Religionswissenschaftlicher Medien- und Informationsdienst e. V.
REMID — the “Religious Studies Media and Information Service” in Germany
Religions in Germany
Religion in Germany is visible and takes many shapes: the Roman Catholic Church, the Evangelical Church in Germany, Muslims, Jews, Hindus, Buddhists, a large number of other religions, other Christian churches and groups, and New Religious Movements, as well as people who are not members of any religion.
This complex religious landscape calls for orientation. Orientation starts with information.
Statistics “Religions in Germany” (German language only)
Religious Studies / the study of religion(s)
Research in the religious landscape is carried out independently from any prerequisites of religious affiliation. It is an approach which takes people practising religions seriously without adopting their own statements about themselves. It means competence in the field of religions, religious movements and spirituality.
About the study of religion(s) (German language only)
REMID serves as a way to make information obtained in the field of religious studies available to the public. Thus the association pursues its objective to reduce prejudices and to further mutual understanding. REMID is committed to a peaceful development of a pluralistic society founded upon respect and tolerance. To pursue these goals, REMID has at its disposal a network of scholars, a documentation centre and archives. REMID is not affiliated with any religion or institution, thus maintaining the highest possible degree of independence. On this basis REMID is able to offer its resources to the public.
REMID provides experts on specific topics for lectures, seminars, workshops and for contributions to newspapers or periodicals.
Projects and conferences
REMID takes up new projects relying on the network of experts, be they initiated by outside sources or by the association itself. Conferences are held on subjects of present-day and public interest.
Last but not least REMID promotes contacts among scholars and people interested in religions by way of newsletters and the members’ benefiting from the network of experts.
REMID cooperates with institutions with similar objectives, as for example with INFOREL in Basel, Switzerland; CESNUR in Torino, Italy and INFORM in London, Great Britain. The academic advisory committee aids REMID to keep in touch with the academic study of religions.
REMID is a non-profit organization. Any persons or institutions who share the objectives of REMID can join. Members get a discount when benefiting from the services. A general assembly is held every year. An executive committee is elected by the general assembly every two years.
Would you like to support REMID and our voluntary work?
We are grateful for every donation that helps us to continue to offer our information, offers and projects free of charge to everyone.
Members are, of course, encouraged to participate actively.
The REMID office uses an extensive questionary to cover the members’ experiences, fields of study and competences in order to pass on requests.
Please write to us, if you
… wish to become a member
… wish to receive further information about REMID
… have any questions or comments
REMID e. V.
Registered in 35037 Marburg, Germany