born in 1951, former head of the department for Dialogue and Proclamation at the
archdiocese of Cologne. Since 2019 President of the Karl-Rahner-Academy e.V. in Cologne.
studies: interreligious dialogue with Jews, Muslims and Buddhists, further
education in interreligious and intercultural competence and theology of religions. Doctorate:
The Catholic church and Buddhism in Germany.
member of the board of the Georges-Anawati-Foundation (for promoting the
He is married and father of three children.
Status: October 7, 2019