100 years of religious constitutional law

Cluster of Excellence to host public lecture series in summer semester

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The Cluster of Excellence “Religion and Politics” is to host in the summer semester the public lecture series “Conditions of Religious Modernity: 100 years of religious constitutional law in Germany”. This interdisciplinary series of lectures will investigate how religious constitutional law has developed in Germany from the Weimar Constitution of 1919 to the present day, but will also illuminate the situation in other countries such as France, Austria and the USA.

The lectures will take place in lecture hall J3 of the Juridicum, Universitätsstraße 14-16, in Münster every Tuesday at 18:15 from 2 April to 9 July. The legal scholar Hinnerk Wißmann will open the series with a lecture entitled “Von Weimar in die Zukunft: Die Zeitenwende ‘1919’ als Konstante des Religionsverfassungsrechts” (From Weimar to the Future: the turning point ‘1919’ as a constant in religious constitutional law).

“2019 is a year of constitutional jubilees. This is not a call to dead history, though, but an opportunity to look at the essential conditions of modernity”, say the organizers. “A direct path of development leads to the present from the Paulskirche in 1849, through the Weimar Constitution in 1919, to the original text of the Basic Law in 1949”.

The lecture series will combine perspectives from constitutional law, history, theology, and the social sciences: How did the regulations of the Weimar articles on the church, which are still valid today as part of the Basic Law, arise? Which questions were solved, and which were left to later practice? Which indirect influences can be proven to impinge on the relationship between religion and politics? How has the view of the regulations changed over time? What is the future of this religious constitutional law in times of dynamic pluralization? (exc/sca)

Note: Public lecture series “Conditions of Religious Modernity: 100 years of religious constitutional law in Germany”

Juridicum lecture hall J 3
Universitätsstraße 14-16
48143 Münster

6.15 p.m. every Tuesday, 2 April to 9 July 2019 (except on 16 April and 11 June)

ProgrammE

02.04.2019 Hinnerk Wißmann, Münster Von Weimar in die Zukunft: Die Zeitenwende „1919“ als Konstante des Religionsverfassungsrechts
09.04.2019 Christoph Gusy, Bielefeld Die Kirche als Staatsanstalt - Vorbedingungen einer Zeitenwende
23.04.2019 Fabian Wittreck, Münster Die Länder der Weimarer Republik als Labore des Religionsverfassungsrechts
30.04.2019 Anne Käfer, Münster Wahrheitsbezeugung als Pflicht. Ein protestantischer Blick auf den demokratischen Staat
07.05.2019 Markus Vašek, Vienna Österreich – ein christlicher Staat? – Staat, Kirche und Recht in Österreich nach 1918
14.05.2019 Oliver Lepsius, Münster Der Blick in die USA: Die Religionsfreiheit und das First Amendment
21.05.2019 Ulrich Pfister, Münster Arbeitsmarktpolitik als Aufgabe des Sozialstaats – Zur Rolle des Zentrums in der Weimarer Republik
28.05.2019 Antje von Ungern-Sternberg, Trier Feiertage – Verfassungstage
04.06.2019 Christian Walter, Munich Frankreich 1905–Deutschland 1919–Unterschiedliche staatskirchenrechtliche Grundentscheidungen
18.06.2019 Martin Otto, Hagen Die Weimarer Reichsverfassung und das Staatskirchenrecht der DDR
25.06.2019 Thorsten Moos, Bielefeld Hinkende Partnerschaft? Der Sozialstaat und die Kirchen
02.07.2019 Hubert Wolf, Münster Gott Recht machen. Katholisches Lehramt und moderner Verfassungsstaat
09.07.2019 Astrid Reuter, Münster Die Vergrundrechtlichung des Religiösen