CfP: Religion(s) at school


The University of Vienna, Department for Islamic-Theological Studies is organizing the international conference "Religion(s) at school" in Vienna from 15 – 17 November 2019.

We are soliciting abstracts for conference papers which will ultimately be published as chapters in an edited volume.

In particular, we are interested in papers that discuss the topic "Religion(s) at school" in relation to at least one of the following aspects:

  • Religious education and developing childhood and adolescent competences for pluralism
  • Religious education as a location for encountering pluralism and for developing identity
  • The position of religions in globalization and migration processes
  • Growing fundamentalism and extremism as a challenge for religious education
  • Interreligious encounters as a challenge for religious communities
  • Dynamic identity as a basis for religious development in children and adolescents
  • The role of religious education in the process of integrating refugees and asylum seekers
  • Immigrant children and language development in religious education
  • Religious education and the ethical foundations of a pluralistic society

Please send proposed titles and abstracts of roughly 300 words, including a short bibliography.
The language of the conference is English. 
You will receive notification of the abstract review results by August 30, 2019.

Contact: Mag. Heidemarie Sonntag,