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Farago, David

Master carpenter, gbs regional group coordinator


Photo: Evelin Frerk

David Farago, born in 1980 in Budapest, was the fifth of six siblings. His pregnant mother fled to Munich with him and his older brother. He grew up in an orphanage in Munich until 1989; afterwards he lived with religious foster parents in Miltenberg in Lower Franconia. This is where he discovered that God cannot be logically proven and turned away from faith.

After finishing high school, business school, and training as a carpenter, he worked in various companies for several years. He was not allowed to complete the subsequent training course to become a specialist teacher because of "lack of suitability" for the position; in Bavaria, such teachers are civil servants and can effectively be subject to a religious test. After attending a master school in Munich he successfully passed the exam for master carpenter in July 2013.

In 2010 David Farago became a supporting member of the foundation and was a founding member of the Augsburg regional group in 2011. After his engagement for the "Anti-Pope-Demo" in Berlin he was co-founder of "Generation Giordano" and worked on the new edition of the humanist gallery, which was established by photographer Evelin Frerk. He is initiator of the action art "Das 11. Gebot - Du sollst deinen Kirchentag selbst bezahlen!" ("11th Commandment: Thou shalt pay for thy Church Days thyself!"), which first drew attention to the constitutionally questionable subsidisation of church conventions in Regensburg 2014 and a few months later in Leipzig and Münster on the sidelines of the Katholikentag (Catholics Day), receiving considerable media response.

Since 2012 he has been one of the foundation's regional group coordinators (first election: March 2012, re-election: March 2015) and is responsible for the support and coordination of projects. Further information on our regional groups can be found on our website under Structure/Regional Groups.