Man as Lord or Guardian of Creation?

Reading with Discussion (video recording available, in English and German)

The lecture series Ethical Questions in Judaism and Islam addresses ethically sensitive questions from different areas of life and illuminates them from a Jewish and Islamic perspective. Hava Tirosh-Samuelson, Director of Jewish Studies at Arizona State University in Tempe, and Nawal Ammar, Dean of the Humanities & Social Sciences College at Rowan University in New Jersey have been invited to attend.

recording available

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Where

W. M. Blumenthal Academy,
Klaus Mangold Auditorium
Fromet-und-Moses-Mendelssohn-Platz 1, 10969 Berlin
(Opposite the Museum)

Video recording of the reading with discussion Man as Lord or Guardian of Creation? with Nawal Ammar and Hava Tirosh-Samuelson on 13 July 2017, in German and English; Jewish Museum Berlin 2017

Man as Lord or Guardian of Creation?

For a long time, the Abrahamic tradition was blamed for bringing about the ecological crisis due to the call of God to take control of the earth. But can the exploitation of nature really be blamed on the religions? Which stances can be deduced from Jewish and Muslim ethics on the legitimacy of interfering with nature, for example on the cultivation of genetically modified organisms or climate engineering?

Hava Tirosh-Samuelson

Hava Tirosh-Samuelson is Professor of Modern Judaism and Director of Jewish Studies at Arizona State University in Tempe. She published “Judaism and Ecology: Created World and Revealed World.”

Nawal Ammar

Nawal Ammar is Professor of Law and Justice and Dean of the Humanities & Social Sciences College at Rowan University, New Jersey. Her research interests include ecology and ecofeminism.

The event will be chaired by Dr. Martin Mahmud Kellner, Institute of Islamic Theology, University of Osnabrück. 
 

Nawal Ammar and Hava Tirosh-Samuelson

The discussants will be Nawal Ammar and Hava Tirosh-Samuelson; Photos: private; ASU.

Information and Program (in German only)

Dialogical Lecture Series Ethical Questions in Judaism and Islam

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In cooperation with the Allianz Kulturstiftung

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Where, when, what?

  • When13 Jul 2017
  • Where W. M. Blumenthal Academy,
    Klaus Mangold Auditorium
    Fromet-und-Moses-Mendelssohn-Platz 1, 10969 Berlin (Opposite the Museum)
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