"Religion and Politics" – Cluster of Excellence at the WWU 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

Latest News

Latest newsletter of the Cluster of Excellence published

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The latest newsletter of the Cluster of Excellence has been published. It provides many reflections on the corona epidemic from the perspective of the humanities, as well as current research findings on religion, law and politics. It also provides information about publications, staff, and events at our Cluster. (exc/maz)

Campus of Religions

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The University of Münster will establish an internationally unique “Campus of Religions”. From 2023, it will bring together Protestant, Catholic, Christian Orthodox and Islamic theology as well as University institutions of non-denominational studies of religion, promoting interdisciplinary academic exchange.