REMID — the “Religious Studies Media and Information Service” in Germany

General Information

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.
Dona­tion form

Active par­tic­i­pa­tion
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

Reg­is­tered in 35037 Mar­burg, Ger­many