Berlin court rules on the basis of academic freedom
Schoenstatt Sisters of Mary | September 18, 2021
Berlin court rules on the basis of academic freedom - one-sided and irrational interpretations are permissible
In March of this year, the Schoenstatt Movement was informed that the Schoenstatt Sisters of Mary had taken legal action with regard to Alexandra von Teuffenbach’s book “Vater darf das.”
After an oral hearing on September 16, 2021, the Berlin Regional Court rejected an application by the Schoenstatt Sisters of Mary for an injunction to refrain from various statements in the publication, stating that academic freedom is to be interpreted broadly and even includes one-sided interpretations of sources and irrational conclusions.
With the following letter the community informs about the decision of the court: