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Islamic Education in Europe: An Opportunity for Equal Rights or a Way to Control Islam?
Stockholm University, Faculty of Humanities, Department of Humanities and Social Sciences Education.ORCID iD: 0000-0002-9865-1869
2018 (English)In: Public Theology, Religious Diversity, and Interreligious Learning / [ed] Manfred L. Pirner, Johannes Lähnemann, Werner Haussmann, and Susanne Schwarz, New York: Taylor & Francis, 2018, p. 158-170Chapter in book (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

Islamic religious education (IRE) in Europe has become a subject of intense debate. People worry their states are doing too little or too much to shape the spiritual beliefs of private citizens. State response to the concern ranges from sponsoring Islamic education in public schools to forgoing it entirely. The policies vary according to national political culture. On one hand, the emergence of publicly funded Muslim schools and IRE in Europe can be seen as to provide equal educational opportunities to Muslims and other religious minorities through partnerships with the state. On the other hand, public funding can also be conceived as a means to “domesticate” Islam by bringing it within the European framework. In other words, offering publicly funded Islamic religious education can be viewed as an attempt to control Muslims. In this paper I explore these questions by discussing them in relation to state-church relations in different European countries. I also use the comparison theoretically to argue that the study of publicly funded minority education, such as Islamic education, can be understood as a litmus test for the relation between various Western democracies and their minority populations but also in relation to the concept of public theology. 

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New York: Taylor & Francis, 2018. p. 158-170
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Routledge Research in Religion and Education
Keywords [en]
Islamic education, religious education, minority, Islam
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Religious Studies Didactics
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Subject Learning and Teaching
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URN: urn:nbn:se:su:diva-160007ISBN: 978-1-138-58392-4 (print)ISBN: 978-0-429-50639-0 (electronic)OAI: oai:DiVA.org:su-160007DiVA, id: diva2:1248152
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Swedish Research CouncilAvailable from: 2018-09-14 Created: 2018-09-14 Last updated: 2018-09-14Bibliographically approved

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