This dialogical lecture series, which was held from October 2016 to July 2017 within the framework of our Jewish-Islamic Forum, picked up on ethically sensitive issues from different areas of life.
We considered social ethics and its concept of fair social order, the business ethics of capitalism, bioethical challenges at the boundaries of life, military ethics, sexual ethics, and environmental ethics.
These issues were illuminated from Jewish and Islamic perspectives – two researchers were invited to each lecture to present their respective positions and enter into dialog.
Information and Program (in German only)
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Lecture Series 2016/17: Ethical Questions in Judaism and Islam (with video recordings) (6)
Ethical Questions in Judaism and Islam (with video recordings)
The lecture series explored contentious ethical issues from diverse aspects of life and shed light on them from Jewish and Islamic perspectives. Two guest scholars gave each lecture, presented their tradition’s position, and engaged in a mutual dialogue.
Man as Lord or Guardian of Creation?
With Hava Tirosh-Samuelson (Arizona State University in Tempe) and Nawal Ammar (Rowan University in New Jersey), in German and English
13 Jul 2017
Sexual Ethics: Sexuality, Lust, Eroticism, and God
With David Biale (Eros and the Jews) and Kecia Ali (Sexual Ethics and Islam), in German and English
16 May 2017 (with video recording)
Military Ethics: The (Religious) Laws Silent Beneath the Weapons?
With Michael Broyde (Emory University) and Asma Afsaruddin (Indiana University), in German and English
6 Apr 2017 (with video recording)
The Boundaries of Life - Bioethical Challenges
With Laurie Zoloth (Weinberg College, Northwestern University) and İlhan İlkılıç (University of Istanbul), in German and English
23 Feb 2017 (with video recording)
Business Ethics – Is Capitalism Kosher/Halal?
With Nathan Lee Kaplan (author) and Idris Nassery (University of Paderborn), in German
8 Dec 2016 (with video recording)
Social Ethics – On Fair Social Order
With Ingrid Mattson (Western University, Canada) and Micha Brumlik (Berlin-Brandenburg Center of Jewish Studies), in German and English
26 Oct 2016 (with video recording)