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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 (www.nieuwwij.nl) 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
  • Dominicaans Studiecentrum voor Theologie en Samenleving | Amsterdam | Director of Nieuwwij.nl | 2016-01-01
  • Dominicaans Studiecentrum voor Theologie en Samenleving | Amsterdam | Director of Nieuwwij.nl | 2016-01-01
  • Konferentie Nederlandse Religieuzen | 's Hertogenbosch | Member Consultative Committee Institutes | 2016-01-01
  • PThU | Groningen | Member Board of Trustees Chair Kerk en Wereld | 2016-01-01
  • Tijdschrift voor Theologie | Nijmegen | Member editorial council | 2016-01-01
  • Vereniging Theologie en Maatschappij | Utrecht | Member editorial council 'Ophef' journal | 2016-01-01

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Research Output 2012 2018

Nieuwe religiositeit

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

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

Aspecten van belonging in Multiple Religious Belonging

Berghuijs, J., Kalsky, M., van der Braak, A. F. M. & Oostveen, D. F. 30 Aug 2017 In : Psyche en Geloof. 28, 2, p. 79-99

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

De prijs van vrede: Geweldloosheid in een gewelddadige wereld?

Kalsky, M. (ed.) & Murre-van den Berg, H. (ed.) 2017 Berne Media. 160 p.

Research output: Book/ReportBook editing

De rol van godsbeelden in de levensverhalen van vrouwen met een incestervaring

Balk-van Rossum, A. W. 2017 615 p.

Research output: ThesisPhD Thesis - Research VU, graduation VU

Open Access

Ein neues Wir und die Kirchen

Kalsky, M. 2017 ... am Ende ganz allein?: Gemeinschaftsbildung in post-traditionalen Zeiten. Dienberg, T. (ed.). Aschendorff Verlag, p. 89-102

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter