Rolf Schieder

Humboldt University

Prof. Rolf Schieder holds the chair of Practical Theology at Humboldt University. He is the speaker of the Program on Religion and Politics. His research is focused on politics of religion, interreligious competences, and religion and economics. He is the author of “Wieviel Religion vertraegt Deutschland?” (2001) and editor of “Religion and Politics in the United States and Germany. Old Divisions and New Frontiers” (2007).

Recent Content


Comfort Zones and Conflict Lines: How Germany Cares for Its Religions

In October 2013, Minister President and leader of the Greens in Baden-Württemberg, Winfried Kretschmann, gave an outline of his understanding of freedom of religion and the relationship between state, churches, …

Religious Literacy and Religious Education in Europe and the United States

Issue Brief 27 Finding a balance between secular education and teaching the lessons found in religion is quite difficult, as experienced by public school systems in both Germany and the …

Reconciling Religion and Public Life: Essays on Pluralism and Fundamentalism in the United States and Germany

German-American Issues 7 This edited volume is the culmination of an AGI project examining perceptions of religious pluralism and religious fundamentalism in the United States and Germany, generously funded by …

Understanding the “God Gap”: Religion, Politics, and Policy in the United States and Germany

German-American Issues 4 In foreign and domestic policy, the United States and Germany would appear to be drifting further apart. Despite their continuing economic interdependence, the rancorous transatlantic policy debates …