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Power and Piety: Religion, Politics and the University

German Israeli Foundation for Scientific Research, Embassy of Israel, berlin, Berlin-Brandenburgische Akademie der Wissenschaften | Nili Cohen, Menahem Ben Sasson, Gudrun Krämer, Christoph Markschies

Must religion be anti-democratic?”

The world’s current political environment, especially autocratic trends surfacing over Europe and trying to infiltrate Israel, raise the question about the mutual historical and essential contacts between Power and Piety: Religion, Politics.

In this context comes to the fore the responsibility universities have in explaining the background, stressing the understanding of the phenomena and suggesting ways of confronting the new challenges.

An expert panel comprised of four renowned scientists: Prof. Nili Cohen, Prof. Menahem Ben Sasson, Prof. Christoph Markschies and Prof. Gudrun Kraemer, will refer to the wrong thought that religion must be anti-democratic and point to the democratic principles that must build the basis for any scientific development.. Each of the panelists will contribute their personal expertise and experience as to how to cope with the current crises.


This is an in-person event. If you would like to attend, please register here. Participation is free of charge.

The entrance for the public is at Markgrafenstraße 38. The entrance is barrier free.

About the Venue
Berlin-Brandenburgische Akademie der Wissenschaften
Jägerstraße 22-23
Berlin, 10117 Germany

Nili Cohen

Tel Aviv University

Menahem Ben Sasson

The Hebrew University of Jerusalem

Gudrun Krämer

Freie Universität Berlin

Christoph Markschies

Berlin-Brandenburgische Akademie der Wissenschaften

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