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Multicultural Berlin: The Dynamics of Muslim Cosmopolitanism | FU-BEST Digital Lecture Series

Oct 21, 2020

This lecture will take a closer look at Berlin’s Muslim community and at the dynamic way their identity has been formed and negotiated vis-à-vis other identities in this multicultural city in the 20th and the early 21st century. Various public discourses regarding Islam and Muslims in Europe on issues such as Muslim-state relations, secularism, gender, and religious practices of Muslims in Europe will be introduced and applied to the situation of Muslims in Berlin. In order to show the diversity within Islam itself, this lecture will aim to sketch the idea of a “Muslim Cosmopolitanism” in Berlin. What makes Islam in Berlin different to that in other European cities? What are the dynamics and discourses impacting the Muslim Community in Berlin? What is the relationship of Muslims with other religious communities in Berlin?

For the recording of the session, please click here.