"Religion and Politics" – Cluster of Excellence at the UNiversity of Münster

The Cluster of Excellence “Religion and Politics. Dynamics of Tradition and Innovation” has been investigating since 2007 the complex relationship between religion and politics across eras and cultures. In the funding phase from 2019 to 2025, the 140 researchers from 20 disciplines in the humanities and social sciences analyze in transepochal studies ranging from antiquity to the present day the factors that make religion the motor of political and social change. The research network is the largest of its kind in Germany; and, of the Clusters of Excellence, one of the oldest and the only one to deal with the issue of religion. full story

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Opening of the research center "Islam and Politics"

What is the relationship between Muslims and politics, society and culture? This question is the focus of the new research center "Islam and Politics. Interdisciplinary Perspectives on the Dynamics of Islam", headed by Mouhanad Khorchide. It opens on April 17. The Cluster of Excellence "Religion and Politics" is a cooperation partner of the research center.  Read more

Recent Publications

Publications from the Cluster of Excellence