Donnerstag, 05. November 2015, 09:00 - 20:30 iCal

Religious Fundamentalism

International Conference

4th: Aula at Campus, court 1.11; 5-6th: Lecture hall on top floor /
Aula: Alser Straße, 1090 Vienna; Juridicum: Schottenbastei 10-16, 1010 Vienna, 1090 / 101 Vienna

Tagung, Konferenz, Kongress, Symposium

Weitere Termine

Mittwoch, 04. November 2015, 19:00 - 21:30

Freitag, 06. November 2015, 09:00 - 18:30

Online registration required:


No congress fee, but limited number of participants.

Main language will be English. Lectures held in french and german will be translated.

Opening Lecture and Round Table / Podiumsdiskussion will be held in german without translation.


The research platform “Religion and Transformation in Contemporary European Society” (RaT) is dedicated to important questions regarding the expression and position of religion within development of our contemporary societies. This investigation continues with a new project to explore the phenomenon of religious fundamentalism in global societies today. In service of this essential question, the research platform RaT will hold this international conference on religious fundamentalism from November 4th-6th, 2015 at the University of Vienna.


The congress includes the following thematic areas and sections:

1. Conditions of Fundamentalism and theoretical clarifications (theoretical and empirical questions).

2. Religiously motivated fundamentalist positions (fundamentalism within different religions traditions).

3. Round Table / Podiumsdiskussion: Islamist Radicalization of youth in Europe: Scientific analysis and political approaches.

4. Fundamentalism as a challenge for Education (the capacity for plurality and pluralism in religious education).

5. Religious Foundations against Feligious Fundamentalism (How do religions argue against fundamentalism within their normative parameters?)


The challenge posed by this conference is to ask what resources can already be found within various religions in order to argue against the new tendency towards fundamentalism. The task is to investigate various fundamentalist positions and outline possible civic responses to it that include religious self-understanding and expressions of faith in the public square.


The round table on 5 November will be aimed at a broader public audience and will be attended by members of the Austrian press.

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Research Platform RaT

Um Anmeldung wird gebeten


Agnes Leyrer + RaT-Team
Forschungsplattform "Religion and Transformation in Contemporary European Society"