"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

Church historian Hubert Wolf and Islamic theologian Dina El Omari in the new research video from the University of Münster
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New video: Scientific excellence and social responsibility

The University of Münster presents its research profile in a new video. Impact Areas and Profile Areas bring together disciplinary strengths and resources. One Profile Area is “Religion and Society”, which also includes the Cluster of Excellence “Religion and Politics”. In the video, church historian Prof. Hubert Wolf and Islamic theologian Prof. Dina El Omari discuss research at the Cluster of Excellence that focuses on factors that have made religion a driver of political and social change from antiquity to the present day.... Read more

Recent Publications

Publications from the Cluster of Excellence