Religion and State It is certain that every religion is free to have a say in democratic discourse. But just as important, it is a must that people also contradict the teachings of which are accepted in places of worship are protected. In addition, the strict separation of church and state is considered to be non-negotiable. Fundamentalist tendencies in different countries show how fragile these limits are. These difficult conversations need deep respect, courage and the resultant courage. The goal of Denk.Raum.Fresach is initiate, promote and sustain Tolerance Talks which action will give birth to the kind of society envisaged and described here, a democracy that upholds human rights.