Spaces of Dignity—Spaces of Plurality: Cultural and Religious Dynamics in Contemporary Societies
German House | 871 United Nations Plaza | New York, NY 10017
The Consulate General of the Federal Republic of Germany, the University Alliance Ruhr, and Columbia University cordially invite to the Panel Discussion. It will offer transatlantic perspectives on religious community formation in and interaction with urban space and built environments.
Cultural and religious plurality poses new challenges for dignity as a central value of modern societies. How can we create conditions that guarantee diginfied lives for all participants in pluralistic societies? Which role could and should civil, public, and religious actors and organizations play, including urban designers, ethicists, religious studies scholars and theologians? This event will offer transatlantic perspectives on religious community formation in and interaction with urban space and built environments. Speakers will address immigration and community building as well as spatial politics and its impact on the well-being of religious and non-religious communities.
Henry Goldschmidt, Director of Programs, Interfaith Center of New York
Lisa Grant, Professor, Jewish Education, Hebrew Union College
Miriam Groß, Pastor, St. Paul’s German Evangelical Lutheran Church, New York
Martin Radermacher, Professor, Religious Studies, Center for Religious Studies (CERES), Ruhr University Bochum
Moderated by Courtney Bender, Professor, Department of Religion, Columbia University