12 May

The law and religions: A wedge that separates or a tie that binds?

Opening hours / Beginning:

3:00 pm - 8:00 pm

12 May 2023


Main Building, Room: A 120 Geschwister-Scholl-Platz 1 80539 München

Religions express themselves in different dimensions, including doctrines, holy books, rites, ethical rules – and, in many cases, their own legal systems. There is Jewish law and there is Islamic law, for example, just as there are a variety of Christian canonical laws.

One of the functions of law is to establish stability and order in the way people relate to each other, to resolve conflicts and, ultimately, to keep the peace. But is this also true of religious law?

This interdisciplinary workshop explores both points of conflict and relationships that work well. It portrays concrete examples of the relationship between Judaism, Christianity and Islam, delves into history, examines the present and also references modern national laws.

The event primarily targets students at the Faculty of Catholic Theology. It is organized by Professor Burkhard Berkmann, Chair of Canonical Law, especially for the theological foundations of canonical law.

This event will be held in German. The workshop will be held in hybrid form. Please register by 7 May 2023 if you wish to attend online. For more information, please visit the website of the Chair of Canonical Law.

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