"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
Religion and law are defining forces in every society. Legal scholar Prof. Dr. Fabian Wittreck is fascinated by how they meet sometimes with elemental force and lead to conflicts, especially in societies with many different religions. The academic analyses how the public welfare and the individual freedom of conscience may be reconciled. He reports in a new episode of the video series Research Projects in Focus why the pluralisation of law perhaps benefits the powerful in particular. The film gives insight into his research project “Religious and Legal Plurality” at the Cluster of Excellence.