Namibian Pastor Lorenst Raonga Kuzatjike of ELCRN is currently participating in an information tour to Germany on the topic of ‘Religious Diversity and Tolerance in Germany’. He works at “Grote Kerk” in the Macedonian Parish in Katutura. Ellen Gölz, Deputy Head of Mission of the German Embassy, had officially handed over the letter of invitation on 31 October 2019.
During this week’s information visit, which is part of the Visitors Programme of the Federal Republic of Germany, Pastor Kuzatjike will travel to Berlin, Muenster and Frankfurt.
Together with journalists, church and religious representatives, as well as researchers from various parts of the world, Kuzatjike will have the opportunity to touch on topics such as the responsibility and role of religious communities, implications of the constitutional protection for the right to freedom of religion and controversies about religious symbols in public-service workplaces.
German interlocutors will present the model of cooperation established in Germany between the state and religious communities, including religion in the German education sytsem. The presentation of civil-society initiatives such as the interreligious project ‘House of One’ to promote religious tolerance is also on the Programme.