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Social Ethics – On Fair Social Order

Ethical Questions in Judaism and Islam (video recording available)

In Judaism and Islam, inviting the faithful to pursue justice is central. It is intended, however, not only as an individual virtue, but also as a fundament that should shape the life of society. Ingrid Mattson, professor of Islamic Studies, Huron College of Western University in Canada, and Micha Brumlik, senior advisor at the Berlin-Brandenburg Center of Jewish Studies, will discuss how Judaism and Islam conceive a just society and which conditions and standards they must observe to live up to this ideal. The discussion focuses on concrete social systems that should come closest to this ideal.
Moderated by Dr. Alina Gromova

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

Recording of the dialogue-based lecture series Social Ethics – On Fair Social Order on 26 October 2016 (in German and English); Jewish Museum Berlin

Micha Brumlik

Micha Brumlik is retired professor of education at Goethe University, Frankfurt/Main, and senior advisor at the Berlin-Brandenburg Center of Jewish Studies.

Ingrid Mattson

Ingrid Mattson is professor of Islamic studies, Huron College of Western University in Canada. She was president of the Islamic Society of North America among other offices and her research foci are Islamic ethics and the Koran.

Logo reading »Ethische Fragen in Judentum & Islam« (Ethical Questions in Judaism and Islam)

Dialogical Lecture Series in the Context of the Jewish-Islamic Forum; Jewish Museum Berlin

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Dialogical Lecture Series "Ethical Questions in Judaism and Islam"

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  • When 26 October 2016, 7 pm
  • Where W. M. Blumenthal Academy,
    Klaus Mangold Auditorium

    Fromet-und-Moses-Mendelssohn-Platz 1, 10969 Berlin
    (Opposite the Museum)

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Lecture Series: 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?

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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

Lecture Series
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

Lecture Series
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​

Lecture Series
23 Feb 2017 (with video recording)

2 Porträts

Business Ethics – Is Capitalism Kosher/Halal?

With Nathan Lee Kaplan (author) and Idris Nassery (University of Paderborn), in German

Lecture Series
8 Dec 2016 (with video recording​)

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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

Lecture Series
26 Oct 2016 (with video recording)