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Hopes, Fears and the Impact of the New Centres of Islamic Theology at German Universities

Hopes, Fears and the Impact of the New Centres of Islamic Theology at German Universities
1 Devonshire Place, Room 208N
Time: Dec 1st, 2:00 pm End: Dec 1st, 4:00 pm
Interest Categories: Religion, Study of (FAS), Political Science, Islamic Studies, German (FAS), Education, 2000-
Lecture by Monique Scheer, Tubingen

The Munk School of Global Affairs is pleased to present the 2014-2015 Harney Lecture in Ethnicity:

Monique Scheer, University of Tübingen

Hopes, Fears, and the Impact of the New Centres of Islamic Theology at German Universities


Muslims represent approximately five percent of the German population, making them the third largest religious group. Since Germany’s public schools include religious instruction for Catholic and Protestant Christians, the decision was made to extend this privilege to Muslim children as well, which in turn required the establishment of teacher training centers. Four Centers for Islamic Theology at German universities were opened in 2011/2012. The lecture will discuss this new development in the context of Germany’s specific brand of secularism, the hopes and fears it evokes, and what it says about the country’s shifting self-understanding in the European context.

Monique Scheer is a Professor of Empirische Kulturwissenschaft (Historical and Cultural Anthropology) at the University of Tübingen. Her interests include cultural histories of popular forms of Christianity in modern Germany as well as questions of religious diversity and secularism.

Co-Sponsors

  • Department and Centre for the Study of Religion, UofT
  • Centre for Euroepan, Russian, and Eurasian Studies

This event is free and open to all.

 


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