Religion and Identity

KAS/IIA Symposium

Symposium on "Religion and Identity" held by KAS Jerusalem and Israel Interfaith Association in the Djanogly Hall of the Konrad Adenauer Conference Center, Mishkenot Sha'ananim, Jerusalem.


19:00h: Assembly and small reception

19:30h: Welcome: Dr. Lars Hänsel, Director of the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung Jerusalem

Introduction: Father Dr. David Neuhaus SJ, Secretary General of the

Hebrew speaking Catholic community in Israel and lecturer on: “Religion and Nationality in One's Identity”

Panel on the case study of Brother Daniel Rufeisen,

a Christian with Jewish Nationality


Prof. Sergio Yitzhak Minerbi, Former Israeli Ambassador to the Ivory Coast, Belgium, Luxemburg and the European Communities.

Arie Rufeisen, Brother Daniel Rufeisen’s brother

Elisheva Hemker, Member of the Hebrew speaking Catholic community

Moderator: Dr. Michael Krupp, The Israel Interfaith Association

Simultaneous translation English – Hebrew

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Djanogly Hall, KACC, Jerusalem


Dr. Lars Hänsel


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