ongoing projects and events

Some examples:

  • Our regional research Project “Religious Plurality in the Alpine Rhine Valley”
  • Our European project “Religion in the Focus of the Public Sphere”
  • Our ErasmusPlusProject “Religious Education and Intercultural Learning”
  • Our joint book project “Reformation and Islam”
  • Our new research project “Antisemitism in Europe”
  • Our new upcoming “Peace Project Europe – a perspective for the future”

Furthermore, our Institute was involved as expert advisor and consultant to an ecumenical project on the topic of “Identity and Integration” (2010-2012) on behalf of and in cooperation with the Conference of Churches on Rhine (CCR), a regional group of the Community of Protestant Churches in Europe (CPCE). The following consultations took place: March 2010 in Vienna, April 2010 in St. Gallen and May 2010 in Strasbourg. In July 2011, a final meeting was held at the Evangelische Akademie des Rheinlandes in Bonn-Bad Godesberg. The document of our statement “Identity and Integration” has since been recommended to the member churches by the CPCE General Assembly in Florence in late September 2012.


In 2016, a new ErasmusPlusProject “Education for volunteers in culturally and religiously sensitive companionship of migrants and refugees” (2016/17) was approved. Within the framework of the Strategic Partnership, our institute participated as a project partner together with other institutions from several European countries and was responsible for the final report. Two other ErasmusPlusProjects of our Institute, in cooperation with partners from Ankara to Brussels, had already been approved in 2014. One project dealt with “Community Education (CE)”, the other with “Religious Education and Intercultural Learning (RBIKL)”. Both projects ran for three years each (2014-2017) – the results were published in 2017.

Finally, we would like to refer to the project “Interreligious Encounter Learning following the concept of the cooperating subject group” under the responsibility of our member Prof Dr Katja Boehme (PH Heidelberg) and under the patronage of Minister-President Wilfried Kretschmann (Baden-Württemberg).

Further informations will follow shortly.