Wednesday, October 17, 2018

What christianity can learn from Islam

Berlin, 15.10.2018
Press Invitation

Panel discussion with theologian Ralf K. Wüstenberg and Imam Osman Örs

More than half of Germans feel threatened by Islam, according to a survey conducted by the Bertelsmann Stiftung in 2015. „Islam is being highly instrumentalized,“ says theologian Ralf K. Wüstenberg from the European University in Flensburg, who also taught for two years at Muslim College in Cambridge. „But Islamist terror 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 proposes to approach Islam with curiosity and empathy.

In a conversation with Osman Örs, Imam of the House of One, who will also give an insight in Muslim live in Germany, 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?                 Pavillion of the House of One Petriplatz, Berlin-Mitte

When?                  Thursday, October 18, 2018 at 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“ (Gütersloher Verlagshaus) was published in 2016.  

If you are interested, please register under the following mail press@house-of-one.org or the telephone number  030 24 75 95 53.

Interviews on the evening of the lecture can be organized in advance. This as well as any further information or assistance can also be obtained through the contacts mentiond above or found at  www.house-of-one.org .

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