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.

˝DialoguePerspectives offers a unique change of perspective! The programme allows you to really grapple with current and highly societally relevant questions, to reflect on your own identity, and to get to know the diversity of European identities. I am very grateful for the intensive personal discussion and encounters, and the great amount of food for thought that has stuck with me long past the seminars.

Ezgi, DialoguePerspectives alumnus