Dialogue with Islam
Our goal is for Christians and Muslims, each working from the roots of their own religions, to dedicate themselves to the unconditional recognition of and adherence to human dignity and religious freedom. We consider this critical to the global future of humankind.
For Christians, the self-revelation of God is deemed complete with Jesus Christ and the New Testament. As a result, the encounter with Islam – as a religion of revelation that came into being after the time of Jesus Christ – was always a difficult one. In order not to repeat misunderstandings, alienation and escalations of violence in the shared Christian-Muslim history, in our dialogue activities in science and education, we make an effort to acknowledge and respect Islam from the basis of its own self-understanding.