With technology advancing at a breakneck pace, an increasing pluralization of society and ongoing economic globalization, modern societies are faced with new ethical challenges. Most debates currently revolve around ethical problems that affect both the public sphere and every individual's private life and have some relevance for society, politics, medicine or business.
A component of the Jewish-Islamic Forum at the Jewish Museum in Berlin, this six-lecture series takes a dialogical approach to ethically controversial issues from different areas of life that sheds light on them from Jewish and Islamic points of view. At each event, two researchers present their respective positions and dialogue with each other. The lecture series looks into questions including whether there is a common guiding principle for Jewish and Islamic ethical positions, and the extent to which the diversity of convictions can be integrated into a common, normative framework of a modern society.