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Manuela Kalsky is Professor at Vrije Universiteit in Amsterdam (Edward Schillebeeckx Chair for Theology and Society); Director of the Theological Research Centre of the Dutch Dominicans (DSTS) and in charge of the multimedia project New We ( in the Netherlands. In spring 2016 she was a visiting professor at the Academy of World Religions (Hamburg University). As a well known scholar, she is also regularly involved in the public debate in the Netherlands on the role of religion(s) in a multicultural and multireligious society and has published numerous articles on related themes.

Prof. Kalsky’s research in recent years has focused primarily on religion in a pluralist society. At present, she is in charge of the NWO-funded research project ‘Multiple religious belonging: hermeneutical and empirical explorations of hybrid religiosity’ at VU University. She has also recently concluded a research project on the same subject at the DSTS, aimed at a wider audience interested in the impact of religion on society. At the DSTS, a new research programme started in autumn 2017: 'Theology of the good life for all. Contributions from dominican and transreligious perspectives'. 

Manuela Kalsky initiated the multimedia project New We with the aim of strengthening social cohesion by the innate capacity in society to live together with people from different cultures and religions.

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Ancillary activities

  • Project 'Religions in Dialogue', Universiteit Hamburg | Hamburg | Adviseur | 2014-03-02 - present
  • Dominicaans Studiecentrum voor Theologie en Samenleving | Amsterdam | Director of | 2016-01-01 - present
  • Dominicaans Studiecentrum voor Theologie en Samenleving | Amsterdam | Director of | 2016-01-01 - present
  • Konferentie Nederlandse Religieuzen | 's Hertogenbosch | Member Consultative Committee Institutes | 2016-01-01 - present
  • PThU | Groningen | Member Board of Trustees Chair Kerk en Wereld | 2016-01-01 - present
  • Tijdschrift voor Theologie | Nijmegen | Member editorial council | 2016-01-01 - present
  • Vereniging Theologie en Maatschappij | Utrecht | Member editorial council 'Ophef' journal | 2016-01-01 - present

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Research Output 2012 2019

‘Flexibele Gläubige und ihre rhizomatischen Identitäten’

Kalsky, M., 2019, In : Wort und Antwort. 60, 2, p. 65-70 6 p.

Research output: Contribution to JournalArticleAcademic

[Manuela Kalsky over] nieuwe religiositeit

Kalsky, M., 2018, Waartoe is Nederland op aarde?. van den Brink, G. (ed.). Boom uitgevers, p. 173-178 6 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book / Report / Conference proceedingChapterProfessional

Connect the differences! Innovative tools and methodologies for practising diversity

Kalsky, M., 2 Feb 2018, (Unpublished).

Research output: Contribution to ConferencePaperAcademic

De Gulden Regel

Kalsky, M., 18 Jul 2018, In : Tertio (ISSN 1375-6796). 2018, 962-963, p. 5-5 1 p.

Research output: Contribution to JournalArticlePopular

Activities 2012 2018

What if God were one of us? Über die Theologizität der religiösen Bildung

Manuela Kalsky (Participant)
8 Jun 2018

Activity: Participating in or organising an eventConferenceAcademic

Keynote lecture

Manuela Kalsky (Invited speaker)
16 May 2018

Activity: Lecture / PresentationProfessional

Flexibel geloven in complexe tijden

Manuela Kalsky (Invited speaker)
7 Feb 2018

Activity: Lecture / PresentationAcademic

Flexibel geloven, Multireligieuze identiteit in Nederland

Manuela Kalsky (Speaker)
22 Feb 2017

Activity: Lecture / PresentationPopular

Inleiding bij expertmeeting polarisatie

Manuela Kalsky (Speaker)
12 Oct 2017

Activity: Lecture / PresentationProfessional


Theoloog van het Jaar

Manuela Kalsky (Recipient), 21 Jun 2014


Theoloog van het Jaar

Manuela Kalsky (Recipient), 2011


Press / Media

Wordt het eigen aardbei eerst?

Manuela Kalsky


1 media contribution

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Nadenken over erfenis Maarten Luther

Manuela Kalsky


1 media contribution

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Dé islam bestaat net zo min als hét christendom

Manuela Kalsky


1 media contribution

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Wennen aan geweld? Dat nooit

Manuela Kalsky


1 media contribution

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