Dear Members of IKETH,
IKETh is primarily sharing experiences, endeavours, faith and religious practises as well as desires for and visions of good live as individuals and as (faith-)communities.
Attentive listening and telling own stories, sharing thoughts and ideas about our contribution to a peaceful living together as faithful or in any sense religious women.
IKETh is based on a countenance of mutual respect and compassion for the other being strange or being familiar in order to build up traces of a good convivence of religions in Europe.
– This is how I met IKETh.
To succeed in this, we have to act and understand ourselves as learning from each other to understand what is happening in our societies. Conferences, where we share time, experiences and thoughts are valuable opportunities for these concerns.
It is our responsibility to strengthen our ability to be connected in trustful, respectful, authentic, openminded and openhearted diversity and compassionate listening to each other.
To connect all Europe we should continue inviting and involving women from South- and East- Europe and from all religions and religious traditions.
Fund raising to maintain participation for as many interested women as possible, will be a continuing challenge.
I am Roman Catholic Theologian, biblical scholar, embossed by feminist theology, and since years curious on and dedicated in interfaith dialogue, member of EPIL, professor at a University of education in Salzburg/Austria.