• 2022

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    Protestant Internationalism, American Mission, and Asian Christianity between Imperialism and Decolonization, approx. 1920-1950

    Project presentation by Dr. Michael Brunner:
    Monday, December 5, 2022 · 16:15 - 17:45 p.m. · Fürstenberghaus, Domplatz 20-22, room F 041

    Dr. Michael Brunner, Research Associate in the Office of the Center for Religion and Modernity, will present his current research entitled "Protestant Internationalism, American Mission, and Asian Christianity between Imperialism and Decolonization, c. 1920-1950" to CRM members and staff. In the lecture and discussion session, Mr. Brunner will present research questions, results, and problems from his ongoing research on the history of Protestant internationalism in the interwar period, the International Missionary Council, and "secular" mission and cooperation programs between North America and (South) Asia. The project presentation will be moderated by Prof. Dr. Arnulf von Scheliha.

    We are pleased to invite you to the event.

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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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    Follow-up project: "Explaining religious change across generations: an international study of religious transmission in families"

    The John Templeton Foundation has approved funding for the international research project "Explaining religious change across generations: an international study of religious transmission in families" by the Münster sociologists of religion Christel Gärtner and Olaf Müller. Following the project "The Transmission of Religion Across Generations", the teams from five countries will concentrate primarily on the cross-country comparative analyses until June 2024 and combine the qualitative and quantitative analyses ("mixed methods").
     

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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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    New publication: The many faces of religion

    'Die vielen Gesichter der Religion'

    How did the Lutheran clergy in the royal capital of Berlin in the 18th century – an era of secularization and the emergence of bourgeois culture – move between church congregation and political authorities? Based on a wide array of sources, Florian Grumbach explores in “Predigt, Publikum and Seelenheil” (‘Sermon, audience, and salvation’), the 23rd book in the series “Religion und Moderne”, the pastoral practice and daily work of the clergy such as their sermons or publishing activities. 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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    "Generations Project": Short report on the project meeting in Málaga (Spain)

    from 31.3.-3.4.2022.

    The researchers of the project "The transmission of religion across generations: a comparative international study of continuities and discontinuities in family socialization", directed by Prof. Christel Gärtner and funded by the John Templeton Foundation, met from March 31 to April 4 in Fuengirola near Málaga to exchange the results of the analyses of their data. more...
     

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    New publication: The many faces of religion [‘Die vielen Gesichter der Religion’]

    Around the turn of the century, scholars of religion declared a ‘return of religion’ in modern society. Nowadays, the secularization theory – considered obsolete by many during the last few decades – has found a renewed interest. In view of recent scandals in churches and religious communities, a societal decline of religion appears again conceivable to observers. In the newest German publication of the Center for Religion and Modernity, “Die vielen Gesichter der Religion” (Engl. ‘The many faces of religion’), Karl Gabriel shows the global multitude of religious phenomena beyond the secularization theory: From religion in politics to public debates on identity and recognition, to individual religiosity as an expression of authentic self-assurance. 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...

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  • 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.

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    First meeting of the International Scientific Advisory Board of the project “From the margins to the centre? Right-wing populist interpretations of (radial) Islam as a societal challenge in Europe and beyond” (RaMi)

    In early November, the International Scientific Advisory Board of the project “From the margins to the centre? Right-wing populist interpretations of (radial) Islam as a societal challenge in Europe and beyond” (RaMi) met for the first time in a virtual meeting. more...

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