What Christianity can learn from Islam
A plea for a rapprochement in a time of speechlessness. Panel Discussion with the Theologian Ralf K. Wüstenberg and Imam Osman Örs
More than half of Germans feel threatened by Islam, according to a survey by the Bertelsmann Stiftung in 2015. "Islam is being instrumentalized to a great extent," says the theologian Ralf K. Wüstenberg, who taught at Cambridge's Muslim College for two years. "Islamist terror, however, has nothing to do with Islam". The society should concern itself with the contents of this religion in order to be able to look behind the facade. Wüstenberg suggests approaching Islam with curiosity and empathy.
In a conversation with Osman Örs, Imam of the House of One, Wüstenberg wants to broaden the view to the youngest of the Abrahamitic religions. The discussion will be moderated by Esther Hirsch, Jewish cantor of the House of One.
Where? Pavilion of the House of One on Petriplatz, Berlin-Mitte
When? Thursday, 18. October 2018, 7 p.m.
Ralf Karolus Wüstenberg, born 1965, is Professor of Protestant Theology at the European University of Flensburg. His book "Islam ist Hingabe - Eine Entdeckungsreise in das Innere einer Religion" was published in 2016 (Gütersloher Verlagshaus).
Meditation brings us into silence and helps us perceive the divine. Beginners and experienced meditators are welcome. After a brief opening, we will meditate twice for a total of twenty minutes. Afterwards, there will be the opportunity for discussion.
All interested are very welcome!
Place: Chapel of the St. Marien Church
The meditation takes place every other Friday at 18:30. As of now, the planned times are August 2nd, August 18th, August 30th, September 13th, and September 27th.