2009, Mon, Dec 07

Europe and the Ban on Minarets

With President of the German Bundestag Norbert Lammert, Navid Kermani, Adolf Muschg, Michael Wolffsohn, Susanne Baer

The result of the Swiss referendum on minarets calls into question basic European values such as that of freedom of worship. What consequences does the ban on minarets have for Europe’s self-image? What role should religion play in a secular society? How can a balance be created between freedom of worship and the secular organisation of the state?

Moderation: Frank A. Meyer