On Sunday, April 16th, the citizens of Turkey voted on introducing a presidential system. This constitutional referendum marks a new pinnacle of political developments in Turkey that have left Western states uneasy. Many fear the country is slowly drifting toward autocracy. Where to is Turkey’s path leading? And what role does Islam play in these new developments? Hüseyin Çiçek, a research associate at the EZIRE, addressed these questions in various contributions for radio and television.
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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.
Der Journalist Constantin Schreiber zeichnet in seinem neu erschienenen Buch "Inside Islam" ein negatives Bild über die deutsche Moscheenlandschaft. In vielen der von ihm besuchten Moscheen würde demokratiefeindliches Gedankengut gepredigt. Im Gespräch mit Deutschlandradio Kultur kommentiert Mathias Rohe die Arbeit Schreibers.
This new anthology by Hüseyin Çiçek, scientific researcher at EZIRE, and Rüdiger Braun, presents approaches to Islamic theological anthropology with a focus on the narrative of Adam and Iblis, which has found its way into all monotheistic traditions. One main emphasis of the book lies in uncovering ...
The research assistants of EZIRE participate in the teaching of the MA program Nahoststudien (Middle Eastern Studies) at the FAU. In the summerterm 2017, students once again have the chance to choose from a variety of courses - some are also open for guests!
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.