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Religious Freedom and the German Circumcision Debate

Dates:
  • Fri 07 Dec 2012 11.00 - 13.00
  Add to Calendar 2012-12-07 11:00 2012-12-07 13:00 Europe/Paris Religious Freedom and the German Circumcision Debate

In May 2012, a German court in Cologne ruled that circumcising young boys represents grievous bodily harm. This decision, which could have significant repercussions for religious groups, was condemned by Jewish and Muslim representatives in Germany, but it was also criticized by politicians, who moved the case to the German Parliament in order to pass legislation protecting circumcision as a religious practice.
Marianne Heimbach-Steins, director of the department of Christian Social Sciences and head of the project "The ethos of religious liberty.
Political-ethical and theological dimensions" in the Cluster of Excellence "Religion and Politics" at the University of Münster, will discuss this case and its implications for the definition of religious freedom.


Seminar Room 2, Badia Fiesolana DD/MM/YYYY
  Seminar Room 2, Badia Fiesolana

In May 2012, a German court in Cologne ruled that circumcising young boys represents grievous bodily harm. This decision, which could have significant repercussions for religious groups, was condemned by Jewish and Muslim representatives in Germany, but it was also criticized by politicians, who moved the case to the German Parliament in order to pass legislation protecting circumcision as a religious practice.
Marianne Heimbach-Steins, director of the department of Christian Social Sciences and head of the project "The ethos of religious liberty.
Political-ethical and theological dimensions" in the Cluster of Excellence "Religion and Politics" at the University of Münster, will discuss this case and its implications for the definition of religious freedom.



Location:
Seminar Room 2, Badia Fiesolana

Affiliation:
Robert Schuman Centre for Advanced Studies

Type:
Lecture

Contact:
Kristina Stöckl ( IUE) - Send a mail

Speaker:
Marianne Heimbach-Steins (Münster University, Germany)
 
 

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