Becoming a Jew, Becoming a Muslim
Dialogical lecture series Judaism and Islam in the Diaspora (with Video Recording)
The borders of religious communities are fluid, and they are reformulated constantly. One way to cross the frontier from outside to inside is conversion. Whereas Islam solicits new believers, Judaism takes a rather cautious attitude to conversion. What motivates people who convert to Judaism or Islam in Germany, and how do converts in Germany position themselves vis-à-vis people who were born Jewish or Muslim?
Tobias Jona Simon, a graduate of the Abraham Geiger Kolleg in Potsdam, is the rabbi of the Association of Jewish Communities in Lower Saxony.
Esra Özyürek holds the chair for Contemporary Turkish Studies at the European Institute, London School of Economics. Among her research interests is conversion to Islam in Germany.
Dialogical lecture Series in the Context of the Jewish-Islamic Forum of the W. Michael Blumenthal Academy.
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18 February 2016, 7 pm
The lectures are held in German and English, with simultaneous interpretation provided.