Democracy and Interfaith Initiatives

In this interdisciplinary project we discuss the conditions under which religious and political education can strengthen democracy. In Germany, political and religious education are largely structured separately. Long neglected, the democratic potential of religious education is only slowly developing. With regard to Islam, the focus – beyond Europe – lies mostly on the Middle East. Our project is dedicated to making Indonesian perspectives visible. The world’s largest Muslim-majority country has decades of experience in pro-democratic religious and inter-religious education. In a series of interviews and talks, scholars and practitioners working in Germany and Indonesia discuss pitfalls and opportunities of political and religious education. If politics and religion cannot be separated – how can they best work together?