In this episode, Gil Shohat spoke to our participant Svea M. Schnaars, a third-time participant in the DialoguePerspectives programme. We discussed her experiences as a self-proclaimed atheist in our interreligious-worldview programme as well as the necessary boundaries for conducting respectful and forward-oriented dialogue between participants of manifold backgrounds. Svea also shared some insights from her research in the last years, examining the relationship between Scientism, Critical Theory, as well as Poststructuralism in the context of the debate surrounding the "New Atheism" movement in the early 2000s. In this context, Svea explicitly underscored the importance of interreligious-worldview dialogue for non-believers like herself.
Intro: Carleigh Garcia; Speakers: Gil Shohat; Svea M. Schnaars; Audio-Edit: Gal Yaron Mayersohn; Music: Viktor Rosengrün; Project Leadership: Jo Frank, Johanna Korneli; | © 2021 DialoguePerspectives | www.dialogueperspectives.org