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Aurora Dialogues "The Power of Humanity - Die Kraft der Menschlichkeit"

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Aurora Dialogues "The Power of Humanity – How war and genocide can be prevented" on Tuesday, September 22, 2020 at 6 p.m. via Zoom.

Due to the special circumstances caused by the coronavirus pandemic, the event will be held online. After you have registered via the button below, you will receive all technical and procedural details of the Zoom event.

Never is humanity more important than in a pandemic and never is it more painfully missed. This is the topic of this year's Aurora Dialogue, a collaboration of the Aurora Humanitarian Initiative, ESMT Berlin, and the Stiftung Garnisonkirche Potsdam.

More than 70 million people worldwide are fleeing persecution and conflict, and the number is increasing daily. In addition, the coronavirus pandemic is making the already precarious living situation of displaced people even more difficult.

In October 2019, Mirza Dinnayi, co-founder and CEO of Luftbrücke Irak (Airlift Iraq), was awarded the Aurora Prize for Awakening Humanity. Driven by his determination to save lives, the Yazidi activist has found a way to help the most vulnerable members of the Yazidi community during numerous conflicts in Syria and Iraq. He has helped rescue hundreds of Yazidis – among them, the 2018 Nobel Peace Prize winner Nadia Murad – and has provided countless refugee camps with life-saving supplies.

Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Huber is the former Council President of the Evangelical Church in Germany. Dr. Huber has been focused on the causes of genocide for decades and is intensively investigating the repeated misuse of religion to legitimize persecution and genocide.

Using the example of the Yazidi in the Middle East Conflict, our two speakers Mirza Dinnayi and Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Huber will speak on “The Power of Humanity” and the urgent need for humanity and solidarity and its potential to overcome the great challenges of our world today. The moderator will be Georg Garlichs, Managing Director of ESMT Berlin. The event will be presented in German with simultaneous English translation.

We are looking forward to your participation and an exciting discussion in which all listeners will have the opportunity to actively participate.


Theresa Hübscher