• Fri 23 10 2015 •
Between Secularism and Religiosity: Hopes and Possibilities for Radical Dialog in Turkey Today Ayşe Çavdar


Religion is no longer what it once was in Turkey. Since the emergence of a religious middle class in the 1990s, both its appearance and ist meaning have changed. Religion has become one of the most significant subjects for everyday political discussions. These have gathered a new momentum in recent years. During the Gezi Park protests, new channels for dialogue opened between anti-capitalist Muslims and secular resistance to the Islamist model of neoliberalization. The last general election showed that this is far more than a marginal conversation. In her lecture, sociologist Ayşe Çavdar follows the practical implications of the radical dialogue between religious and secular communities in Turkey today.

Venue: King Georg, Sudermanstraße 2, 50670 Cologne
3 €

Ayşe Çavdar’s talk is part of the ongoing series of Salons, held in King Georg nightclub, one of Academy’s longstanding partners in Cologne. Salons with sociologists, historians, political activists, writers, journalists, and thinkers offer operative responses to the changing social and political situation of an increasingly interconnected world and ist relevance for the local context. Please stay tuned for updates on the Salon program and subscribe to our newsletter at academycologne.org.

An event in the frame of PLURIVERSALE III.