In view of its current topicality, the subject of religion plays an important role in world affairs. Research into the world religions and interdisciplinary religious research can pave the way towards the interreligious dialogue. The sites of the institutes listed below will show you interesting German approaches in this field of research.

GIGA Institute of Middle East Studies (GIGA Institut für Nahost-Studien, IMES)

Political, economic, and social developments in Central Asia, North Africa, Near and Middle EastMore ...

Interdisciplinary Forum on Religion (Interdisziplinäres Forum Religion, IFR)

Manifestations and trends of contemporary religious culturesMore ...
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Munich Center for Islamic Studies (Münchner Zentrum für Islamstudien, MZIS)

Islam; anthropology, language, history and sociology of Islamic culturesMore ...
© Promotionsprogramm Buddhismus-Studien

Center for Buddhist Research (Zentrum für Buddhismusforschung)

Buddhism, anthropology of Buddhist cultures, economic, social and cultural change in Buddhist societiesMore ...

Zentrum Moderner Orient (ZMO)

Research into Muslim societies in the Middle East, Africa, South and South-East AsiaMore ...