On December 8th 2019, the final workshop of our Muslim-Jewish think tank Karov-Qareeb took place in Berlin, where the participants presented the work results of the first year.
It was a successful afternoon with exciting insights into the work of Karov-Qareeb. The participants reported about their motivation to get involved in the think tank, common goals, the topics and questions they would like to work on and how the space for such an exchange has to be designed.
Karov-Qareeb – this much became clear – has created such a space this year, in which the participants can continue and intensify their work in the future. We are looking forward to the next steps in the coming year and to expanding Karov-Qareeb together with the Ernst Ludwig Ehrlich Studienwerk and the Avicenna-Studienwerk under the umbrella of DialoguePerspectives.
Many thanks to all participants for their commitment, to all guests yesterday evening for their interest and the exciting discussions and to State Secretary Gerry Woop and the Berlin Senate Administration for their support!
˝The programme makes possible something that is all too rare in our society these days: speaking and having discussions across borders, not about each other, but with each other. That can be a hard slog at times, but at the same time the format makes space for follow-up questions and deeper conversations that are only possible through trust on all sides.
Felix, DialoguePerspectives participant