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Hilde Mangels
Assistant of Prof. Khorchide
Centre for Islamic Theology Muenster
Room 406
Hammer Str. 95
48153 Münster
Tel: +49 251 83-26107
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  • 2014

    Rise of the non-state actor
    KARACHI: Non-state actors of the extremist Islamist variety are among the major threats to world peace at the current time as these forces — largely cultivated during the anti-Soviet Afghan War in the 1980s — are now uncontrollable.
    Terrorism came to Muslims from non-Muslim world, moot told
    KARACHI: Two-Day international conference titled “The Issue of Religious Harmony in Europe, South Asia and the Middle East” ends here on Thursday on a note that a meaning full dialogue between religions of South Asia, Middle East and Europe ...
    The Call of Jihad: Families Struggle as German Kurds Join Islamists in Syria
    Islamic State has no qualms about killing Kurds in Syria. Yet the organization has still managed to attract Kurdish supporters in Europe. In Hamburg, a number of families are struggling to cope with their sons' decisions to answer the call of jihad.
    Spiegel Online
    The Difficulty of Teaching Islam - Islamic Religious Instruction in German Schools
    Germany has been waiting for the introduction of denomination-specific Islamic religious instruction in schools for many. Finally, things have started to move but the process has been dogged by numerous problems and disputes.
    Goethe Institut

  • 2013

    German-funded Islamic theology program contested by some Muslim groups
    There aren't enough seats to serve all the applicants at the University of Münster's Center for Islamic Theology. But a political battle is brewing in Germany over how the religion should be taught.

  • 2012

    Role of Islamic religious education
    Mouhanad Khorchide is head of the Center for Islamic Theology at the University of Münster. The center also trains imams and teachers who will offer Islamic religious instruction in German schools. But Khorchide’s liberal interpretation of Islam has also elicited controversy.
    Islamic centres to promote inter-religious dialogue
    A Centre for Islamic Studies has been opened at the universities of Münster and Osnabrück. It is the latest of four such institutions in Germany, the others having commenced activities over the past two years.
    ''God Is Not A Dictator''
    The Koran has thus far been subjected to erroneous interpretation, says Mouhanad Khorchide, professor of Islamic Religious Education at the University of Munster. Khorchide is calling for an emancipation of the faith.
    Towards a Contemporary Interpretation of Islam –
    The professor of Islamic religious education theory, Mouhanad Khorchide, argues the case for a liberation of the Islamic religion and talks about the principle of compassion as the interpretive framework for Islamic sources and the attempts to reform Islamic law.
    Goethe Institut
    Islam at German Universities? The Post Graduate Program Islamic Theology
    These days, teachers of Islamic religious education can be found in Germany, and now imams are also to be trained here for the country’s Moslem communities. But by whom? A new PhD programme seeks to promote academic Islamic theology in Germany.
    Goethe Institut

  • 2011