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Graduate School RePliR

Regulating Religious Plurality in the Region

The interdisciplinary graduate school Religiöse Pluralität und ihre Regulierung in der Region (RePliR) focusses on the impact of religious pluralisation in the two Western German regions of Münsterland and the Ruhr area. It is funded by the Minstery of Innovation, Science and Research of the Bundesland North Rhine-Westphalia and conducted as a joint-venture by the Center for Religion and Modernity (University of Münster) and the Center for Religious Studies (CERES) of Ruhr-Universität Bochum.



2016 - 2020

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Project leaders

  • Prof. Dr. Volkhard Krech (religious studies & sociology of religion)
  • Prof. Dr. Ulrich Willems (political science)

Affiliated supervisors

  • Prof. Dr. Thomas K. Bauer (empirical economics)
  • Prof. Dr. Jörg Bogumil (public administration, urban & local affairs)
  • Prof. Dr. Matthias Casper (business law & equity market lax)
  • Prof. (apl.) Dr. Christel Gärtner (sociology of culture & religion)
  • Prof. Dr. Thomas Großbölting (contemporary history)
  • Prof. Dr. Sabine Gruehn (theory of schooling, education)
  • Prof. Dr. Uta Hohn (international urban planning & development)
  • Prof. Dr. Thomas Gutmann (legal philosophy & health care law)
  • Prof. Dr. Stefan Huster (public law, social & health care law, legal philosophy)
  • Prof. Dr. Mouhanad Khorchide (Islamic theology, religious education)
  • Prof. Dr. Judith Könemann (Roman-Catholic theology, religious education)
  • Prof. Dr. Detlef Pollack (sociology of religion)
  • Prof. Dr. Perry Schmidt-Leukel (interfaith theology)
  • Prof. Dr. Jürgen Straub (social and cultural psychology/theory)
  • PD Dr. Levent Tezcan (sociology of Islam)
  • Prof. Dr. Barbara Thomaß (media systems in international comparison)
  • Prof. Dr. Hinnerk Wißmann (public law, theory of administration, constitutional law on religion)

Scientific Coordinators

  • 2016-2018: Dr. Sarah J. Jahn
  • 2018-2019: Dr. Judith Stander-Dulitsch
  • 2019-2020: Dr. Maren Freundenberg

Former Affiliated Persons