Patrons in 2016: European
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Maria Woelki
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The new cultural event in Cologne

The third Rhine Meeting takes place on 26-28 February, 2006, in the Maternushaus in Cologne, under the title “What Use is Freedom?”. After the great reception the Meeting received in past years, we invite you to delve into the idea of freedom, through talks, panel discussions and an exhibition. In the content and style, we will build on the previous Meetings entitled “The Risk of Education” (2015) and “Europe: Identity or Strategy?” (2014), and we look forward to welcoming many visitors to the Rhine Meeting 2016.

This cultural experience stands in the tradition of the Rimini “Meeting for the Friendship Among Peoples”. It originated in the 1980s as the initiative of a group of friends who, starting from their own experience as Christians, wished to look deeper into the beautiful and the good in contemporary culture.


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06 Nov 2016

The Rhine Meeting 2017 will show an exhibition of photos by Barbara Klemm.

05 Nov 2016

The editor of the reformed journal Ecclesia, Dr. Huib Klink, has confirmed his participation for 2017.

04 Nov 2016

The Presentations 2016 by Prof. Dr. Russell Ronald Reno and John Waters are online.

17 Oct 2016

Prof. Dr. Mouhanad Khorchide, director of the Centre for Islamic Theology at the University of Münster, has confirmed his participation for 2017.

02 Oct 2016

The catholic archbishop of Moscow, Dr. Paolo Pezzi, has confirmed his participation for 2017.