continuities and discontinuities in family socialisation"

    in Münster from 9-11 June 2022

    In June, more than 30 researchers from nine countries met in the premises of the Cluster of Excellence "Religion and Politics" at the University of Münster. Together they discussed interim results of the research project on the transmission of religion in families over the course of generations, which was carried out in Germany, Finland, Italy, Canada and Hungary. more...

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    Digital lecture: "Sexualized violence in churches"

    On May 2, 2022, the Center for Religion and Modernity (CRM) held a digital lecture and discussion event on the subject of "Sexualized violence in churches". Prof. Dr. Thomas Großbölting and Prof. Dr. Klaus Große Kracht, who investigated the cases of sexual abuse in the Diocese of Münster, informed the members of the CRM in compact form about their approach and the structural results of their study. Afterwards, methodical questions in particular were lively discussed. more...

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    Conference: Die Dynamik des Religiösen in Prozessen des Politischen

    From 8 to 10 March 2022 the conference

    ‘Die Dynamik des Religiösen in Prozessen des Politischen’ [Engl. ‘The dynamics of religion in processes of politics’]

    will take place in Montabaur. The conference is organized jointly by the Cluster of Excellence ‘Religion and Politics’, University of Münster, and the DFG Research Unit ‘Being Catholic in the German Federal Republic. Semantics, Practices, and Emotions in Western Germany’s Society 1965–1989/90’. The conference features numerous members of the Center for Religion and Modernity who will present introductory statements and participate in panel discussions. more...



  • 2021

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    Digital Lecture and discussion on „Religion in the (post)pandemic age“

    Because of the pandemic situation the lecture will take place digitally.

    If you are interested, please send an  E-Mail.

    Before: The Center for Religion and Modernity invites everyone interested to the lecture of Prof. Dr. Daria Pezzoli-Olgiati on „Religion in der (post)pandemischen Zeit. Eine Bestandsaufnahme“ [„Religion in the (post)pandemic age. An evaluation“], Monday, December 6, 2021, at 6.15 pm. Prof. Dr. Pezzoli-Olgiati is Professor for the Study and the History of Religion at the University of Munich (LMU). In her lecture she will examine what constitutes „religion“ and „religious communities“ in a (post)pandemic age, how researchers should approach the issue, and what future societal transformations the pandemic might bring.