Freedom of Religion and Tolerance

The Legacy of the Enlightenment and the Debate about Islam in Germany

Religionsfreiheit und Toleranz

Thursday, 2 December 2010 - 7:00pm

Panel Discussion

Lecture Hall of the library
Rosenheimer Straße 5
81667 Munich

0049-[0]89-480 06-62 20

6.- €

Lamya Kaddor, Scholar of Islamic Studies, Religious Education
Prof. Dr. Armin Nassehi, Ludwig Maximilians University, Munich
Moderation: Dr. Matthias Drobinski, Süddeutsche Zeitung, Munich

Critics of Islam, and critics of these critics, argue with powerful eloquence about the role of Islam in modern societies. What does this discussion tell us about German society? Why is a minority such a source of concern for the majority? Is Salomon Korn right when he asserts that Germans are too weak to accept «the foreign»? What do the basic principles of the Enlightenment – such as freedom of religion and tolerance – really mean, and what do these values imply regarding our relationship with Muslims?

Organiser: Munich Adult Education Centre [Münchner Volkshochschule]