Religion and Society Meeting Place
Projects on the Tempelhofer Feld
The installation "Coming together, confronting, moving on together" in the area of the old airport was erected by "Treffpunkt Religion und Gesellschaft e. V.".
It consists of 7 by 7 bright blue seats in two concentric circles and offers the opportunity for a circular conversation according to the ball bearing method. Two participants always sit opposite each other and discuss an agreed topic. Each person has the opportunity to formulate their own thoughts and listen to what the others have to say. By turning the circles against each other, one gets to know different people and their positions in a short time.
Polarization, prejudice and lack of understanding continue to play a major role when it comes to the topic of religion. The Treffpunkt Religion und Gesellschaft e.V. (TRG) wants to make a contribution so that people of different religions and world views can talk to each other. It wants to inform about religion, give impulses for the debate about topics at the interface of religion and society and offer space for religious experience.
Treffpunkt Religion und Gesellschaft e. V.
Members of the TRG are the Protestant Church District of Neukölln, the Diocesan Council of Catholics in the Archdiocese of Berlin, the Berlin Regional Association of the Turkish-Islamic Union of the Institute for Religion e.V. DITIB, the Bahai Community of Germany, the Jewish Forum for Democracy and Against Anti-Semitism, and many supporting members.
The installation is an invitation to a conversation. It is used by the association for its own events, but is also freely available to visitors and groups.