Since 2008 Dr.. Pradeep Chakkarath Research Associate at the Chair of Social Theory and Social Psychology by Prof. Dr. Jürgen Straub at the Ruhr University Bochum and co-director of the Hans Kilian and Lotte Köhler Center (KKC). Dr. Chakkarath studied philosophy and history and has a PhD in Psychology. Since then he has been involved in various research projects and as a research assistant at the Chair of Developmental Psychology and Cultural Comparison of Prof. Dr. Gisela Trommsdorff at the University of Konstanz and at the professorship for intercultural communication at the TU Chemnitz been. Since 2019, Chakkarath has been the second chairman of the Society for Cultural Psychology. His main research areas are: history of science, theory of science and methodological aspects of comparative cultural and cultural psychological social research, human development across cultures, indigenous psychologies, psychological aspects of Worldviews, the teaching of intercultural skills.
Dr. Pradeep Chakkarath’s qualifications in his research areas enrich the summer school by bringing a cultural awareness of different contexts and their psychological concepts. His contribution sheds light on the cultural-psychological dimensions of transcultural networks, their stability and fragility.
Publications by Dr. Chakkarath are (i.a.):
2021: Chakkarath, P./Wolfradt, U. (Hg.), Psyche im Kontext von Kolonialismus und Postkolonialismus, psychosozial 165.
2019: Chakkarath, P./Rebane, G. (Hg.), Kulturpsychologie in interdisziplinärer Perspektive. Hans-Kilian-Vorlesungen zur sozial- und kulturwissenschaftlichen Psychologie und integrativen Anthropologie, Gießen.
2013: Chakkarath, P., Indian thoughts on psychological human development, in: Misra, G. (Hg.), Psychology and psychoanalysis in India, New Delhi, 167–190.
2010: Chakkarath, P., Stereotypes in social psychology. The „West-East“ differentiation as a reflection of Western traditions of thought, in: Psychological Studies 55, 18–25.
2009: Chakkarath, P., Internationalizing education and the social sciences. Reflections on the Indian context, in: Kuhn, M./Weidemann, D. (Hg.), Internationalization of the Social Sciences. Asia – Latin America – Middle East – Africa – Eurasia, Bielefeld, 87–114.
2005: Chakkarath, P., What can Western psychology learn from indigenous psychologies? Lessons from Hindu psychology, in: Friedlmeier, W./Ders. u.a. (Hg.), Culture and human development. The importance of cross-cultural research to the social sciences, New York, 31–49.
2003: Chakkarath, P., Kultur und Psychologie. Zur wissenschaftlichen Entstehung und zur Ortsbestimmung der Kulturpsychologie, Hamburg.
Agnes Eroglu works as a consultant for the Evangelisches Studienwerk Villigst in the networking department. During an excursion, she will present the institution's networking strategy.
Pastor Wolfram Gauhl works as a director of studies in the department of church contacts and spiritual program for the Evangelisches Studienwerk Villigst. Both in a lecture and as part of an excursion to Villigst, Mr. Gauhl will provide his expertise on networks of church and scientific education from the practical perspective of promoting students and young scientists.
Prof. Dr. Dieter Haller holds the Chair of Ethnology at the Faculty of Social Sciences at the Ruhr University Bochum. In addition to numerous teaching assignments and guest professorships From 2003 to 2005 he was an Adjunct Associate at various universities in Germany and Europe Professor of Cultural Anthropology at the Department of Germanic Studies and at European Studies Center at the University of Texas/Austin. He has been a professor in Bochum since 2005 and since 2010 Founding and board member of the Center for Mediterranean Studies at the Ruhr University Bochum. Prof. Haller's main research areas result from his field research in Seville, Gibraltar and Tangier and the associated topics: gender, borders, port cultures, possession cults and Brexit. In addition to the regional focus in the Mediterranean region and North Africa, Prof. Dr. Haller also responded to regional studies by his employees.
Prof. Dr. Haller combines cultural and social anthropology in his studies. Due to his many years of experience in practical research fields and in teaching, he is a very interesting discussion partner for the summer school. The combination of empirical research and theory building is particularly beneficial for considering networks and their stabilizing and fragilizing factors. On this basis, his contribution critically examines network and world theories and, towards the end of the summer school, provides an impetus for a critical review of previous considerations on the importance of networks.
Some central publications by Prof. Haller that are relevant for the summer school are (currently pending):
2021: Haller,D., Die Grenze als epistemologisches Privileg – Mediterrane Erfahrungen, erschienen als Diskussionspapiere, in: Wippel, S. (Hg.), Wirtschaft, Gesellschaft und Geographie im Vorderen Orient, Bd. 120, Berlin/Boston.
2015: Haller, D., Global oder westlich? Woran liegt es, dass kaum Araber unter den Global-Thought-Leaders vertreten sind? Interview mit Dieter Haller und Steffen Wippel. GDI, Nr. 4., 44–46.
2015: Haller, D., Cosmopolitanism as Heritage – Remembering the Liberties of Tangier, in: Ders./Lichtenberger, A./Meerpohl, M. (Hg.), Essays on Heritage, Tourism and Society in the MENA Region – Proceedings of the International Heritage Conference 2013 at Tangier, Morocco, Reihe Mittelmeerstudien, Paderborn, 123–143.
2012: Haller, D., Die Suche nach dem Fremden. Geschichte der Ethnologie in der Bundesrepublik 1945–1990, Frankfurt am Main.
2002: Haller, D., Das Lob der Mischung, Reinheit als Gefahr. Nationalismus und Ethnizität in Gibraltar, in: Ackermann, A./Müller, K. E. (Hg.), Patchwork. Dimensionen multikultureller Gesellschaften – Geschichte, Problematik und Chancen, Bielefeld, 27–61.
2000: Haller, D., Gelebte Grenze Gibraltar – Transnationalismus, Lokalität und Identität in kulturanthropologischer Perspektive, Wiesbaden.
1994: Haller, D., Feld, Lokalität, Ort, Territorium. Implikationen der kulturanthropologischen Raumterminologie, Berlin.
Prof. Dr. Since 1998, Traugott Jähnichen has held the chair for Christian social studies at the Protestant Theological Faculty of the Ruhr University in Bochum. He is co-editor of Journal of Evangelical Ethics and the yearbook of Social Protestantism. He is also a member of the Synod of the Evangelical Church in Westphalia, Deputy Chairman of the "Chamber for Social Order" of the EKD, member of the "Standing Committee for World Mission, Ecumenism and Church World Responsibility" of the State Synod of the EKvW, Chairman of the Evangelical City Academy Bochum, board member of the Association for Research into Churches and Churches History of Religions in the Ruhr Area e.V. and liaison lecturer of the Hans Böckler and the Friedrich Ebert Stiftung. His research areas include (currently): basic questions of ethics and social ethics, Business ethics, religion and society.
Prof. Dr. Jähnichen has unique expertise with regard to religious and social networks, their historical developments and their current ethical and theological challenges. On the one hand, his contribution illustrates the introduced network theories and offers a concrete historically grown model. On the other hand, it provides insight into the cultural learning space of the summer school.
Publications by Prof. Dr. Jähnichen are (i.a.):
2020: Jähnichen T./Wiemeyer, J., Wirtschaftsethik 4.0. Der digitale Wandel als wirtschaftsethische Herausforderung, Stuttgart.
2020: Jähnichen, T., Leitbild „soziales Europa“. Religiös-kulturelle Wurzeln, sozialpolitische Entwicklungen, ordnungspolitische Grundsätze, in: Dingel, I./Kusber, J./Morawiec, M., Die europäische Integration und die Kirche IV. Versöhnung und Ökumene, Ethik und Recht, Göttingen, 163-180.
2016: Jähnichen, T./Nagel, A./Schneiders, K. (Hg.), Religiöse Pluralisierung: Herausforderung für konfessionelle Wohlfahrtsverbände, Stuttgart.
2015: Jähnichen, T., Neue Soziale Bewegungen und das soziale Engagement der Konfessionen. Zur Neuformatierung der Zivilgesellschaft seit dem Ende der 1960er Jahre, in: Damberg, W./Jähnichen, T.(Hg.), Neue soziale Bewegungen als Herausforderungen sozialkirchlichen Handelns, Stuttgart, 9–30.
1994: Jähnichen, T., Zwischen Tradition und Moderne. Die protestantische Bautätigkeit im Ruhrgebiet 1871–1933, Bochum.
1993: Jähnichen, T., Vom Industrieuntertan zum Industriebürger. Der soziale Protestantismus und die Entwicklung der Mitbestimmung (1848–1955), Bochum.
1991: Jähnichen, T., Kirche im Ruhrgebiet. Ein Lese- und Bilder-Buch zur Geschichte der Kirche im Ruhrgebiet von 1945 bis heute, hg. von Günter Brakelmann/Traugott Jähnichen, Essen.
Prof. Dr. Claudia Jahnel has been a professor of intercultural theology and physicality at the Protestant Theological Faculty of the Ruhr University Bochum since 2017. After studying the Protestant theology, she worked as a research assistant at the chair for religious and missiology at the Friedrich-Alexander University in Erlangen-Nuremberg. In 2008 she then took over the management of the theological education and policy department Mission Intercultural at the Center Mission Eine Welt of the ELKB in Neuendettelsau, until she became a professor assumed. Prof. Dr. Jahnel is a member of the Chamber for Worldwide Ecumenism of the EKD, des academic network of migration churches, the network of theologies in Africa, the Working group of the churches in Bavaria and the ecumenical committee of the ELKB. Her main areas of focus in intercultural theology are (among others): corporeality – interdisciplinary, intercultural, interreligious, childhood intercultural, Global Christianity with Focus on Christianity in Africa and Latin America, globalization, contextual theologies: especially postcolonial theology and liberation theology.
Prof. Dr. Jahnel is a proven expert on religious and transcultural global developments and connections. With her focus on African and postcolonial theologies, she brings to the summer school the important perspective of postcolonial concerns critical of universalism, which will be of central importance for the development of factors of stability and fragility of global networks.
Publications relevant to the topic of the summer school (currently) are:
2021: Jahnel, C., „Das universale Wort spricht nur Dialekt.“. Postkoloniale Impulse für eine Ökumene der sinnlichen Einheit und eine ästhetische ökumenische Theologie, in: Ökumenische Rundschau 70 (1), 42-56.
2020: Jahnel, C., The created lived and vulnerable body resonating with the world. Perspectives for a non-anthropocentric anthropology and a body-sensitive eco-theology, in: Louk, A. v. u.a. (Hg.), Kairos for creation. Confessing hope for the earth, 222–233.
2019: Jahnel, C., Mission, in: Middel, M. (Hg.), The Routledge handbook of transregional studies, 448–455.
2019: Jahnel, C./Konz, B., Kontrapunktisches Lesen. Intertextuelle Anregungen für eine interkulturelle Bibeldidaktik, in: Zeitschrift für Pädagogik und Theologie 71 (3), 257–271.
2018: Jahnel, C., Einheit in der Nachfolge. Die Weltmissionskonferenz in Arusha 2018 im Spiegel der jüngsten ökumenischen Bemühungen um die Einheit der Kirchen, in: MD, Materialdienst des Konfessionskundlichen Instituts Bensheim, 59–62.
2018: Jahnel, C., Reflecting reformation and the call for renewal in a globalized and post-colonial world, in: Dies. (Hg.), Missionswissenschaftliche Forschungen, Neuendettelsau.
2016: Jahnel, C., Interkulturelle Theologie und Kulturwissenschaft. Untersucht am Beispiel afrikanischer Theologie, Stuttgart.
2008: Jahnel, C., Vernacular ecumenism and transcultural unity. Rethinking ecumenical theology after the cultural turn, in: The ecumenical review 60 (4), 404–425.
Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Jütte has been a professor of educational science with a focus on further education at Bielefeld University since 2009. Previously he was a researcher at UNESCO Institute for Lifelong Learning and research assistant at the International Institute for Management at the University of Flensburg. With the receipt of the venia legendi, he taught in the department of adult education/further education. He was a professor for continuing education research at the University for Continuing Education (Danube University) in Krems (Austria) until he took up the professorship in Bielefeld. His main areas of work are: international adult education and further education, organizational development and management, professional research in further education, cooperation and Network research and network theory.
Both his main topics and his publications in selection show the expertise of the educational scientist Prof. Dr. Jütte up. For the summer school, his knowledge of international networks and their structures as well as his didactic experience are of great qualitative benefit. The introductory lecture provides an insight into the central theories and content of network research and links them to questions of the regional and international nature of the networks.
Important publications relevant to the summer school (pending) by Prof. Dr. Jütte are:
2019: Jütte, W., Internationale Perspektiven auf wissenschaftliche Weiterbildung, in: Ders./Rohs, M. (Hg.), Handbuch Wissenschaftliche Weiterbildung, Wiesbaden, 571–587.
2018: Jütte, W./Iller, C., Invisible College – Rekonstruktion von Wissenschaftsnetzwerken und Formaten der Nachwuchsförderung in der Erwachsenenbildung in Österreich, in: Holzer D. u.a. (Hg.), Forschungsinseln. Beobachtungen aus der österreichischen Erwachsenenbildungsforschung, Münster, 31–42.
2017: Jütte, W., Editorial. Digital the new normal – multiple challenges for the education and learning of adults, in: European Journal for Research on the Education and Learning of Adults 8 (1), 7–20.
2010: Jütte, W., The art of managing networks and shaping constructive partnerships, in: Longworth, N./Michael, O. (Hg.), Perspectives on Learning Cities and Regions, NIACE.
2009: Jütte, W., Vernetzung und Kooperation – zwischen Modernisierungsmetapher und fachlicher Gestaltungsaufgabe, in: BWP. Berufsbildung in Wissenschaft und Praxis 39 (2), 252–267.
2009: Jütte, W., Alltagswelten verschränken. Transnationalisierung: Leben und Lernen in Netzwerkstrukturen, in: Weiterbildung (4), 14–17.
2002: Jütte, W., Soziales Netzwerk Weiterbildung. Analyse lokaler Institutionslandschaften, Bielefeld.
Isolde Karle has been Professor of Practical Theology at the Ruhr University since November 2001. She has been university pastor since 2003 and was Dean of the Faculty of Protestant Theology from 2009 to 2011. Since 2015, she has been director of the newly founded Institute for Religion and Society, and she was Ruhr University’s appointments commissioner until 2021. Since 2017, Isolde Karle has been a member of the Standing Conference for Pastoral Care in the Evangelical Church of Germany; from 2017 to 2021 she was spokesperson for the professors’ representation in the the Ruhr University Senate. On 1 November 2021, Isolde Karle became Vice-Rector for Diversity, Inclusion and Talent Development at RUB.
Pastor Mike Lee is head of the department for ecumenism in the EKiR with a focus on “congregations of other languages and origins”. He is the contact person for international congregations in the regional churches of the EKiR and EKvW. Through his practical experience in working with the communities, which mostly organize themselves in networks, Lee shows the participants of the summer school a current example of transcultural network formation.
Lusungu Mbilinyi is a pastor of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Tanzania. He's in Interfaith Center in Zanzibar with a focus on interfaith relations. Since 2018 is Mbilinyi Head of Studies at the VEM Training Center in Wuppertal. Among other things, he is an expert in the concepts of global learning from an ecumenical perspective, the interreligious dialogue and in anti-racism disputes in the church. These aspects are central themes within the to be considered transcultural networks and factors for stabilization and fragilization.
pastor dr. Jean-Gottfried Mutombo, who comes from the Democratic Republic of the Congo, works in the Office for Mission, Ecumenism and Global Responsibility (MÖWe) of the EKvW as regional officer in the church districts of Münster, Tecklenburg, Steinfurt-Coesfeld-Borken, Hamm and Unna. mutombo supports local churches in the perception of worldwide Christianity, the commitment to ecumenical processes for justice, peace and integrity of creation with a focus on climate justice and the promotion of partnership-based cooperation. Developed Mutombo new concepts in the global present in the face of the pandemic. His expertise emphasizes the relevance of theoretically developed network relationships in the global for practice.
dr Marcus Nicolini is head of studies at the Evangelisches Studienwerk Villigst in the department of networking. In a joint lecture with Wolfram Gauhl, he will present the networking strategy in church and scientific education.
dr Andar Parlindungan studied theology in Indonesia and the USA, did his doctorate at the University of Hamburg on "Jerusalem in Islam - Search for Peace in the Holy Land" and has been head of the Training & Empowerment department of the United Evangelical Mission (UEM) based in Hamburg since 2013 in Wuppertal. His area of responsibility includes the UEM grant work. The international Partnership organization VEM maintains a broad international network of academic education and training institutions in Europe, Asia and Africa through its member churches. Intercultural exchange and stays abroad are the core of the scholarship program. The scholarships support stays for doctoral studies (mainly in theology, diaconal and educational sciences, but also in medicine, agricultural science or church music) in Germany. In the area of Master's programs, the South-South exchange is mainly supported by scholarships promoted. dr On the one hand, Parlindungan's contribution to the summer school is the introduction to the network structure and dynamics of the UEM, including its historical changes. To the On the other hand, his expertise enriches young researchers in advising them on their research projects and career planning.
Dr. Claudia Rammelt is a research associate at the Chair of Church and History of Christianity (Old Church/Middle Ages) of the Protestant Theological Faculty of the Ruhr University of Bochum and at the professorship for intercultural theology and physicality. dr Rammelt studied Protestant theology with study visits to the University of Thessaloniki (Orthodox Theology) and at the Near East School of Theology Beirut (diversity of Near Eastern Christianity, Christian-Muslim dialogue). As a former assistant at the Chair for Non-European Christian History at the Ludwig-Maximilians-University Munich and as a deputy chair at the Chair for Ecumenical Theology and Oriental Church and Mission History at the Georg-August University of Göttingen, she specialized in the history of non-European Christianity, especially the oriental churches, and here also in the current field of migration churches (oriental churches in Germany). In addition, she is a member of the executive committee of the study program "Studies in the Middle East" (SiMO), the Chamber for Worldwide Ecumenism of the EKD, the Dialogue Commission with the Orientals of the EKD and the Association for Schneller Schools (Lebanon). Her main areas of research, which are profitable for the summer school, include: non-European history of Christianity, church history and Protestant missionary history of the Middle East, Protestant missionary history, Orthodox theology, interreligious dialogue, migrant churches.
Networks in the area of the early church and the history of entanglement, especially in the area of the churches in the Middle East, are Dr. Rammelt. Her contribution to the Middle East Church Summer School as a global network provides an example of a network that is historically, religiously, and globally impressive. Extremely critical experiences of persecution and flight also reveal dynamics of identity formation in fragile contexts.
The following publications are relevant for the summer school:
2020: Rammelt, C., „Orientalisch sein“ in Deutschland. Orientalisch-orthodoxe Migrationsgemeinschaften in Deutschland – Ein- und Überblicke, in: Handbuch der Religionen 64, 1–44.
2019: Rammelt, C., Doing History. Fluchtgeschichten religiöser Minderheiten erfahren und erfassen, in: Dies. (Hg.), Pluralität und Koexistenz, Gewalt, Flucht und Vertreibung, Berlin/Münster, 199–206.
2015: Rammelt, C., „Miteinander leben lernen“ als Chance für eine friedliche Koexistenz der Religionen: das Beispiel der Schneller-Schulen in Jordanien und im Libanon, in: Stengel F./Ulrich J. (Hg.), Kirche und Krieg. Ambivalenzen in der Theologie, Leipzig, 261–270.
2013: Rammelt, C., „… damit so der Frieden der Kirche bewahrt und der Name Gottes gepriesen werden.“ Visitation als Instrument kirchlicher Reorganisation. Die Reise des Mar Aba, in: Burlacioiu, C./Hermann, A., Veränderte Landkarten. Auf dem Weg zu einer polyzentrischen Geschichte des Weltchristentums, Wiesbaden, 39–52.
Prof. Dr. Hanna Roose is Vice-Dean of the Faculty of Protestant Theology. She holds the Chair of Practical Theology / Religious Education Pedagogy. She regards religious education as an intradisciplinary and interdisciplinary science. It requires the dialogue with other theological disciplines as well as the dialogue with educational science, psychology, and sociology. Protestant religious education pedagogy benefits from the dialogue with Catholic, Jewish, and Islamic religious education pedagogy. Roose considers religious education pedagogy, moreover, an international science that requires the dialogue with inputs in languages other than German. Drawing comparisons between the organisation and structure of religious education processes in Germany and those in other countries is likely to raise an awareness of characteristics, strengths, and weaknesses of the respective models.
Dr. Maximilian Schell is a research associate at the Chair for Systematic Theology, Ethics and Fundamental Theology. He studied theology and psychology in Bochum. His dissertation, published in 2021, entitled "Paving the Way for Reconciliation - Public Theology in the Context of Societal Reconciliation Processes" explores the question of what impulses genuine theological concepts of reconciliation can emit in interdisciplinary discourse and what specific tasks can be assigned to church actors in reconciliation processes. His theological approach not only takes place against the background of the theologies of Dietrich Bonhoeffer and Karl Barth, but also in constant dialogue with social philosophy, social psychology, affect theory and (spatial) sociology. Wolf Prize of the German Society for Evangelical Theology He is currently researching questions of a theological anthropology in view of mental deviance and illnesses.
Since 2013 Prof. Dr. Annette Scheunpflug holds the chair for general education at the Otto Friedrich University of Bamberg. She was previously a professor of general education at the University of Bamberg. She has lectureships and guest professorships at numerous universities abroad (e.g. University of Education Maputo, Mozambique; Université Evangelique de Cameroun Baffoussam, Cameroon; University of Hiroshima, Japan; Protestant Institute of Arts and Social Sciences, Kigali and Butare, Rwanda; Université Libre des Pays des Grands Lacs, Goma, Democratic Republic Congo). In addition, Prof. Scheunpflug is a full member of the Bavarian Academy of Sciences, the German Research Foundation's Educational Science Board, the German UNESCO Commission's Education Committee and Spokeswoman for the doctoral college "Education as a landscape - on the relationship between formal and informal learning". The following are the main research areas of Prof. Scheunpflug very beneficial for the summer school: Quality of Education, Education and Religion, Global Citizenship Education.
Prof. Dr. Scheunpflug brings a wide range of expertise in the field of education and academic networks to the summer school. With the international continuing education master’s degree “Educational Quality in Developing Countries”, which is unique in Germany, she has not only set up an instrument for developing educational quality for experienced educators and employees in the international education sector, but also established an academic network. It enables graduates of the master’s program, who often do a doctorate or advance to managerial positions after completing their master’s degree, to engage in ongoing collegial exchange. Both the theoretical contribution by Prof. Scheunpflug and the continuous support of the summer school will greatly enrich the summer school.
The following publications by Prof. Scheunpflug are relevant for the summer school:
2020: Scheunpflug, A./Welser, S./Wiernik, A., Akteurgruppen in der Lehrerinnen- und Lehrerbildung, in: Cramer, C. (Hg. u.a.), Handbuch Lehrerinnen- und Lehrerbildung, Bad Heilbrunn, 290-295.
2019: Scheunpflug, A., Transformatives Globales Lernen – eine Grundlegung in didaktischer Absicht, in: Lang-Wojtasik, G. (Hg), Bildung für eine Welt in Transformation. Global Citizenship Education als Chance für die Weltgesellschaft. Opladen, 63–74.
2019: Scheunpflug, A./Affolderbach, M., Bildung im Kontext von Migration und Diversität, in: Klomann, V. u.a. (Hg.), Forschung im Kontext von Bildung und Migration. Kritische Reflexionen zu Methodik, Denklogiken und Machverhältnissen in Forschungsprozessen, Wiesbaden, 11–24.
2019: Scheunpflug, A./Rwambonera, F./Mutabazi, S., Schulische Friedensarbeit in Ruanda. Eine Partnerschaft mit dem Ökumenischen Kirchenrat in Ruanda, in: Kirchenamt der EKD im Auftrag des Präsidiums der Synode der Evangelischen Kirche in Deutschland (Hg.), Auf dem Weg zu einer Kirche der Gerechtigkeit und des Friedens. Ein friedenstheologisches Lesebuch, Leipzig, 369–375.
2018: Simojoki, H./Scheunpflug, A./Schreiner, M. (Hg.), Evangelische Schulen und religiöse Bildung in der Weltgesellschaft. Die Bamberger Barbara-Schadeberg-Vorlesungen. Münster. 2018: Meyer, M./Scheunpflug, A./Hellekamps, S., Allgemeinbildung in Zeiten der Globalisierung.
Editorial, in: Zeitschrift für Erziehungswissenschaft, 2, 211–215, DOI 10.1007/s11618-018-0822-2.
Prof. Dr. Eleonore Soei-Winkels has a doctorate in psychology and is a neuroscientist and alumna of the Ruhr University Bochum and the Research School (Neuroscience), systemic management coach and active professor for business psychology at the FOM University of Economics and Management. Within the RUB Research School, she offers seminars on the topics "Networking for your own career". During the summer school, it will be part of the “The Coffee Exchange Network” format, in which the Research School hosts international doctoral students invites you to exchange your research projects, report on the offers and experiences of the RUB Research School. Her expertise in business psychology and as a coach, especially in careers in the field of business, will broaden the horizon of the summer school for globalization and Deglobalization dynamics extend important aspects of the economy in times of crisis.
Since 2017 Prof. Dr. Dennis Solon Visiting professor at the Institute for Diaconal Studies and Diaconal Management (IDM) at the Kirchliche Hochschule Wuppertal/Bethel. Before that, after studying theology and earning his doctorate in Heidelberg, Solon worked under the supervision of Prof. em. dr dr h.c. multi. Gerd Theißen initially as coordinator of the International Center for Mission Studies in Asia and, from 2007, Assistant Professor of Biblical Studies at Silliman University in the Philippines. His research focuses on ethical and socio-political aspects of New Testament literature and its connection with early Christian diakonia.
In the summer school, Prof. Solon will discuss the importance of diakonia as an educational institution in global networks and thus shed light on another central aspect of religious networks.
Publications by Prof. Dennis Solon relevant to the summer school are (currently pending):
2017: Solon, D., The Mission of Advancing Peace Based on Justice by Upholding Human and People’s Rights in These Critical Times (Eine Bibelarbeit zu Römer 5:1), in: Human Rights Week Celebration Guide 2017, Manila, 16-20.
2016: Solon, D., God’s Life-giving character and the double dimension of sin in Paul’s Romans. A revisit of Romans 8:20 in the context of ecological crisis, in: Werner, D./Jeglitzka, E., Eco-theology, Climate Justice, and Food Security. Theological Education and Christian Leadership Development, Genf, 149-158.
2015: Solon, D., Rechtfertigung der Sünder und Solidarität mit den Opfern. Eine befreiungstheologische Auslegung des Römerbriefes, Berlin.
2014: Solon, D., Christian Education and the Double-commandment of Love (Mark 12:28-34), in: Church Workers Convocation 2014, Dumaguete, 12-17.
Scientific Associate Chair of General Pedagogy Otto Friedrich University of Bamberg
Angelika Veddeler has studied diaconal studies in Heidelberg and religious education and pedagogy in Hanover and gained expertise in the field of religious educational networks and educational work in Ghana (1984-1988) and Ethiopia (1993-1998) for several years won development cooperation. She has been a board member of the United since 1998 Evangelical Mission and head of the Germany department. She is the initiator of the international MA Diaconic Management, started in 2011, which is organized by the Kirchliche Hochschule Wuppertal/Bethel and the VEM is carried out together. Since 2015 she has been involved in setting up an international alumni program funded by the DAAD. She is also the leader and coordinator of the international adult education team at UEM. As such, their duties include the Networking of German, European and intercontinental institutions of church adult education as well as the coordination of a portfolio of about 100 educational offers annually. Since 2017, Veddeler has been the coordinator of the UEM’s “Global Learning in Ecumenical Perspective” program. Under this title, an international and participatory process was started in 2017 between the 39 member churches of the UEM and other cooperation partners such as the Ruhr University Bochum, in which education is innovatively designed and implemented as a "practice of globality". The concept focuses on organisation, planning, methodology and places of learning in educational programs and pays attention to the fact that these elements are all organized in a strictly participatory manner. The concept thus integrates basic ideas of global learning with basic ideas of inclusion. In the summer school, Angelika Veddeler not only learns about the UEM and its network structures in the field of educational work in particular. Her diverse expertise in international educational processes in religious and educational networks will also critically and further enrich the learning and network building process of the summer school itself.
Iris Vernekohl works in the International Office of the Ruhr University Bochum. the Economist is the internalization officer and expert of the Internalization strategy of the university.