Thursday, 6 Oct. 2016


Morning meditation



Hanan A. Alexander (Univ. of Haifa; Israel): Liberal Education and Public Theology (Chair: Manfred Pirner)


Paper session V

Va. Birte Platow (University of Augsburg): Good Decision Taking in the economic Field - an exemplary Illustration of Challenges, Chances and new Concepts (Chair: Johannes Lähnemann)

Vb. Manfred L. Pirner (University of Erlangen-Nürnberg, Germany): Overlapping Consensus and Complementary Learning – A Framework for Public Religious Pedagogy with Reference to Rawls and Habermas (Chair: Susanne Schwarz)

Vc. Peter Bubmann (University of Erlangen-Nürnberg, Germany): Culture of Remembrance as Place and Shape of Public Theology and Public Education (Chair: Florian Höhne)

Vd. Andrea Roth (University of Erlangen-Nürnberg, Germany): The precarious Situation of Apprentices as a Challenge for Public Theology and Religious Education (Chair: Werner Haussmann)


Coffee break


Paper session VI

VIa. (cancelled) Mohammed Nekroumi (University of Erlangen-Nürnberg, Germany): Islamic Contributions to the Common Good in Multi-Confessional Societies. Hermeneutical Foundations (Chair: Florian Höhne)

VIb. Philip Barnes (King’s College London): Public Theologies or Religious Studies? Deliberations on the Basis of Multifaith Religious Education (Chair: Manfred L. Pirner)

VIc. Thomas Wabel (University of Bamberg): Lost in Translation? Talking Religion in the Public Space (Chair: Andreas Nehring)

VId. Werner Haussmann (University of Erlangen-Nürnberg): The Spirituality of Mindfulness – a Religious Contribution to Public Education (Chair: Johannes Lähnemann)


Lunch Break


Keynote and final discussion (Chair: Manfred L. Pirner)

Jan Assmann, (University of Konstanz, Germany): Monotheistic Religions as Curse or Blessing – A Matter of Critical Education?

Respondent: Bernhard Lang (University of Paderborn, Germany)

Panel discussion with Jan Assmann, Bernhard Lang, Elaine Graham, Hanan Alexander and Mouhanad Khorchide


Concluding remarks and farewell


End of the conference