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 programme year 2022/23 she is one of the four DialoguePerspectives inter / religious / worldview advisors.

˝Thanks to DialoguePerspectives I have encountered inspiring people who have expanded, and also completely changed, my understanding of religion, engagement, and encounter. The interdisciplinarity of the programme combined with the high standards everyone holds each other to have made DialoguePerspectives a formative experience for me.

Till, DialoguePerspectives alumnus