The Global Network for Excellence in Theology (G_NET) in Bonn is a project being developed by Dr. Matthew Ryan Robinson supporting co-operations among scholars working on topics in Intercultural Theology, Ecumenism, and Religious Studies.

The need to analyze the influence of religion on social response-abilities in negotiating transcultural pressures calls for innovative co-operations between scholars of religion and theology in Europe and in countries in the majority world and "Global South". 

Research on religion throughout the majority world remains underrepresented in European research on religion and theology. This is due in part to differing institutional locations of religion in scientific and civil society contexts between Europe and regions of the Global South. The recognition of the RFW University Bonn as an Excellence University has provided new opportunities for addressing these research needs and institutional challenges with innovative transdisciplinary and transcultural approaches. G_NET in Bonn seeks to coordinate international partnerships around three distinct "Action Areas" and the "Problem Fields" identified at their points of overlap. 

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Transfer in Research on Religion 

G_NET aims to cultivate transdisciplinary and transcultural approaches to the intersections of religion, science, and society as key for advancement of the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDG): #4 Quality Education, #10 Reduced Inequalities, and #16 Peace, Justice, and Strong Institutions.

Exegeting the Spirit of the Digital
Rabinstraße 8
11:30 - 12:30
This opening lecture will provide an overview of what religion looks like in the 21st Century through the lens of digital religion. The concept speaks to how ...
What does Theology do, actually? 3
University of Bonn – ...
The Church History Department, the Department of Intercultural Theology, and the Master's Program in Ecumenical Studies celebrate the 15 Year Anniversary of ...
Intercultural Theology and Ecumenical Studies Colloquium
Online via Zoom: ...
03:00 - 04:30
Lecture by Dr. Hans Gustafson and Dominique Stewart, Theology, College of Arts and Sciences, University of St. Thomas, on "Interreligious Studies and Early ...
Intercultural Theology and Ecumenical Studies Colloquium
Online via Zoom: ...
03:00 - 04:30
Lecture by Dr. Sybille Fritsch-Oppermann, Intercultural Hermeneutics, Technical University Clausthal, on "Beauty of Diversity – Constructing Intercultural ...


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