Yunus Emre (1240-1321), who addresses the entire humanity with his Turkish poems having themes such as tolerance, fellowship, peace, and love for humanity and nature, is continued to be commemorated with various events within the scope of Yunus Emre Year declared by UNESCO. In these events, the lives and works of thinkers who contributed to humanity and world peace with their ideas, just as Yunus Emre, are also being narrated.
At the Poets of Humanity program that will be organized by Cologne Yunus Emre Institute on September 9, 2021, the philosophy of Adam Mickiewicz (1798-1855), one of the most important poets of Poland in the 19th century, and Confucius (551-479 BC), ancient Chinese scholar and philosopher, will be discussed alongside Yunus Emre. The works of the three great thinkers and how they shed light on our day with their philosophies that unite societies will be examined during the program.
The digital event will be organized through the cooperation of Cologne Yunus Emre Institute, Dusseldorf Confucius Institute and Dusseldorf Poland Institute. The guests of the event will be Turkish-German writer Zafer Şenocak, Slavic Literature Professor Jörg Schulte from University of Cologne and Sinology Professor Karl-Heinz Pohl from the University of Trier. The guests will talk about the lives of the three great thinkers, whose names were given to the cultural institutes in their lands of birth. The event will be moderated by actress Karin Angele, and the Hungarian music band Sultanita will perform a concert with works composed of Yunus Emre's poems.
The event will be held in German and can be watched via the YouTube channel of Cologne Yunus Emre Institute on September 9, 2021 at 18.00.