Discussion

About the Situation of Christians in the Holy Land

Political Engagement, Economic Perspectives and Migration Trends

Lecture by Dr. Mitri Raheb, Lutheran Pastor and founder of the Dar al-Kalima University College of Arts and Culture in Bethlehem. The lecture will be concluded with an open discussion.

Details

Religion is until today an important aspect of the Middle East's social fabric. All too often, the religious and cofessional diversity of the region is being instrumentalized for political gains while disregarding growing societal cleavages as a consequence of these policies. How does the Christian minority maneuvering in such an environment? How does it engage politically, which political perspectives are given and what migration ternds can be observed? These topics will be discussed by and with Dr. Mitri Raheb, lutheran pastor from Bethlehm and one of the most renowned Palestinian theologist who engages since decades for dialogue and exchange. Further speakers are Marc frings, director of the KAS office Palestinian Territories and Dr. Otmar Oehring, coordinator for international religious dialogue of the Konrad-Adenauer-Foundation.

Program

18:00 Introduction

Thomas Birringer, Team Leader Middle East and North Africa , Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung e.V.

18:10 Current political situation in the Palestinian Territories

Marc Frings, Director of the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung e.V. office in the Palestinian Territories, Ramallah

18.20 About the Situation of Christians in the Holy Land: Political Engagement, Economic Perspectives and Migration Trends

Dr. Mitri Raheb, lutheran pastor, founder and director of the Dar al-Kalima University College of Arts and Culture, Bethlehem

18:40 Commentary

Dr. Otmar Oehring, coordinator for international religious dialogue, Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung e.V.

18:45 Discussion

  

19:30 Reception

  

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Venue

Akademie der Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung e.V.
Tiergartenstr. 35,
10785 Berlin
Deutschland
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Contact

Marc Frings