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Workshops on December 29, 2022

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Spirituality, faith, church and religion

A1A time of silence, with opportunity for personal conversation and confessionThis offer takes place from 2.30 p.m. to 5 p.m.!Kirche St. Thomas Morus 
Thomas-Morus-Str. 4, 18106 Rostock
A2“Changing direction” with the prophet HoseaFinding surprises in old biblical texts for the end of this year and for a new beginning. With Reinhard Scholl, Pastor and Bible scholar from Rostock.Landeskirchliche Gemeinschaft Rostock 
Hundertmännerstraße 1, 18057 Rostock
A3“The Church is the Church only when it exists for others.” (Dietrich Bonhoeffer)In Europe Christians are becoming a minority. What keeps the churches from retreating and closing up in themselves? How can Christians care for the salvation and well-being of all people together with believers of other faiths and non-believers? With Barbara Niehaus (Soup Kitchen Bad Doberan), Bishop Tilman Jeremias, Archbishop Dr. Stefan Heße and Dr Anna Slawek.Kirche Sankt Michaelis Altbettelmönchstraße 4, 18055 Rostock
A4“Our life and striving should become a reflection of Jesus.“ (Sister Gertraud von Bullion)An encounter with your own identity and the faith in Jesus Christ. How can we understand and see ourselves as a gift from God? Different types of mirrors help us to do this. With the Catholic Youth of Mecklenburg.Don-Bosco-Grundschule Mendelejewstraße 19, 18059 Rostock
A5StoryLab – listen, create and discover storiesPause, listen to a story, get creative alone or with others. Play with words or sounds, build with wooden or digital bricks, paint with colours or sand. Discover together the artworks of the others. Limited number of places! Only with pre-registration via the app.Rostocker Freizeitzentrum Kuphalstraße 77, 18069 Rostock
A6Strengthening one’s own sense of dignity Encouraging conversations about non-respect of boundaries, sexual assault, spiritual abuse and safeguarding in Taizé, in the Church and in everyday life. With Brother Benoît and Brother Francis (Taizé), Klaus Schmidt (Protestant Psychological Counselling Centre Schwerin) and Claire Jonard (Catholic Youth Ministry in Switzerland). Kolping Begegnungszentrum Lichtenhagen 
Eutiner Str. 20, 18109 Rostock
A7„So that you get to know each other“: Visit to the mosqueThe importance of dialogue in Islam. Muslims and Islam in Germany. The role of the Arabic language in Islamic art. The concept of “Halal” and “Haram” explained in Islamic dietary laws. With representatives of the Islamic community in Rostock.Rostocker Moschee 
Erich-Schlesinger-Straße 21, 18059 Rostock
A8Taizé and the countries behind the Iron CurtinThe hidden journeys of the Taizé brothers and young volunteers to countries behind the former Iron Curtain, and the resulting contacts that have lasted until today and are actual once again. With Dietrich Sagert, Angela Kunze-Beiküfner, Marianna Drábiková a. o.Gemeindehaus Warnemünde Kirchenpl. 4, 18119 Rostock

Society and politics

B1Another perspective on EuropeA meeting with young adults from Lebanon, Kenya, China (Hong Kong) and Mexico. What is it like to arrive from another continent to Europe? What do newcomers notice about life and people here? Can their experiences help us to see and understand better who we are?Mehrgenerationenhaus Lütten Klein 
Danziger Str. 45d, 18107 Rostock
B21992 – 2022: Racism then and now30 years ago, Rostock-Lichtenhagen hit the headlines because of the worst racially motivated mob attack in Germany since the Second World War. What happened back then, how does the attack affect us until today and what does the culture of remembrance look like? An exchange about racism then and now, here and elsewhere. With Vu Thanh Van and Susanne Düskau from Diên Hông e. V.Waldemar Hof 
Waldemarstraße 33, 18057 Rostock
B3“Through hospitality, some have welcomed angels without knowing it.”Refugees in North-East Germany: challenges and experiences. With Asem from Syria, Rozhan from Iraq, Mariam from Iran, as well as people responsible for work with refugees. What can we all do to improve the situation of refugees across Europe?Baptisten-Gemeinde
Hermannstraße 15, 18055 Rostock
B4The Climate Crisis: a common challengeWhy does our commitment matter? How can we contribute to solving the crisis? After a short input, Johann-Georg, Henri and Noa (climate and political activists in Rostock) want to discuss approaches and perspectives with you.Don-Bosco-Schule 
Kurt-Tucholsky-Str. 16A, 18055 Rostock
B5War and peaceWhat does the war in Ukraine mean for Europe and how do we deal with it? Has war again become a legitimate means of enforcing political interests? What are the conditions for lasting peace? With military youth officer Captain Meike Bauersfeld and pastoral worker Steffen Nowack.Saal Wismar Rotunde, Hanse Messe 
Zur Hansemesse 1-2, 18106 Rostock
B6On the path of reconciliation between nations and generationsWhat is needed to heal wounds caused by hatred, war, flight and expulsion? With Krzysztof Kruszyński from Bojków/Gliwice in Poland and Cornelia Stieler from Leipzig in Germany, whose family comes from Schönwald, today’s Bojków/Gliwice.Evangelische Kita Schatzkiste
Lagerstraße 17, 18055 Rostock
B7When fundamental rights are at stakeFundamental rights are increasingly questioned and restricted by authoritarian governments, populist movements and large corporations. Experiencing the importance of fundamental and human rights in a playful way and sharing about the situation of democracy in the European countries. With Karl-Georg Ohse, project manager of “Church Supports Democracy”.Gemeindesaal St. Thomas Morus 
Thomas-Morus-Str. 4, 18106 Rostock

Music, art and nature

C1„DA PACEM, DOMINE“ – A choir concert to sing along withAfter a concert by the youth choir of St. John’s, rehearsing the prayer for peace “Grant us peace” set to music by M. Franck, F. Mendelssohn Bartholdy, H. Distler and others with Professor Markus J. Langer. Singing with young people from all over Europe to pray for peace. No special musical knowledge required.St. Johannis-Kantorei Tiergartenallee 4, 18059, Rostock
C2Art despite Exclusion – Art defies ExclusionAn exhibition rejecting xenophobia and ideologies of alleged inequality of people. Encounters with artworks that motivate viewers to work for an open, diverse and inclusive society. With Pastor Willfrid Knees.Societät Rostock maritim e.V. August-Bebel Str. 1, 18055 Rostock
C3#together in silenceA sign for peaceful coexistence, freedom and democratic values. Creating together a colorful picture that stands for solidarity, respect, human dignity, justice and tolerance under the guidance of street artist Alexander Kalfa.HanseMesse Rostock Haupteingang
C4Sensory and cognitive ecology and neuroethology in sealsWhat sensory abilities do seals have and how are they used for orientation? Where are sensory stimuli processed in the brain? With biologist Nina Wengst from the Marine Science Center. Warm clothes needed. Limited number of places! Only with pre-registration via the app.13:55 an der S-Bahn Lütten-Klein für Abfahrt um 14:03 Richtung Warnemünde

Guided city tours

D1The eel-snake and the man with the golden nose. A tour round the centre of Rostock.Find the shiny animal at the town hall, learn about the market sellers of times gone by and hear what happened in a duel fought at dawn. With Sarah Freiheit.Start am Rathaus
D2Courage in Rostock`s modern historyDuring the Third Reich and the Communist dictatorship, Rostock was the scene of some violent clashes. A trip through 20th century Rostock which commemorates the efforts of the people who fought for survival and their rights. With Konstantin Krieter.Start am Alten Markt
D3A guided tour of Rostock’s historical city centerImportant sights: 
Kröpeliner Tor, St. Mary’s church with its astronomical clock, Holy Cross cloister. With Dr Marian Löbler.
Start am Kröpeliner Tor
D4Hanseatic city, university cityRostock yesterday and today. With Christiane Schmalbruch.Start am Universitätsplatz
D5ROSTOCK – Do you know where you are?An interactive tour of the city mit Tabea Göckeritz.Start an der Petrikirche

For children and young people

E1Don-Bosco-Grundschule Mendelejewstraße 19A, 18059 Rostock
E2Taizé-Bauwagen im IGA-Park

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