Year: 2016

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...

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 betwe...

Prof. Dr. Ali Yarayan was awarded an honorary professorship to the field “Civil Law, Commercial Law, Turkish Law and Comparative Law” by the University President of FAU, Prof. Dr. Joachim Hornegger. Since 2006, Yarayan is closely tied into the Faculty of Law of the Friedrich-Alexander-University of Erlangen-Nuremberg.

The manuel for journalists aims at providing practictal assistance because journalists face the challenge to not hide the problems and conflicts, but also to report well-balanced and fact-based. The contribution by Jörn Thielmann, Managing Director of EZIRE, deals with the topic "Islam and Terrorism".

Parallel justice, child marriage, terrorism and general doubts about Islam’s ability to accept the European principle of separation of religion and the state – these topics currently determine the discussions of the European public sphere.

According to the German Ministry of Interior, on July 31, 1475 underaged foreigners, and 1152 girls (76,27 %), were registered as married in the Ausländerzentralregister. The biggest group of them is from Syria (664). But many married children also come from Afghanistan (157), Iraq (100), Bulgaria (65), Poland (41), Rumania (33) and Greece (32).

In the latest issue of the journal „Akademie aktuell“, published by the Bavarian academy of Sciences and Humanities, Mathias Rohe elaborates on first results of the research project “Muslims in Bavaria”, dealing with questions of cooperation, extremism and prevention, Islamic religious education and...

A couple of weeks ago, the interior ministers of the Christian Democratic Union put a burka ban on their agenda. Ever since, Germany discusses the Islamic garment for women once again - probably also influenced by the current events in France, where some communities have enforced a burkini ban on th...