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Cloister Talks 2023: "Trust Me!?"

This year, the Faculty of Catholic Theology of the University of Erfurt, together with the "Katholisches Forum im Land Thüringen / Akademie des Bistums Erfurt" (Catholic Forum in the State of Thuringia / Academy of the Diocese of Erfurt), once again invites you to the "Kreuzganggespräche" (Cloister Talks). This time, they are entitled "Trust me!?" and take place on Wednesdays at 7:30 p.m. in the cloister of the Erfurt Cathedral. All those interested are cordially invited to attend. Admission is free.

Trust is required at various levels in our lives: When I trust a fellow human being, I assume that the person in question does not want to harm me. When I vote for politicians, I trust that they will represent my concerns in the best possible way. When I trust state institutions, I assume that they are (at least in principle) set up and act according to standards of justice for all. Without trust, good cooperation is highly endangered, if not impossible – both on a small and large scale. The Cloister Talks 2023 therefore address trust as a fundamental requirement for our social interaction. Speakers from different areas of society will give short talks on their own perspectives on the topic, followed by a discussion with the guests.

On April 26, Katja Wolf, the mayor of Eisenach, will speak about trust in politics. On May 3 , Stephan J. Kramer, President of the Office for the Protection of the Constitution of Thuringia, will talk about trust in democracy. And on May 10, the topic will be trust at the turn of the millennium. The speaker will be Tine Stein, Chair of Political Theory and History of Ideas at the Georg-August University in Göttingen.