Institute for Religious Freedom (associated institute)

The Institute for Religious Freedom is an institution of the German Association for Religious Freedom (Deutsche Vereinigung für Religionsfreiheit e.V.) at FAU. The aim is to discuss in a scientific manner national and international issues of religious freedom as well as the relation between church and state from a legal, theological, and historical point of view. The findings and answers that, in particular, consider concerns of free churches and religious minorities are to be made available. It is important to observe the way in which religious freedom is guaranteed and to document violations, where necessary.

The Institute offers to award and accompany research contracts and to issue expert opinions on current issues of freedom of religion and conscience, taking into account aspects of religious law and / or state church law. The Institute can also take part in public relations.

Relevant publications

Harald Mueller: Welchen Platz hat die Religion an öffentlichen Schulen?, Dialog Jan.-Febr. 2010, 5–6.

Harald Mueller: Zur rechtlichen Lage von Freikirchen im Deutschland des 19. Jahrhunderts, Spes Christiana 17, 2006, 21–44: PDF

Gewissen und Freiheit, hg. von der Internationalen Vereinigung zur Verteidigung und Förderung der Religionsfreiheit

Documents and commentaries published by the Institute

Umfrage zu Diskriminierungen wegen der Religion, 2014

Überblick über die in den evangelischen Landeskirchen Deutschlands gültigen Vokationsbestimmungen, 2009

Stellungnahme zur Kruzifix-Entscheidung des EuGHMR vom 3.11.2009

Befragung der deutschen Kultusministerien 2006: Unterrichtsbefreiung an Samstagen

Institute Director

Harald Mueller
Dr. jur.

Leiter Institut für Religionsfreiheit

Telephone: +49 (0) 175 8 98 36 60
Fax: +49 (0) 3921 916-201
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