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The Concept of Tolerance and the Concept of Peace in Judaism, Christianity and Islam

The Workshops “The Concept of Tolerance and the Concept of Peace in Judaism, Christianity and Islam” (December 12th-15th) were organized by the Chair of Oriental Philology and Islamic Studies of the Friedrich Alexander University Erlangen Nuremberg and the Sheikh Nahyan Center of Arabic Studies and Intercultural Dialogue at the University of Balamand, Lebanon. It has been supported by Evangelical Church in Germany and the Staedtler Foundation.

 

The Speakers were:

 

The Concept of Tolerance in Judaism

Prof. Dr. Michael Zank

Director, The Elie Wiesel Center for Jewish Studies

Boston University

 

The Concept of Tolerance in Christianity

Prof. Dr. Christian Polke

Professor of Systematic Theology

University of Göttingen

 

The Concept of Tolerance in Islam

Prof. Dr. Anna Ayşe Akasoy

Professor of Islamic Intellectual History

Hunter College, City University New York

 

The Concept of Peace in Judaism

Dr. Alick Isaacs

Co-Director, Siach Shalom (Talking Peace) The Melton Centre for Jewish Education

The Hebrew University of Jerusalem

 

The Concept of Peace in Christianity

Prof. Dr. Volker Stümke

Professor of Protestant Social Ethics

Bundeswehr Command and Staff College in Hamburg

 

The Concept of Peace in Islam

Prof. Dr. Asma Afsaruddin

Department of Near Eastern Languages and Cultures

Indiana University Bloomington