• ATS: Alevitischer Religionsunterricht und Digitalisierung in Europa: Grenzen, Chancen und Erwartungen [Alevi Religious Education and Digitalisation in Europe: Limitations, Opportunities and Expectations]

    The world's first Alevi religious education (Alevitische Religionsunterricht, ARU) was taught in Berlin in 2002/03. The idea and the associated further training of Alevi religious education teachers were developed through the initiative of the Alevi Cem houses on the district and national level.

    Within the framework of this project, an initial inventory of Alevi religious education (ARU) in German-speaking countries is to be drawn up and, in a second step, a working platform (Cloud/SharePoint) is to be provided. The aim is to exchange different methods, possibilities and developments in learning and teaching religious knowledge through theological, pedagogical, social, sociological and anthropological approaches in a digital environment. The transparency of the ARU on this digital platform can promote socio-political expectations regarding the integration and identity policies of Alevis in the countries where they live. By incorporating social media and digital interaction, this project can also contribute to the ARU's digital teaching. 

    This project is led by Prof. Dr Handan Aksünger-Kizil and Dr. Deniz Coşan Eke. Initial start-up funding will come from the appointment funds of the professorship, and in the further run third-party funding is to be acquired

    For further information please visit the website of the project (in German).

    Project duration: 2022-

  • ATS: Bestandsaufnahme und Systematisierung [...] zur Qualifikation religiösen Personals in alevitischen Gemeinden in Deutschland [Inventory and systematisation [...] of religious personnel in Alevi communities in Germany]

    As part of the research expertise "Bestandsaufnahme und Systematisierung von Erfahrungen, Erwartungen und Empfehlungen zur Qualifikation religiösen Personals in alevitischen Gemeinden in Deutschland" [Inventory and systematisation of experiences, expectations and recommendations for the qualification of religious personnel in Alevi communities in Germany], we are looking for interviewees for qualitative interviews.

    In each city (Berlin, Hamburg, Mannheim, Stuttgart, Hannover and in the Ruhr area) five to six Alevi clergy (Dede and Ana) as well as Alevi lay people (Talip) are to be interviewed.

    The project, led by Prof. Dr. Handan Aksünger-Kizil, is funded with 25.000 euros by the Federal Office for Migration and Refugees in Germany. Dr. Deniz Cosan Eke is employed as a research assistant in the project. 

    You can find more information in the article linked here.

    Project duration: 2020-2022