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Events - 2010 10 02/03 - Frankfurt Gandhi Talks on the occassion of Mahatma Gandhi's 141st birth anniversary on 2/3 October at Frankfurt/Main, Germany

On the occassion of Mahatma Gandhi's 141st birth anniversary the Frankfurt Gandhi Talks will be continued which were carried out last year for the first time. The event is organized and carried out jointly by Indo German Cooperation, GandhiServe Foundation and Hessian Foundation for Peace and Conflict Research. This years topic is "Gandhi and Jesus". The event celebrates the International Day of NonViolence and forms part of a series of events taking place on that day allover, see

Dr. Wolfgang Sternstein, the "German Gandhi"
Prof. Cherian Kurian, Chennai, India
Peter Rühe (GandhiServe Foundation)
Dr. Michael Blume (Author: Satyagraha – Yoga und Widerstand bei Gandhi)
Dr. Claudia Baumgart-Ochse (Hessian Foundation for Peace and Conflict Research)

Saturday, 2 October

15:30 Reception with Indian tea, coffee and snacks
16:00 Welcome speech by Dr. Jona Aravind Dohrmann (DIZ e.V.), "Lightning of the Lamp", introduction of programme and speakers, words of welcome by Indian Consul General
16:30 Lecture, Dr. Wolfgang Sternstein: "Gandhi and Jesus - the end of fundamentalism"

Audio (German):

Manuscript (PDF):

Dr. Wolfgang Sternstein - Photos: Peter Rühe

18:30 Indian dinner

Sunday, 3 October

10:00 Prayer service (optional)
14:00 "Die ethics of Mahatma Gandhi and Jesus Christ in comparism and their relevance for today", Introduction by Dr. Jona Aravind Dohrmann
14:30 Lecture by Prof. Cherian Kurian

Audio (English and German):

Prof. Cherian Kurian and interpreter Heidi Marie Schuth - Photos: Peter Rühe

16:00 Break with Indian tea, coffee and snacks
16:30 Panel discussion; partcipants: Dr. Wolfgang Sternstein, Prof. Cherian Kurian, Dr. Michael Blume, Dr. Claudia Baumgart-Ochse (HSFK), Dr. Jona Aravind Dohrmann (Moderation) und Peter Rühe


18:30 End of programme


Map of venue - Invitation - Flyer

The seminar language is German. The entrance is free - all are welcome!

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