The ESITIS conference in 2017 took place at the University of Muenster, Germany.
Date: April 26 – 29

Theme: Religion & Politics in the Crisis of Engagement: Towards the Relevance of Intercultural Theologies and Interreligious Studies

The conference’s theme was Religion and Politics in the Crisis of Engagement: Towards the Relevance of Intercultural Theologies and Interreligious Studies. About 80 participants spent three days attending sessions with stimulating papers that ignited lively discussion. The six plenary sessions addressed the following issues:

  1. The future of political theologies and discourses of engagement
  2. Facing new politics and religion entanglements: critical study of religion perspectives
  3. Migrants, refugees and religion: negotiating intercultural stress
  4. Religions engaging trauma, conflict, and peace;
  5. Making peace with Islam: Islamic approaches to peacemaking;
  6. Towards engaged intercultural theologies and interreligious studies [see the full programme].

During two afternoon parallel short paper sessions about 30 other participants had the opportunity to present their recent findings and engage in discussions about the presented topics.

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