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Politics & Society

“Our Aim is to Show the Diversity of Muslim voices”: An Interview with Ulrike Freitag

Hardly a day in Western media and on the political stage goes by without a discussion about Muslims and Islam. Yet, we still seem to grapple with understanding the complexity of Muslim identities. We talked with Ulrike Freitag, director of Leibniz-Zentrum Moderner Orient in Berlin, about internal diversity, hands-on research, and the importance of “unmuting” marginalized voices.

Arts & Humanities

P.S. There is no Bible 1.0

While we’re rapidly approaching the third decade of the 21st century, the world seems weirdly out of whack. A postmodern plurality of everything – lifestyles, identities, interpretations of the world we live in – has led to an unprecedented degree of both personal freedom and a general uneasy feeling of uncertainty. This is the tightrope between boon and bane that members of modern Western society have to walk. Our uncertainty pertains to all aspects of life: Whom should I love? How do I raise my children? What makes me a good person? What should I do with my life?

Arts & Humanities

Christian Terror in Europe?

While anxieties about so-called Islamic terror are widespread, far less light is shone on the theologies of the rising contemporary European far right – but it’s more important than ever to critically examine how right-wing extremists promote their ideology through the recourse to religious vocabularies.

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