According to some functionalistic theories, religion is a social construct. The Christian church was established in the first centuries after Jesus cruxification through defining what is Christian and what is not; respectively who is Christian and who is not. This distinctions as well as religious and social borders shift and developed throughout history (east/west church; reformation; denominations). After all the church cannot exist without society and a Christian society cannot exist without an organised construction – the church, to live, work, establish and spread. In our workshop we would like to discuss different ways the Christian churches deal with the society in which they exist throughout history and vice versa. There is also the question if we can compare this methods to other religions.

Workshop-leaders: Ilona Kristóf (ISHA Eger- Alumni), Nicole Hanisch (ISHA Berlin)