From denominational to interreligious cooperation in religious education

On 8/9 March 2022, a conference on the further development of religious education will be held at the University of Tübingen, Theologicum, Liebermeisterstraße 12, under the direction of Prof. Dr Reinhold Boschki, Prof. Dr Friedrich Schweitzer and Prof. Dr Fahimah Ulfat. Academics, students, religious education teachers, those responsible for RE and those interested in religious education are invited to attend.

Content and occasion of the conference:

Since the 1990s, more and more thought has been given to forms of denominational cooperation in religious education. Since then, various forms of realisation have taken place, but from today's perspective it has become necessary to open up the formats of intra-Christian cooperation for interreligious cooperation. This conference will discuss from a Christian and Islamic theological, legal, political, social and (religious) pedagogical perspective which cooperative formats already exist beyond Christianity, what added value they have, what challenges they bring with them, what exactly these can look like in schools, and how the interreligious cooperative forms of religious education can be institutionalised more strongly.

The conference also marks the formal opening of the cooperative inter-religious research network of the three religious education departments at the University of Tübingen together with their research institutes IIRF (Institute for Islamic Religious Education Research), EIBOR (Protestant Institute for Vocationally Oriented Religious Education) and KIBOR (Catholic Institute for Vocationally Oriented Religious Education). The close cooperation between Islamic, Protestant and Catholic religious education research in Tübingen that has been established in recent years will be intensified in this network. This will establish a nationally and internationally unique interreligious research network for religious education research. The network will support and qualitatively develop all fields of religious education practice. Last but not least, it will make an important contribution to social coexistence.


Ordinariatsrätin Ute Augustyniak-Dürr, Prof. Dr. Michael C. Hermann, Prof. Dr. Bernd Hilberath, Prof. Dr. Mouez Khalfaoui, Prof. Dr. Martina Kraml, Bruno Landthaler, Lydia Nofal, Prof. Dr. Annette Scheunpflug, Prof. Dr. Thomas Schlag, Oberkirchenrat Wolfgang Schmidt, Prof. Dr. Zekirija Sejdini, Prof. Dr. Jan Woppowa.