Chairman of the Peace Education Standing Commission (PESC) of Religions for Peace/RfP International
Areas of research: World Religions in Education, Education for Religious and Cultural Encounter, Peace Education and Religions.
Biography. Lähnemann studied Protestant theology at Bethel and completed his 1st and 2nd theological exams in 1965-1969. In 1968, he received his doctorate from the University of Münster. From 1973 to 1980, he taught at the University of Lüneburg, during his stay there in 1977, received a theological / religious education in Bern. In 1981, he became Dean of the Department of Religious (Protestant) Education at the University of Erlangen-Nuremberg, which he held until his retirement in 2007. Lähnemann‘s researches focus on interfaith education. Among other things, he has created the Interdisciplinary Center for Islamic Religious Studies.
Lähnemann is the Chairman of the Peace Education Standing Commission (PESC) of Religions for Peace/RfP International, Member of the Executive Committee of WCRP Germany, Vice Chair of the Round Table of Religions in Germany, Advisor in Questions of Interreligious Dialogue and Interreligious Education on national and international level (Protestant Churches in Germany, Ministries of Education, RfP International, UNESCO).
- Human Rights and Religion in in Educational Contexts (with M. Pirner and H. Bielefeldt). Springer International Publishing 1916
- Public Theology, Religious Diversity and Interreligious Learning (with M. Pirner a.o.) Routledge/New York 2018;
- Media Power and Religions. The Challenge facing Intercultural Dialogue and Learning