Peter-Ben Smit // Although language about the church as ‘prefiguring’ the world to come is well-established in Christian theology and although the notion of ‘prefiguration’ itself has deep roots in ancient Jewish and Christian forms of exegesis, it is surprising that there is so little work being done on the possibility of…
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Tanja Kleibl // This is not going to be any kind of theoretical discourse now, I want to rather share with you a bit of the political and consequently emotional journey, which brought myself with a group of students, to Lesvos, and why this summer school has been designed the way it unfolds…
Reading Split Tooth – A spiritual journey entering a world of abuse, natural powers, affectionate friendship and bodily sensations
Barbara Schellhammer // Reading Tanya Tagaq’s (2018) Split Tooth affected me on a very profound level. I used to live in Canada and spent time in Indigenous communities, especially in the Arctic. As social worker and researcher working with juvenile sex offenders, I witnessed the heavy burden of abuse and alcohol as well…
Off-University // Off-University creates new strategies to uphold and sustain academic life and knowledge threatened by anti-democratic and authoritarian regimes. It was established for and by academics from Turkey yet addresses itself to academics all over the world. We aim to bring together people and institutions that share
Christos Simis // Our world today is ripe with moral issues, from climate change, poverty, inequality and exploitation all the way to everyone’s favorite topic of the past year: the COVID-19 pandemic. It can be argued that in order to be addressed adequately these issues require some sort of social transformation. If you …
Ram A. Mall // The Concept of an interculturally and interreligiously oriented „analogous hermeneutics of overlapping contents” beyond the hermeneutics of total identity and radical difference. The globally present multicultural and multireligious context today has made one thing abundantly clear: The de facto intercultural and interreligious hermeneutic situation has outgrown the Greco-European and …
Ram A. Mall // The central question I ask here and try to answer is: What is it in the innermost self-understanding of religions, which hinders or promotes interreligious, interfaith and even intrafaith dialogues, communication and understanding?
The central thesis proposed, discussed and defended here is the following: Religio perennis (the Vedic motto…
Noémie Hermeking // Trust is essential for survival, especially in a time of crisis. Every continent has now been affected by the coronavirus since it was declared as a pandemic by WHO in March 20201.
In this article, I am interested in looking at sources of strength based on different frameworks of trust…
Reinekke Lengelle // In a dark season of waiting
a friend writes,
tells me about “Sisu”
how the Finns will sit
in whatever it is that we must sit. They have lived long winters
dive into ice water
with a thousand frozen…
Josephine Eberhardt // COVID-19 uncovered interlocked systems of exploitation and discrimination for human and non-human life. In these unprecedented times, people face a global turnover that challenges the lived “normal” in a way that social research has to face societal changes in new ways. This article calls for a paradigm shift and poses open questions for further reflection; an invitation to think against the grain, but towards Transformative Research.
Luz Araiza // The history of art consists of centuries of creation at the hands of male artists. This does not mean that there were no women who painted, drew, wrote or created music, but that those who were involved in artistic activities have not been openly recognized in the history of art, …
Reinekke Lengelle // Time for poetry
philosophy, dance, dialogue
the things deemed luxury
but that make the shared meal
happy, light, and bond all
who share the shelter or conversation.
I am thinking of my
grandparents in WWII
Ancestors who survived plagues
so we would all be born,
Refugees who live in our
Noémie Hermeking // “I tell my students, ‘When you get these jobs that you have been so brilliantly trained for, just remember that your real job is that if you are free, you need to free somebody else. If you have some power, then your job is to empower somebody else.
Itai Katz // On my daily walks with my dog out in the nature surrounded by trees, lakes and mountains, I hear the wind in the trees as I watch the ravens in the sky being playful chasing one another. As an artist, I’m looking for ordinary places, still points in space and time that don’t scream at you with their beauty or strength…