Lecturers

  • Akca, Ayşe Almıla

    Institute for Islamic Theology at Humboldt-University Berlin.

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    Dr. Ayşe Almıla Akca received her PhD at the Institute of Islamic Studies/Freie Universität Berlin in 2018 with an ethnographic study on legitimisation and authorisation of Islamic knowledge in mosque associations in Germany (awarded with the DAVO-Dissertationspreis 2019). Her research includes Islamic-religious knowledge and religious practices of Muslims in Europe, Practical Theology and ethnographic research.

  • Feldtkeller, Andreas

    Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin

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    Andreas Feldtkeller teaches Comparative Religion and Intercultural Theology at the Faculty of Theology, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin. He has been a research fellow at the Royal Institute for Inter-Faith Studies in Amman, Jordan, during the 1990s.

  • Frost, Marie-Luise

    Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin

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    Marie-Luise Frost (born 1986) studied Religious Studies, Area Studies Asia/Africa and Religion and Culture in Potsdam, Berlin, Lausanne and Oslo. Besides different freelance activities in the cultural field, she has been working as researcher in the Research Programme on Religious Communities and Sustainable Development at Humboldt University Berlin since 2015. She is Research Associate at the University of Pretoria.

  • Gallant, Muhammad Ridwaan

    Muslim Judicial Council

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    He is presently the Head of the Environmental Desk at the Muslim Judicial Council. He is also the MJC representative on SAFCEI. He has been the Imaam and Khatib at various Masajid in Cape Town.
    He is very active in supplying the community information on environmental ethics. He is presently starting eco-congregations in the communities. He has published many research papers on Islam, Science as well as on Environmental issues at various conferences in many countries.

  • Gräb, Wilhelm

    Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin

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    Prof. Dr. Wilhelm Gräb (born 1948) is head of the research program on Religious Communities and Sustainable Development at Humboldt Universität zu Berlin. He also is an extraordinary Professor at the Faculty of Stellenbosch University. From 1999 until 2016 he held the chair of Practical Theology and was the Director of the Institute of Sociology of Religion and Community Building at Humboldt Universität.

  • Öhlmann, Philipp

    Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin

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    Philipp Öhlmann is the head of the Research Programme in Religious Communities and Sustainable Development. Philipp conducted extensive research on African Initiated Churches and development cooperation. He is the executive editor of the newly-established open access journal Religion & Development. Prior to his academic career, Philipp worked as a programme officer for inter-church aid at the German Protestant Churches' Development Agency, Brot für die Welt.

  • Rauhut, Andreas
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    My practice, research and teaching combines two core areas: (1) Ethics: Research here focuses on Poverty and Inequality, Theories of Justice and Global Justice; Intercultural Ethics and Ethics of Migration. I develop Christian Social Ethical approaches and am also interested in African and Chinese ethics and their take on Global Ethics. (2) Church Development: My practice and professorship in Berlin has led me to develop and research exciting new Models of Church Planting and Development.

  • Sakupapa, Teddy

    University of the Western Cape in South Africa

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    Teddy Chalwe Sakupapa is Senior Lecturer in the Department of Religion and Theology and teaches ecumenical studies and social ethics. Originally from Zambia, his research traverses the fields of ecumenical studies, systematic theology and social ethics, decoloniality, African theology and the history of Christianity in Africa on which he has published several articles and book chapters. He is also an ordained minister in the Presbyterian Tradition.

  • Sonntag, Ekkardt

    Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin

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    Ekkardt Sonntag (born 1978) received his PhD from the chair for the study of the Church in Islamic Contexts at the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, Netherlands. Ekkardt was a guest lecturer at the Jordan Evangelical Theological Seminary. He has fulfilled different pastoral positions and consulting roles for international churches. Besides his academic work, Ekkardt works for Danmission, an independent Danish INGO for development cooperation with roots in the Lutheran church of Denmark.

  • Stork, Juliane

    Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin

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    Juliane Stork (born 1991 in Berlin) is the John S. Mbiti Research Fellow at the Research Programme for Religious Communities and Sustainable Development. She pursues a PhD on "The Production of Theology in African Independent Christianity - the Case of Ecology in the Zion Christian Church in South Africa".

  • Trotta, Susanna

    Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin

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    Susanna Trotta is a PhD candidate and associated researcher at the Research Programme on Religious Communities and Sustainable Development at Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin. She also works as a researcher at the Bruno Kessler Foundation - Centre for Religious Studies (FBK - ISR) and as a research adviser at the Joint Learning Initiative on Faith and Local Communities.

  • van Wyk, Tanya

    University of Pretoria (South Africa)

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    Dr Tanya van Wyk is Senior Lecturer in Systematic Theology, Christian Ethics and Spirituality at the Faculty of Theology and Religion. Her current research foci include political theology, feminist theology and ethics and religion and sustainable development with a focus on gender equity. She is the Chairperson of the Research Ethics Committee of her Faculty and is currently a research fellow with the Programme for Religious Communities and Sustainable Development at Humboldt University.