Board and Management

Director and Manager

Dr. André Ritter

Dr. theol., 1981-1988 studies of Protestant theology in Wuppertal, Tübingen, Bern and Zurich. 1989-1966 appointed by the synod of the Protestant church district in Bonn for Christian-Muslim-Dialogue. After serving as a vicar he was appointed as programme director of the Evangelisch-Theologisches Studienhaus Adolf-Clarenbach 1991-1996, maintained by the Protestant church of Rhineland in Bonn.

1997 doctorate at the Kirchliche Hochschule Wuppertal with a dissertation on the dialogue between Christians and Muslims, Co-founder of the academic series “Studien zum interreligiösen Dialog” (ebv Hamburg / Waxmann-Verlag Münster). Until 2012 pastor of the Protestant church in the Principality of Liechtenstein.

2002-2010 lecturer for ecumenical theology at University of Lucerne. 2007 fellowship at Harvard Divinity School in Boston-Cambridge (USA). Since 2012 different lectures at the Pädagogische Hochschule of Heidelberg resp. at the Pädagogische Hochschule of Karlsruhe, 2017 at the Weltethos-Institute at the University of Tübingen and since 2018 at the University of Munich.

He is married and father of two children.

Deputy Director

Dr. Jörg Imran Schröter

Dr. phil. (M.A.), 1994 – 2002 Study of Islamic Sciences, Comparative Religion Studies and Philosophy at the Albert-Ludwigs-University in Freiburg. 2003 – 2005 Study for the teaching profession for elementary and secondary schools in the subjects German and History at the University of Education in Freiburg. 2006 – 2015 Teacher for Islamic Religious Education at the Adolf-Reichwein-School in Freiburg and part-time seconded to the Institute for Islamic Theology at the University of Education in Karlsruhe, which was built up and established there by him under the direction of Prof. Dr. Peter Müller.

2014 PhD at the University of Education in Freiburg with the thesis “The introduction of Islamic religious education at public schools in Baden-Württemberg” (Edition Azimut, VIBE Freiburg 2015). 2015 – 2022 Junior Professor and Head of the Institute for Islamic Theology/Religious Education at the University of Education in Karlsruhe.

He is married and the father of four children.