Barış Şahin

Barış Şahin studied social sciences, German language and literature at the University of Cologne. He complemented his master studies with religious and cultural studies at the University of Education Weingarten and Bilgi University in Istanbul and is currently finishing his master’s degree in the Teachers Education Program at the University of Cologne. In his research and activist work, he focuses on the various transnational and transcultural discourses of identity, racism, as well as ideologies of inequality in German society. In the programme year 2022/23, he is one of the four DialoguePerspectives inter / religious / worldview advisors.

˝Some wise person once wrote “The whole entire world is a very narrow bridge and the main thing is to have no fear at all.” I feel that thanks to DialoguePerspectives the world is becoming a network of interconnected bridges that we are building between each other together. Beautiful bridges thanks to which we can try to create a world together, a world free from prejudices and fear.

Anna, DialoguePerspectives participant