In September 2016, the Austrian Federal Ministry of Education (BMB) established a Special Research Area ‚Interreligiosity’ at the Private University College for Teacher Education Vienna/Krems (KPH). The Research Area is supposed to provide an empirical context-sensitive basis for enhancing interreligious competence in teacher education. It is a cooperation between the KPH Vienna/Krems and the Private University College of Education, Linz (PH Linz).

 

 

 

 

 

 

News archive

23.08.- 26.08.2017

 

Contribution to the Conference "Translation - Transgression - Transformation", organized by the European Society of Women in Theological Research" (ESWTR)

Within the scope of the international conference of the ESWTR, which takes place in Vienna from August 23th - 26th, 2017, Irmtraud Fischer, University of Graz, and Edith Petschnigg give a talk on the topic "On the need for Christians to seek dialogue with Jews" on August 24th
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13.09.-
16.09.2017

 

Panel at conference of the German Association for the Scientific Study of Religions (DVRW) in Marburg

Together with three colleagues from Germany, Prof. Karsten Lehmann will hold a Panel at this year’s biannial conference of the German Association for the Scientific Stucdy of Religions (DVRW). The Panel will be entitled: „Rekonfiguration religionswissenschaftlicher Grundbegriffe – ein neuer ‚turn’ in der Religionswissenschaft? / Reconfiguration of Basic Terms in the Study of Religions – a new ‚turn‘ in Religious Studies?"

 

31.07.2017

 

"Religious Discourses in Western Democracies - Initiative Christian-Jewish Study Week in Dialogue with Islam"
The interreligious dialogue initiative will take place from July, 31st to August, 3rd 2017 in Schloss Seggau near Leibnitz and will focus on the topic "Peace and Conflict". The scientific management team, of which Dr. Edith Petschnigg is a member, warmly invites all interested persons to participate, especially teachers and students.
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04.07.2017

 

Paper at the 2017-ISSR Conference in Lausanne / CH

Prof. Dr. Karsten Lehmann has been invited to be part of ‘Session STS 35 : Secularizations and Counter-Scularizations: Theoretical and Comparative Perspective‘ of this year’s Annual Conference of the International Society for the Sociology of Religion / ISSR. He will present a paper entitled 'Sedimentation of 'the Religious' and 'the Secular', - Human Rights Discourses inside Religiously Affiliated Organizations'. This is the link to the conference programme

   

22.06.2017

 

Fourth and final Meeting of the Diskurs ‚interreligiöse Kompetenz‘

The Special Research Area ‚Interreligiosity‘ is happy to invite you – in cooperation with the Center of Competence ‚interkulturelles, interreligiöses und interkonfessionelles Lernen‘ – to a lecture series on modern classics in the field of ‚interreligious competence‘. The fourth and final date is scheduled for June 22nd, 4:15 to 6:15 pm in room 1.17. Prof. Dr. Erhard Mayerhofer will introduce into Mirjam Schambeck’s concept or ‚interreligious competence‘.

 

 

15.05.2017

 

Prof. Karsten Lehmann gives Inaugural Lecture

On 15 Mai Professor Karsten Lehmann gives his Inauguratinonal Lecture at the KPH – entitled: Dimensionen religiöser Pluralität in Österreich – Ein Beitrag zu den Debatten um interreligiöse Kompetenz (Dimensions of religious plurality in Austria – A contribution to the discussions on interreligious competence)‘. INVITATION

 

11.05.2017

 

Third Meeting of the Diskurs ‚interreligiöse Kompetenz‘

The Special Research Area ‚Interreligiosity‘ is happy to invite you – in cooperation with the Center of Competence ‚interkulturelles, interreligiöses und interkonfessionelles Lernen‘ – to a lecture series on modern classics in the field of ‚interreligious competence‘. The third date is scheduled for May 11th, 4:15 to 6:15 pm in room 1.17. Prof. Dr. Erhard Mayerhofer will introduce into Mirjam Schambeck’s concept or ‚interreligious competence‘.

 

 
 10.05.2017  

"Traces of Jewish and Muslim life in Graz. A city walk"

In the context of the series of events "Vita activa: Successfully learning", organised by the University of Graz, on May, 10th 2017 Edith Petschnigg guides an interreligious tour through the center of Graz.

   

20.04.2017

 

Second Meeting of the Diskurs ‚interreligiöse Kompetenz‘

The Special Research Area ‚Interreligiosity‘ is happy to invite you – in cooperation with the Center of Competence ‚interkulturelles, interreligiöses und interkonfessionelles Lernen‘ – to a lecture series on modern classics in the field of ‚interreligious competence‘. The second date is scheduled for 20. April, 4:15 to 6:15 pm in room 1.17. Prof. Dr. Karsten Lehmann will introduce into Anne Koch’s concept or ‚interreligious competence‘.

 

03.04.2017

 

Publication of the Conference Volume:
Edith Petschnigg / Irmtraud Fischer / Gerhard Langer (eds.): Hat der jüdisch-christliche Dialog Zukunft? Gegenwärtige Aspekte und zukünftige Perspektiven in Mitteleuropa (Poetik, Exegese und Narrative. Studien zur jüdischen Literatur und Kunst 9), Göttingen: V&R unipress, 2017.

The publication documents in 18 contributions of well-known experts of Jewish-Christian dialogue current developments – especially in the German-speaking area and in Hungary – and reflects contemporary challenges looking to the future.

   

27.03.2017

 

Prof. Dr. Lehmann on air

In the Ö1 Radio Broadcast 'Logos - Theologie und Leben', Prof. Dr. Karsten Lehmann underlines the significance of the context for our understanding of the relationship between religion and violence.

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24.03.2017

 

15th Seminar „Interkulturalität und Mehrsprachigkeit in der schulischen Praxis“ - „Interculturality and plurilingualism in educational practice"

Dr.in Edda Strutzenberger-Reiter and Dr.in Eva Kepplinger will run a workshop: „Diversity at School – Handling religious Diversity in a pedagogical setting: A Research Projekt of the KPH Wien/Krems, IRPA and University of Vienna”

 

21.03.2017

 

“Religious Diversity in School Development: Perspectives of Religious Pedagogy”:

Dr. Edda Strutzenberger-Reiter will give a lecture on March 21st at 6.00 p.m. in the context of a “Forum lebens.werte.schule”.

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19.03.2017

 

Barbara Weiß’ radio-transmission ‚Religion als Ursache von Konflikten / Religion as a Cause of Conflict‘ inter alia (BAYERN 2, 19.03.2017) features Prof. Dr. Karsten Lehmann as one of the experts in the field.

Lehmann will be ‘on air’ between 8:00 and 8:30 a.m.

Podcast download link

   

16.03.2017

 

Lecture Series: ,Interreligious Competence`

The Special Research Area ‚Interreligiosity‘ is happy to invite you – in cooperation with the Center of Competence ‚interkulturelles, interreligiöses und interkonfessionelles Lernen‘ – to a lecture series on modern classics in the field of ‚interreligious competence‘.

The first date is scheduled for 16 March 2017, 4:15 to 6:15 pm in room 1.17. Prof. Dr. Alfred Garcia Sobreira-Majer will introduce into Joachim Willem’s concept or ‚interreligious competence‘. Please find additional information on the first meeting here. And these are the links to the meetings on April 20, May 11 and June 22.

 

10.03.2017

 

Prof. Dr. Karsten Lehmann presents a paper at this year’s Dürnstein Symposium

In his paper – entitled ‚Zum ambivalenten Verhältnis von Religionen und Gewalt / On the ambivalent relationship between religions and violence’ – Karsten Lehmann will provide a short survey on most recent Religious Studies-approaches to the study of religions and violence. Following this paper, there will be a plenary discussion between Wolfgang Palaver, Nikita Dhawan, Philippe Buc und Karsten Lehmann.

   

08.03.2017

 

Dr. Edith Petschnigg gives a specialist lecture at the network meeting "Christian-Jewish Dialogue in Lower Saxony"

At the network meeting "Christian-Jewish Dialogue in Lower Saxony" on March 8th 2017 in Hannover Edith Petschnigg gives a specialist lecture on the topic "How can Jewish-Christian Dialogue successfully be done? Case examples and attempts to create a set of criteria". Petschnigg presents results of her PhD thesis "'What unites us, is the Bible'. History and Biblical Reception of Jewish-Christian Grassroots Initiatives in Germany and Austria after 1945" and illustrates a set of criteria for the success of Jewish-Christian dialogue.

   

27.02.2017

 

In preparation of the 2017 Dürnstein Symposium ‘Gesellschaft, Staat, Gewalt / Society, State and Violence’, Prof. Dr. Karsten Lehmann takes part in a live radio transmission on Radio Orange 94.0

You can follow the transmission on 27.02.2017 from 10:00 a.m. -11:00 a.m., or listen to it from the archive.

 

01.01.2017

 

Prof. Dr. Karsten Lehmann got appointed ‚Senior Research Fellow‘ at the Religious Studies Department of Vienna University.

In the context of this cooperation Karsten Lehmann wants to contribute to more in-depth research on the present-day religious scene. In cooperation with Prof. Dr. Wolfram Reiss he is -inter alia – planning a conference on religious plurality in Austria.

   

17.12.2016

 

Cooperation with University of Kentucky - preparatory meeting

In preparation of a research project on ‚Local Religious Plurality in Vienna, Austria‘, Prof. Dr. Karsten Lehmann met his colleague Prof. Dr. Stan Brunn from the University of Kentucky. The Geographer Stan Brunn is highly interested in future cooperation concerning the mapping of religious plurality.

 

25.11.2016

 

Book presentation: „Religion in der Schulentwicklung. Eine empirische Studie.“ – “Religion in school development. An empirical study.“

On Friday, Nov 25, 2016, Edda Strutzenberger-Reiter presented her dissertation published by kohlhammer edition. In her research she looks for the impact of religion and religious diversity on processes of school development at schools. After her keynote there was an intense discussion going on, especially on the role and function of Religion teachers within school development.
For more information on the book please follow this link.

 

23.11.2016

 

Prof. Dr. Karsten Lehmann gives post-doctoral lecture at Bayreuth University

Topic of the lecture: ‚Shifting borders between the religious and the secular field‘
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02.11.2016   Contribution to the "Religion and the Public Sphere"-Blog of the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE)
entitled: "Public presence as loss of power: Religious NGOs from Church diplomacy to civil society activism"
Author: Prof. Dr. Karsten Lehmann
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    First Research Workshop ‚Interreligiosity‘
on the project „Vielfalt erforschen / Researching Diversity"
Presenter: Dr.in Edda Strutzenberger-Reiter
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01.09.2016   Establishment of the Special Research Focus ‘Interreligiosity’
at the KPH Wien/Krems (in cooperation with the PH Linz)
 
         
    Publication of the Edited Volume
Einheit und Differenz in der Religionswissenschaft / Unity and
Diversity in the Academic Study of Religions
edited by Karsten Lehmann and Ansgar Jödicke
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    Publication of the PhD-Thesis
Religion in der Schulentwicklung / Religion in School Development
by Edda Strutzenberger-Reiter
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    Publication of the Edited Volume
Der “jüdisch-christliche” Dialog veränderte die Theologie / The impact of ‚Jewish-Christian’ Dialogue on Theology
by Edith Petschnigg and Irmtraud Fischer
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    Publication of the Post-Doctoral Thesis
Religious NGOs in International Relations
by Karsten Lehmann
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