Center for Life Ethics
Schaumburg-Lippe-Straße 7
D-53113 Bonn


+49 228 73 66100



Freedoms - why and what for? SS 24

Freedoms allow us to shape our lives according to our desires and convictions and to develop in a wide variety of ways. They also enable important social processes and functions, for example by guaranteeing freedom of speech, freedom of the press or freedom of science.


On the other hand, freedoms find their limits in the rights of others. Moreover, no guarantee of freedom is permanent, but their scope and form can be subject to change. Often, they are also exposed to political repression or a wide variety of other threats.


In this seminar, we explore the role and importance of various forms of freedom for our daily lives, and discuss experiences and views with invited experts from various professions.


16.04.2024 - 14:15
Introduction: Thinking freedoms – types, functions and concepts
23.04.2024 - 14:15
Introduction: Freedom in the light of ethics and law
30.04.2024 - 14:15
Practical exercise; Freedom of religion: Law
07.05.2024 - 14:15
Freedom of religion: Ethics
14.05.2024 - 14:15
Freedom of religion: Practice

Guest: Katja D. Buck, journalist, religious scholar and political scientist, Tübingen

28.05.2024 - 14:15
Freedom of art: Ethics
04.06.2024 - 14:15
Freedom of art: Law
11.06.2024 - 14:15
Freedom of art: Practice

Guest: PD Dr. Marie-Therese Mäder, expert on media, religion and culture, LMU Munich, announced

18.06.2024 - 14:15
State protection of freedom and democracy: Ethics
25.06.2024 - 14:15
State protection of freedom and democracy: Law
02.07.2024 - 14:15
State protection of freedom and democracy: Practice

Guest: Prof. Dr. Uwe Backes, political scientist and extremism researcher, TU Dresden

10.07.2024 - 14:15
Excursion (Please note - date on Wednesday afternoon!)

Exhibition "Für alle! Demokratie neu gestalten" ("For everyone! Reshaping democracy"), Bundeskunsthalle

16.07.2024 - 14:15
Meeting to discuss term papers

© MedizinFotoKöln

Office Management

Pia Romstadt



Center for Life Ethics

Schaumburg-Lippe-Straße 7

53113 Bonn


Center for Life Ethics

Schaumburg-Lippe-Straße 7

53113 Bonn

Every tuesday
16.04. - 16.07.2024

14:15 - 15:45


More Information

Target groups



All interested parties




Haus für junges Denken




Haus für junges Denken


Up-to-date information in our newsletter