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lecture and conversation

The Protestant church was part of the Peaceful Revolution in the GDR. It was a forum for political exchange, in Protestant peace work people found a common topic to get involved in, and in church spaces people of different faiths and with different worldviews were able to talk to each other.

The church was a source of inspiration and ideas that radiated outward and some of which took on important political functions after state unification.

Why was the church so important to the Peaceful Revolution? And: What role could the church play in and for democracy today? These questions will be discussed with contemporary witnesses and experts over four evenings.

A cooperation between the Evangelical Academy in Berlin and the Berlin Wall Foundation, supported by the Federal Foundation for Reprocessing and the Evangelical Church of Berlin-Brandenburg-Silesian Upper Lusatia.

(Program in German)
Additional information
Meeting point: Visitor Center, Berlin Wall Memorial, Bernauer Straße 119, 13355 Berlin