First, I want to say thank you for the invitation to speak here to you on the
‘holy mountain’ from a Protestant perspective.
With me, you get a reverend from the Protestant church in Rhineland. I live
with my bicultural family in Cologne and I work for the section on theology,
ecumenics and interreligious dialogue at the Melanchthon Academy, the
place for Protestant adult education in Cologne. For a long time it has been
a place for Christian-Jewish and Christian-Muslim dialogue, and sometimes
we succeed to talk as all three together. For example at the evangelischen
Kirchentag in Cologne we organised an Abraham center and we signed the
Cologne Peace Declaration, signed by representatives from synagogues,
mosques and the churches.