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What Poetry Slammers do with Freedom

The “Young Poetry Slam” in Fresach 2017 was dedicated to the Motto “freedom for whom and for what”. The poetry contest was launched this year by a star guest from Germany. Daniel Wagner from Heidelberg delivered a parody on the PEGIDA movement right from the start – and out of competition. With his “Käsida” tirade
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Education as a Yarn for Freedom

Peter Heintel, professor for philosophy and group dynamics at the Alps-Adriatic University of Klagenfurt for many years, spoke in Fresach about the pros and cons of freedom. Freedom has developed over the centuries from dependencies. It is therefore associated with positive feelings and is regarded as an instrument of self-empowerment. In authoritarian systems and dictatorships
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Ottomeyer criticizes trend towards economic egoism

The controversial psychoanalyst Prof. Klaus Ottomeyer in his contribution to the Tolerance Talks warned that the whole life is determined by the logic of “Homo Oeconomicus”. He criticized the fact that exchange values ​​such as money or gold and their accumulation today are the most important values ​​in our society, while living values ​​such as
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Creative minds are in Places where Freedom is greatest

Europeans will only exist in the global village if they concentrate on their strengths, reject national egoism and understand digitization as an opportunity. Free trade, free markets and free entrepreneurship are the main drivers of prosperity. In an increasingly interconnected world, they can only be secured and expanded through MORE instead of less freedom. Protectionist
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Democracy “light” a result of broken Promises

Decades of unresolved promises made by the democratic forces have led to the emergence of more and more people. The success of authoritarian and illiberal politics in Europe, therefore, can not be attributed solely to propagandist attitudes. In Fresach, experts analyzed the concept of right-wing populist politics to position themselves as a patron of protection
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Freedom of Thought, Habitat of Grace

“Freedom can exist in a country only if it is also a paradise for heretics.” With this remarkable sentence, the Protestant bishop Michael Bünker opened the European Tolerance Talks in 2017, which also included the 500th anniversary of the Reformation. However, liberty in Luther’s time had a completely different meaning and would probably not be
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Das „Europäische Toleranzzentrum Fresach“ wird im Rahmen des Österreichischen Programms für ländliche Entwicklung – Vorhabensart 19.2.1 gefördert. Der Förderbetrag in Höhe von EUR 192.120 für die Periode 2016-2018 setzt sich aus Mitteln von Bund, Land und der Europäischen Union zusammen.

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