Past issues and events during the third period of the platform (April 2016 - March 2018)

19.-20.9.2017: Interdisciplinary Conference "Leben und Lernen von und mit Flüchtlingen" September 19.-20. 2017. Organized by Regina Polak in cooperation with the Department for Practical Theology, RaT and the ERSTE-Stiftung. Review and Photos

23.-26.8.2017: Congress of the European Society of Women in Theological Research (ESWTR) „Translation - Transgression - Transformation“, organized in cooperaation with RaT. Poster Program   More

07.9.2017: Workshop with Jonathan Magonet “The role of perspective in Biblical narrative: The Burning Bush (Exodus 3:1-15)”, organized by the Department of Practical Theology in cooperation with RaT and the Koordinierungsausschuss für christlich-jüdische Zusammenarbeit. More


07.9.2017: "Trialog: Hoffnungsloses Europa? Zukunftsperspektiven aus jüdischer, christlicher und muslimischer Sicht". More


29.6.2017: Guest lecture by Paolo Costa „Religious Unmusicality: What Does it Mean? And Does it Matter?“, Review


26.-27.6.2017: Conference „The Crisis of Representation
Neoliberalism, Ethnonationalism, Religious Conservativism and the Crisis of Representation in Politics, Religion and Culture – an Interdisciplinary Conference“, organized by RaT Program Review and Photos


20.05.2017 Astrid Mattes gave a lecture entitled "Demokratie auf dem Prüfstand: Die Politisierung von (religiöser) Diversität als Herausforderung". This lecture took place in the framework of the 7th international INTIS-Conference entitled "Europa im 21. Jahrhundert. Demokratie im Spannungsfeld von Rechtspopulismen und religiösen Fantismen". This conference was co-organized by Richard Potz and the department of Legal Philosophy. Program 


27.4.2017:Studies day on „Leben im Anthropozän - Ökologie, Politik, Religion. Ein Gespräch zur Enzyklika “Laudato sí"“ in Melk, organized by Univ.-Prof. Dr. Eva Horn (Department of German language and literature studies) and Univ.-Prof. DDr. Kurt Appel (Department of fundamental theology) in cooperation with RaT.


7.-8.4.2017: Symposium "Learning to be Human for Global Times: Current Challenges from the Perspective of Contemporary Philosophy of Religion", organized by Mag. Dr. Brigitte Buchhammer and Univ.-Prof. i.R. Dr. Herta Nagl-Docekal (both: Department of Philosophy of the University of Vienna) in cooperation with RaT Review+Photos /program


16.3.2017: Open Lecture by Prof. Dr. Suleiman al-Hussaini (Universität Nizwa, Oman) "Tolerance between religions and Muslims of different schools. Perspectives of the Sultanate of Oman", organized by Univ.- Prof. Dr. Wolfram Reiss (Department of Systematic Theology and Religious Studies) in cooperation with RaT. Review+Photos


25.1.2017: Guest lecture by Andreas Arndt (Humboldt Universität zu Berlin; former chairman of the international Hegel-Society): "Bürgerliche Gesellschaft, Religion und Staat bei Hegel und Marx" in the course of seminary "Staat, Religion und bürgerliche Gesellschaft. Hegels Grundlinien der Philosophie des Rechts", organzied in cooperation with the Department of Fundamental Theology (Faculty of Catholic Theology) Review+Photos


21.1.2017: Guest lecture by Martin Kočí (Centre of Theology, Philosophy and Media Theory at Catholic Theological Faculty, Charles University in Prague): "The Un-thought of Christianity in Jan Patočka" in the course of a study day of the Department of Fundamental Theology (Faculty of Catholic Theology) in Melk Review+Photos


13.1.2017: Guest lecture by Sergei Chapnin „The Russian Orthodox Church and hte Council“, organized by Eva Synek and Richard Potz (both Department of Legal Philosophy) in the course of the seminary Recht des christlichen Ostens. Orthodoxe Kirche in Europa.


14.12.2016: Guest lecture by Peter Zeillinger (University of Vienna): "The Emergence of the Koranic Message. Revelation and History in Early Islam", organized by the Department of Fundamental Theology of the Faculty of Catholic Theology and RaT Review+Photos


17.11.2016: Dialogue among Civilizations with Emil Bobi about "Islamic terrorism", Bühne im Hof (St. Pölten), more


14.11.2016: Guest lecture by Philip Cunningham (Saint Joseph´s University, Philadelphia; President of the International Council of Christians and Jews): "Christian-Jewish Dialogue: Theological and Practical Challenges", organized by the Department of Practical Theology of the Faculty of Catholic Theology (Regina Polak, RaT) and the Research platform RaT Review+Photos


8.11.16: Guest lecture „Ehrenamtliche Flüchtlingsarbeit in Deutschland: Eine kritische Bestandsaufnahme“ by Olaf Kleist (Universität Osnabrück) Download poster


19.10.2016: Guest lecture by Christopher Brittain (University of Aberdeen): "Speaking of God in a Time of Crisis: Religion as Ground Zero", organized by the Department of Religious Studies, in cooperation with RaT Review+Photos 


26.7.2016: Workshop with Carl Raschke (University of Denver): "Western Society, Globalization, and the Crisis of Representation in the Global Society", organized by RaT in cooperation with the Department of Fundamental Theology in Melk Abbey Review+Photos


24.-25.7.2016: Workshop in cooperation with Mouhanad Khorchide, Dina El Omari and the Centre for Islamic Theology of the University of Münster: "Gottes doppelte Sendung - Jesus und Koran", in Melk Abbey Review+Photos


5.7.2016: Lecture „Welche Werte? Religion als Element der Grenzziehung in Integrationspolitiken“ by Astrid Mattes (Institut für Politikwissenschaft / RaT) at the summer academy Friedensburg Schlaining  


25.6.2016: Study day with Dr. Patrice Brodeur about "Dialogues for Human Sustainability: An Inter-Worldview Approach based on multiple identities and power dynamics" in Melk Abbey Review


17.6.2016: Guest lecture „Die ‚Heilige Allianz‘. Ein ökumenisches Konzept des 19. Jahrhunderts?“ by Natalya I. Maslakova-Klauberg (Diplomatic Academy of the Russian Foreign Ministry), organized by RaT and EURAS Download poster   Review+Photos


16.6.2016: Guest lecture "Conversation on Islam and Gender Ethics in Indonesia. With special reference to Aisyiyah’s Imaginaries of Womanhood" by Siti Syamsiyatun (Universitas Islam Negeri Sunan Kalijaga Jalan Adisucipto, Yogyakarta) Review+Photo


10.5.2016: Guest lecture "Solidarität jenseits von Staatsbürger_innenschaft. Überlegungen zur politischen Gestaltung von Migrationsgesellschaften" by Monika Mokre (Österreichische Akademie der Wissenschaften) Download poster


27.-28.5.2016: International Conference "Islam and Poltics - the Illusion of an Islamic State", organized by the Institute for Islamic Studies and Vienna University
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30.5.2016: Guest lecture "Why is Religion so special for the Law? Is it really?" by Vanja-Ivan Savić (University of Zagreb)
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