Werkstatt Religions


Interfaith Dialog


The Werkstatt Religions and World Views is an open workshop, primarily consisting of people from the education sector, who out of private or professional interest seek an interfaith dialog.

Religions and world views form the basis of every cultural identity. However, experience shows that limited knowledge about them prevails, and direct encounters with 'other' religions generally do not take place. The aim of this workshop is to open up and encourage direct dialog between different religions and world views.


The WERKSTATT DER KULTUREN recognizes the significance of interfaith and inter-philosophical discourse and seeks to offer a platform for it to continue. Members of various religious and world view communities make up the workshop group and come from a wide and impressive range of backgrounds: Protestantism, Catholicism, Serb-Orthodox Christianity, Sunni Islam, Sufism, Judaism, Hinduism, Sikhism, Buddhism, Baha’ism to Neo-Paganism and secular Humanism. The participants of the workshop do not view themselves as representatives of their communities; rather, as individuals with a specific religious background or world-view. The dialog draws strongly from the personal biographies of the participants.

The workshop takes place monthly. Focusing on a different theme every year, the group also puts on a Further Education seminar for teachers and other disseminators, as well as discussion meetings now and again.


Wednesday | November 5, 2014 | 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Mine - Yours - Ours.
Money, Possessions and Property in Religions and World Views

The symposium will be held in the German.

Past Themes:


  • „Geschlechterrollen in den Religionen und Weltanschauungen“ (Bestellen)
  • "Dialog der Religionen und Weltanschauungen. Herausforderungen an die Demokratie" (Download)
  • „Erwachsenwerden: Vorbilder, Leitbilder, Rituale“ (Download)
  • "Arbeit" (Download)

*The publications were created with the support of the Bundesministerium für Familie, Senioren, Frauen und Jugend (BMFSFJ), the Bundeszentrale für politische Bildung (bpb), the Beauftragte des Senats von Berlin für Kirchen, Religions- und Weltanschauungsgemeinschaften and the Humanistischer Verband Deutschland - Landesverband Berlin/Brandenburg (HVD) and the Bürgerstiftung Neukölln (N+).

Touring Exhibition


The Werkstatt Religions and World Views has a touring exhibition titled 'Respect', which is available for rent from WERKSTATT DER KULTUREN. The exhibition has been displayed nationwide, e.g. at the Amt der Brandenburger Integrationsbeauftragten (Potsdam), the Evangelischen Gemeindezentrum (Eberswalde), in various schools in Berlin, in Berlin's Jerusalemkirche, the Katholische Hochschule für Sozialwesen (Berlin) and in the children, youth and family center FEZ-Berlin.


Paul Räther
Tel.: +49 (0)30 - 60 97 70 - 16