INTERNATIONAL EMPIRICAL RESEARCH PROGRAM
RELIGION AND HUMAN RIGHTS
2012 - 2019
Coordinator: Prof. Dr. Dr. Hans-Georg Ziebertz
Conference December 2017
5th Conference Religion and Human Rights
6-9 December 2017 in UPPSALA - Sweden
The letter of Invitation here.
The Call for Papers here.
Conference December 2016
Conference December 2015
3rd Conference Religion and Human Rights
9 – 12 December 2015 in ZAGREB – Croatia
Religion and political human rights in empirical perspective
In our contemporary world, many human rights are under pressure. Media reports of restrictions on the right to protest, the active and passive right to vote, the right to associate, the right to assemble and the right of self-defense. Torture takes place, refugees fear for their lives and asylum seekers are confronted with resistance and rejection. Populist groups seem to be successful in mobilizing many people against anything foreign and unknown. All people should be equal before the law and should be given a fair trial, regardless of their offence, but political practice is often different. Human rights are disrespected in many countries around the world. This is a clear challenge for the promotion of human rights. The perception of many people is that ideological interests effectively subordinate human rights. What role does religion play in this context? Supports religion the defense of human rights, or submits to ideological interests? The focus of the 2015-conference is on political and judicial rights. The general question is: What religious attitudes can be found among religious and non-religious citizens with regard to political and judicial rights? Can religion be identified as a force supporting the human rights regime?
The Call for Papers here.
The abstract offer form here.
The registration form here.
The program is here.
Conference December 2014
36 Wissenschaftlerinnen und Wissenschaftler mehr als 20 Ländern trafen sich vom 10. bis zum 13. Dezember an der Universität Würzburg, um Ergebnisse der internationalen empirischen Studie „Religion and Human Rights“ zu diskutieren. Die internationale Tagung beschäftigte sich mit einem hochaktuellen und brisanten Thema: dem Verhältnis von Religion, Bürgerrechten und Demokratie weltweit. Gastgeber der von der Deutschen Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG) finanzierten Tagung war Professor Hans-Georg Ziebertz, Inhaber des Lehrstuhls für Religionspädagogik, der seit 2010 das internationale Projekt als Koordinator leitet, dessen Projektpartner aus rund 25 Ländern in Europa, Afrika, Asien und Südamerika stammen.
36 scientists from over 20 different nations met for 3 days in Würzburg in early December to discuss the results of the international empirical study “Religion and Human Rights”. The international conference dealt with a highly topical and controversial issue: the global relationship between religion, citizens’ rights and democracy. The conference has been financed by the German Research Foundation (DFG) and was hosted by Hans-Georg Ziebertz, professor for religious education at the Institute of Practical Theology. Prof. Ziebertz heads the international project since 2010. The number of partners involved has increased steadily over the years and now it includes more than 25 countries.
Here you can find theProgramm of the Conference.
The abstracts of the presented papers can be found here.
Conference December 2012
Symposium and Conference May 2012
Die Veranstaltung fand unter der Leitung von Prof. Dr. Dr. Hans-Georg Ziebertz, Professor für Religionspädagogik, und in Zusammenarbeit mit dem Kompetenzzentrum GSiK der Universität Würzburg statt.