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Welcome to the Erlangen Centre for Islam & Law in Europe

The Erlangen Centre for Islam and Law in Europe (EZIRE) conducts research and teaching about Islam and Muslim life in Europe from a multidisciplinary perspective. In addition to research and teaching, EZIRE also offers services such as trainings, consulting, expertise and expert opinions.

On April 16, Turkey holds a referendum on a planned constitutional reform. The research unit for Turkish Law at the FAU, cooperation partner of EZIRE, has translated all affected text passages of the constitution from Turkish to German and highlighted the planned changes. Their aim: providing an objective basis for debate.

The Deutsche Orientalistentag (DOT) is the largest professional meeting of Oriental Studies in Germany and one of the most important scholarly Orientalist congresses in the world. The range of disciplines encompasses the Ancient and Modern Middle East, including North Africa, as well as all of Asia, with particular emphasis on Central, South and South East Asia. The abstracts for the congress in Jena can be submitted until 31st March 2017.

Terrorism, burqa, child marriage – this have only been some of the "Islamic" subjects that German society has been occupied with throughout last year. But do these bad news really bear with scrutiny? With regard to Islam, which challenges are awaiting Germany in 2017 and how can those challenges be dealt with, while including Muslims in the process? Mathias Rohe debates stock of Islam in Germany in 2016 in conversation with Christiane Florin from Deutschlandfunk.

With the Emerging Talents Initiative (ETI) of FAU, Hüseyin I. Çiçek's project "Islam and Cold War. The politicization of Islam during the 1950ies in Kemalistic-secular and Islamic-conservative media" is funded.

The Turkish AKP as Islamic movement, religious life in German schools, asylum in Europe or the Austrian Islam Law: The team of EZIRE did research on different topics and scientific problems in 2016  – from a social science, law, Islamic or religious studies as well as from historical perspectives. H...

The Salafist association “Die Wahre Religion” alias “Stiftung LIES” (“The True Religion” alias “Foundation LIES”) was prohibited by the German Federal Minister of the Interior, Thomas de Maiziere, in mid-November. During raids in ten different federate states, more than 200 flats were searched and a...

How is Islamic pastoral care organised in prisons? How is the situation of Muslims under arrest? How can it be improved? And which projects deal with Islamic Pastoral Care at all? Islamic pastoral care in prisons is still in its very early stages, even if there are (improvised) cooperations between....