Islam in the Liberal and Secular Constitutional State | 6/30/13 | Karlsruhe

    Open Religious Policy Forum’s chairman Sven Speer is discussing at the gathering of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community, known as Jalsa Salana, in Karlsruhe, Germany. With more than 30.000 visitors it is the largest Muslim event in Europe.

    The panel discussion is hosted by the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community of Political Scientists and Legal Scholars (AMVPJ). The title of the discussion reads ‘Islam in the liberal and secular constitutional state’. Besides Speer are discussing on the panel: Prof. Dr. Gerhard Robbers (University of Trier), Abdullah Wagishauser (President Ahmadiyya Muslim Jamaat Germany) and Fazal Ahmad (Lawyer and commissioner Ahmadiyya Muslim Jamaat Hamburg).

    Dr. Sven Speer is Founding President of the Open Religious Policy Forum (FOR) since 2011. As staff and with presentations and expert report he advises governments, members of parliament, religious congregations, and NGOs on the relation between state and religion - e.g. in Berlin, Jerusalem, Beirut, Cairo, Washington, D.C., Houston, and Salt Lake City. Speer has studied political science and history and has investigated government regulation on religion at the Cluster of Excellence 'Religion and Politics', the German Marshall Fund of the United States, and the Institute for Migration Research and Intercultural Studies.