It is no secret that the Christian churches in this country – even irrespective of the current scandals – have a massive problem. The decline in membership is not the only evidence of this resonance problem. But what happens when religion as a whole no longer generates any resonance in democratic society? What does society lose, what does democracy lose, if religion no longer plays a role in it? And what is the potential of religion for our future as a democracy?
Following these questions, Hartmut Rosa in "Demokratie braucht Religion" again analyzes our modernity and dares to think about what happens if the reservoir of ideas of centuries-old religions is lost in a highly modern society. The text is based on Rosa's lecture at the Würzburg Diocesan Reception on January 17, 2022; Gregor Gysi wrote the foreword.