Cologne – ESI presentation on borders and the limits of empathy

5 April 2022
Photo: Stefano Avolio / flickr 

ESI’s Gerald Knaus was invited to give a presentation on “2015 to 2022: how do we manage? Empathy and its limits.” The event was organised by Caritasverband Rhein-Sieg e.V. in the Archdiocese of Cologne.

In his presentation, Gerald insisted that humane borders are possible, even if there are also limits to humanity, and focused the debate on current developments in the Ukrainian war, which is driving many millions of people to flee and will continue to do so, resulting in the largest humanitarian crisis since the Second World War.

Gerald also presented ESI’s most recent proposal “An airlift 2022 for Ukrainians”, which would be the most generous refugee reception policy worldwide in decades, and an appropriate humane response to the current crisis.