Mohammed caricature from the 16th century

Ausstellungsplakat, Lieux saints partagés (Detail), © Manoël Pénicaud / Le Pictorium

Blasphemy at Petriplatz - a medieval Mohammed caricature and its way to the House of One. In the event series "What unites us, what divides us", the House of One invites you to a conversation about criticism of religion and fear of God.

 

 

House-of-One-Pavillon
Petriplatz
10178 Berlin
Germany

When the Ottoman armed forces besieged Vienna in 1529, Central Europe was frozen in fear and terror. The Turks were the "dangerous enemies" for the people of that time. These foreigners had to be fought with all their might. Fighting was not only with the sword, but also with words. The example of the Latin teacher Heinrich Knaust, who was rector of the Latin School on Petriplatz in Berlin in the 16th century, illustrates this very clearly. Knaust wrote one of the first German-language Mohamed biographies in which he drew a literary caricature of the Prophet.

The harsh utterances of the pedagogue Knaust sometimes seem surprisingly topical. Polemical, stereotypical or even blasphemous depictions of Mohammed in recent years have a similar sharpness - even beyond the infamous Mohammed cartoons of Danish draughtsmen.

We would like to invite you to a lecture followed by a discussion on criticism of religion and fear of God. What is criticism, what is abuses? Does God insult himself or does he need our defence?


The theologians Roland Stolte and Paul-Bernhard Elwert as well as Imam Osman Örs will discuss.
The evening will be moderated by the Jewish cantor Esther Hirsch.

 

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Friday, May 24, 2019 -
5:00pm to 6:00pm

Die Geschichte der Petri-Kirche

Von der christlichen Kirche zum Drei-Religionen-Haus: Die Archäologin Claudia Melisch präsentiert die derzeit noch freiliegenden Fundamente der zu DDR-Zeiten abgerissenen Petri-Kirche in Berlin Mitte.

Ausgrabung am Petriplatz
Wednesday, May 22, 2019 - 7:00pm

House of One lädt invites Juna Grossmann and Safiyye Aydin

Digital world and religion, social media and faith, secular technology and divine spirituality.
Apparent contrasts or additions? Trend or future? Where is the House of One in this conflict and what is its task? What are current dangers, challenges and possibilities? 
We are pleased to be able to engage in a panel discussion with important Jewish, Christian and Muslim representatives of the digital faith. We want to discuss these questions, which are also important for the House of One, with you:

Kleiner Säulensaal in der ZLB
Tuesday, May 21, 2019 -
5:00pm to 5:30pm

Common prayer for peace "70 Years of Basic Law"

70 years Basic Law, Art.4 - Freedom of religion: Jews, Christians, Muslims and Buddhists invite to common peace devotion and commemoration of victims of terror
Article 4 of the Basic Law says:
"The freedom of faith, conscience and the freedom of religious and ideological confession are inviolable. The undisturbed practice of religion is guaranteed".