Conference of the European Academy on Religion and Society "Religion and Neo-Nationalism in Europe", 06.-08.09.2018 in Berlin


After a fairly long time of efforts directed at complementing economical internationalisation by a political transnationalisation, at least in the global northwest, nationalism seems to be back on the agenda. Not only in the Americas, but in Europe as well an intensive renationalization of policies and polities is visible implying a retraction of democratic mechanisms to govern international relations – paradoxically in the name of democracy. Religion seems to be closely involved in such issues: nationalist leaders like Marine le Pen resort to religious argumentation when they see fit, and parties like the Swiss SVP or the German AfD like to stress their religious background in legitimizing xenophobic policies. The conference will be hosted by the newly founded Berlin Institute for Public Theology as part of the European Academy of Religion and Society’s effort to further international research and cooperation concerning issues in religion which are of public, political and social interest.


Principal Investigators
Meireis, Torsten Prof. Dr. (Details) (Systematic Theology Specializing in Ethics and Hermeneutics)

Further project members
Höhne, Florian Dr. (Details) (Systematic Theology Specializing in Ethics and Hermeneutics)

Participating external organizations

Duration of Project
Start date: 05/2018
End date: 09/2018

Research Areas
Modern and Current History, Political Science, Protestant Theology, Theology

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