The AIWG International Programme brings together academic and fieldwork experts from Germany, Europe and North America to discuss the development of religion, social life and the commitment of Muslims in European and North American societies. More specifically, we explore theological approaches as well as sociological issues and case studies, thereby assembling academic and practical knowledge by bringing different experts together to address key issues. The Federal Foreign Office supports the main activities of the International Programme of the AIWG.
Our aim is to stimulate sustainable solutions to current questions connected with Muslim life and religion in Germany, the European and broader context by connecting knowledge and expertise from both inside and outside the universities in an interdisciplinary manner.
Therefore the International Programme rests on three main pillars:
- First, geographically, we focus in particular on the European and North American context.
- Second, we deal with issues of Islam and Muslim life in secular states with Muslim minorities and
- Third, we bring together the expertise and experiences within and outside universities from different sectors of society, Muslim communities and public institutions.