Philine Lewek

Philine Lewek studied Protestant theology at Martin Luther University (Halle-Wittenberg), Near East School of Theology (Beirut, Lebanon), Philipps University (Marburg) and Leipzig University. Her award-winning diploma thesis in the subject of religious studies dealt with the term “Abendland” (Occident) as a Christian motif in metapolitics of the New Right. During her studies she was politically active in various ways: Community Radio, anti-racist remembrance work or in solidarity with those affected by the 2019 Halle attack. As part of the DFG graduate program “Power of Interpretation” in Rostock, she is researching the possible emergence of a “theology of the new right movement” and the interpretive claims that are made against hegemonic Protestant theology. She was participant of DialoguePerspectives in 2018/19. In the 2021/22 programme year, Philine is serving as a religious/worldview advisor for our participants.

˝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