Klingenthal Online 2021 – 21st October 2021 2-6 pm CET in relilab-CAFÉ

We invite you to an english speaking event with @BKappelhoff, Werner Haußmann, @LenaOhm, Lesley Prior and many more. #rechatuk

The Klingenthal online conference has as its topic storytelling. ICCS and CoGREE want to take this opportunity to write a new story in a quite practical sense as well – a story of common learning and further European connections. Therefore, we are very happy to announce a new cooperation with the “relilab café”.

Topic: “Let’s tell our stories – the positive impact of religion in public education”

When? Thursday, 21st October 2021, 2-6pm CET (1-5pm UK/IRE)

Where? on zoom via the “relilab café”

Who? People involved with religion and education in Europe, especially those involved in the member organisations of CoGREE, co-host of Klingenthal, and the relilab community.

What? Storytelling and religion in education

In 2021 participants will finally be able to properly work on the topic “Let’s tell our stories – the positive impact of religion in public education”. Even if it is digital, exchange and learning is possible. In a time of increasing secularisation, some might say there is no place for telling the story of religion anymore. At this hands-on edition of Klingenthal, we want to identify arguments and narratives, which can demonstrate why religion in education matters. We will learn about communication strategies, the power of storytelling and about how to wrap the identified arguments in an appealing story.


2.20pmInput I „Public Religious Education”Dr Werner Haussmann, University Erlangen-Nürnberg
2.45pmMurmur groups /Q&A
 15min break
3.30pmInput II „Storytelling – a framework“Lena Ohm, coach and journalist for evangelisch.de & religionen-entdecken.de
4.05pmMurmur groups/ Q&A
 5min break
4.20pmWorkshop II „Tell your story“
5.15pmWrapping up



University Erlangen-Nürnberg, Germany

Werner is a researcher and senior lecturer in religious education at the University of Erlangen-Nürnberg.
He is Deputy Director of the Research Unit for Public Religion and Education (RUPRE) at the Friedrich-Alexander-University Erlangen-Nürnberg.

His main interests lie in the field of public theology and public religious education as well as in the fields of interreligious education and European developments of the relation between religion(s) and school(s).


coach and journalist for evangelisch.de & religionen-entdecken.de

Lena Christin Ohm works as a multimedia editor for evangelisch.de and religionen-entdecken.de at the Gemeinschaftswerk der Evangelischen Publizistik.

She also gives training on topics such as “digital storytelling”, “social media and website design” or “filming and editing with the smartphone”. She is a passionate tester of new storytelling tools to tell stories as compellingly as possible.

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