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New Alliances – Making Jewish-Muslim Dialog Work
Discussion as Part of the Jewish Future Congress
Questions regarding Antisemitism and anti-Muslim racism in German and European societies form the focus of the discussion.
Are new alliances emerging between religious and ethnic minorities in times of a noticable political and publicly articulated rightward shift? Are Muslims and Jews natural allies and if so, to what extent? What connects and what separates them when forming new alliances?
Ebru Taşdemir (New German Media Makers)
Jo Frank is the Director of the Ernst Ludwig Ehrlich Studienwerk (an institution of the Jewish community that provides merit-based scholarships for students), the founder of the international program "Dialogue/Perspectives: Discussing Religions and Worldviews", a writer, translator, publisher, and artistic director of the Zeitkunst festival.
Prof. Frederek Musall
Prof. Frederek Musall teaches philosophy and religious history at the Center for Jewish Studies Heidelberg. He is currently investigating the diverse processes of religious pluralization and differentiation in modern-day Judaism. He strives to explore Jewish narratives that are less frequently in focus, such as the self-definitions of Middle Eastern and North African Jews in various historical and geographical contexts.
Saba-Nur Cheema, a Diplom graduate in political science, is the Director of Educational Programming and Projects of the Anne Frank Educational Center in Hesse, a lecturer at Frankfurt University of Applied Sciences, and a consultant in radicalization prevention. She develops programs for responding to right-wing ideologies, discrimination, racism, antisemitism, and Islamophobia, especially in schools.
Hakan Tosuner is a political scientist and the director of Avicenna Studienwerk, the first scholarship provider for Muslims in Germany. He was previously at the Fulbright Commission, where his responsibilities included the Diversity Program. He is also a participating researcher in the project "The semantics of tolerance and (anti-)racism in Europe" at European University Viadrina in Frankfurt an der Oder. He is a religious diversity trainer and had been active in Muslim youth work nationally and across Europe for many years.
Part of the Leo Baeck Foundation’s Jewish Future Congress