Under the title "What does freedom mean today?" Prof. Dr Heinrich Bedford-Strohm, Chairman of the Council of the Evangelical Church of Germany, and Thuringia's Minister President Bodo Ramelow discuss a term with a long history. Diverse developments in religion, politics and society up to the present day have repeatedly changed its content and significance. Currently, there is fierce debate about freedom of belief, freedom of opinion, freedom of the press and freedom of travel. In the discussion, in which guests can also take part, the significance of the concept of freedom for today's social situation will be examined. The event will be moderated by Dr Catherine Newmark (Deutschlandfunk Kultur, Berlin). It will be recorded by Deutschlandfunk Kultur, broadcast on radio on 8 November and published online as a podcast.
Prior to this event, the parish of Gotha invites you to a festive service at 5 pm in the Margarethenkirche, where Bishop Bedford-Strohm will deliver the sermon.
Dr. Sascha Salatowsky