Culture connects peoples. This was the main theme of the cultural-political 'white sausage breakfast', which the team of the Ammerserenade invited into the former Braunviehstall of the state estate Achselschwang. Dr. Thomas Goppel and the [Globethics.net Director] Obiora Ike discussed similarities between Africa, Germany and Europe.
Ike is a Catholic clergyman, vicar general of the Diocese Enugu (Nigeria), member of the Club of Rome, human rights activist, founder of several non-governmental organizations. He first held a flaming plea for the union of the peoples over music, art, culinary; ethics, aesthetics and history. Africa as the oldest continent and the origin of man played an important role in this process. A very important partner is Germany, which stands for quality.
On Goppel's question of connecting points for the development of common ideas, Ike explained that Africa has resources for the world. He gave examples of coffee, oil, cobalt. For the Catholic Church, Africa is like a lungs with ever-growing believers. At the top of the list was a good conversation climate, stressed the guest from Nigeria. Approaches for funding options? Here Ike is a central topic. "Education is the key." In Nigeria there are 60 per cent illiterate, which is the breeding ground for terrorism. Without education there is neither participation nor freedom.