Thinking Anew About ... – Survival Strategies for Humankind


The global challenges we are currently presented with have arisen as side-effects of originally quite different developments. To address these challenges, it is no longer enough to coordinate familiar strategies or to find compromises between opposing positions. Rather, we need perspectives that, because of their strangeness or difference, are suitable for rethinking the familiar.

When? Thursdays at 6:30pm
Where? Various locations
Language German
Admission Free of charge
Registration Not required
Information Prof. Axel Siegemund
Institute of Catholic Theology

Thursday, December 7, 2023, 6:30pm

Thinking Anew About the Relationship Between Humans and Animals 

Donnerstag | 07. Dezember 2023 | 18.30 Uhr | Dautzenberg-Room | Theaterplatz 14 (EG)
Markus Bürger, Theological Zoology, Münster; Simone Paganini, Institute of Catholic Theology, RWTH Aachen University

Many people believe that animals have a soul. But what does tradition say about our treatment of animals and what can be learned from this for the survival of the creature in the 21st century?


Thursday, January 25, 2024, 6:30pm

Thinking Anew About the Middle East

Donnerstag | January 25, 2023 | 6.30pm | Dautzenberg Room | Theaterplatz 14 (Ground Floor)
Michael Blume, religious scholar and Commissioner for Anti-Semitism, State Ministry of Baden-Württemberg, Stuttgart

Israel is the most endangered democracy in the world. Can we draw conclusions for the survival strategies of humankind from the existence of this state, its industrial development, its management of scarce resources such as water, and its neighborly relations?