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Religiosity in East and West – Conceptual and Methodological Challenges

Religiosity in East and West – Conceptual and Methodological Challenges

2018-10-13
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Call for Papers Date: June 25 - 27, 2019 Venue: Munster (Westphalia), Germany Organizers: Dr. Sarah Demmrich (University of Munster) & Prof. Dr. Ulrich Riegel (University of Siegen) Abstract Deadline: January 15, 2019 The concept of religio...
German minister upsets fellow conservatives over Muslim holidays

German minister upsets fellow conservatives over Muslim holidays

2017-10-13
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German Interior Minister Thomas de Maiziere has upset fellow members of Chancellor Angela Merkel’s conservative bloc by proposing that Germany introduce Muslim public holidays.
Sacred Journeys 5th Global Conference: Pilgrimage & Beyond

Sacred Journeys 5th Global Conference: Pilgrimage & Beyond

2017-09-27
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Call for Papers Date: July 5-6, 2018 Venue: Indiana University (IU) Europe Gateway, Berlin, Germany Abstract Submission Deadline: February 28, 2018 The latest research indicates that more than 400 million people embark annually on traditional pil...
German parliament votes in favor of partial burqa ban

German parliament votes in favor of partial burqa ban

2017-05-03
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The German parliament has supported a draft law banning women working in the civil service, judiciary and military from wearing full-face Islamic veils. Burqas and niqabs will be prohibited in selected professions as part of the legislation, which w...
Germany Muslim Population Percentage 2017 By City Demographics Religion German

Germany Muslim Population Percentage 2017 By City Demographics Religion German

2017-04-11
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Owing to labor migration in the 1960s and several waves of political refugees since the 1970s, Islam has become a visible religion in Germany. According to a national census conducted in 2011, 1.9% of Germany's population (around 1.5m people) de...
The Push to Ban Arabic Sermons in Europe's Mosques

The Push to Ban Arabic Sermons in Europe's Mosques

2017-04-11
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In several Western European countries, some politicians want to force imams to deliver sermons only in the official language: In Germany, imams should preach in German; in Italy, in Italian; in Britain, in English; in France, in French. To justify th...
Germany dismisses 'Islam law' as integration debate resurfaces

Germany dismisses 'Islam law' as integration debate resurfaces

2017-04-03
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Germany has no plans to introduce an 'Islam law' codifying the rights and obligations of Muslims, a government spokesman said on Monday, dismissing an idea floated by allies of Chancellor Angela Merkel ahead of federal elections in September. Merkel,...
German official wants 'Islam law' to shed light on funding and teachings by 'imported imams'

German official wants 'Islam law' to shed light on funding and teachings by 'imported imams'

2017-03-30
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Germany’s Deputy Finance Minister has called for the introduction of an “Islam law” which should enable more transparency in the Muslim community's affairs by setting up an official mosque registry and encouraging imams to conduct s...
Journey through an Islamic Germany: A book seeks to give diverse Muslims a voice

Journey through an Islamic Germany: A book seeks to give diverse Muslims a voice

2016-11-17
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Karen Krüger, journalist at culture desk of the conservative weekly Frankfurter Allgemeine Sonntagszeitung, has released a new book in which she embarks on a journey through what she terms an ‘Islamic Germany’, portraying divers...
The Berlin Graduate School Muslim Cultures and Societies

The Berlin Graduate School Muslim Cultures and Societies

2016-11-01
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The Berlin Graduate School Muslim Cultures and Societies (BGSMCS) investigates the plurality, changeability, and global connectedness of Muslim cultures and societies. The area of study includes Muslim societies in the Middle East, Africa, and Asia,...
In Germany, Syrians find mosques too conservative

In Germany, Syrians find mosques too conservative

2016-10-31
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Syrians in Germany say many of the country's Arab mosques are more conservative than those at home. Over two months, a dozen Syrians in six places of worship in three cities told Reuters they were uncomfortable with very conservative messages in Arab...
Merkel says refugees didn't bring Islamist terrorism to Germany

Merkel says refugees didn't bring Islamist terrorism to Germany

2016-08-21
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Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Wednesday refugees had not brought terrorism to Germany, adding that Islam belonged in the country as long as it was practiced in a way that respected the constitution. More than a million people fleeing war and pover...
Deradicalization programs in Germany are failing

Deradicalization programs in Germany are failing

2016-08-19
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Figures released in July by Destatis, the government's statistics agency, showed that more than 2.1 million people migrated to Germany in 2015. More than 33,000 migrants who are supposed to be deported are still in Germany and are being cared for by...
German Judges Call for Headscarf Ban in Court to Show 'Neutrality'

German Judges Call for Headscarf Ban in Court to Show 'Neutrality'

2016-08-19
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Two German associations of judges have called for a headscarf ban on judges and lawyers, arguing that the measure is required to ensure neutrality in court.
5 Facts about the Muslim Population in Europe

5 Facts about the Muslim Population in Europe

2016-07-25
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Here are five facts about the size and makeup of the Muslim population in Europe based on the Pew Research Center’s most recent population estimates.
German Journalist Reverts to Islam on `Eid

German Journalist Reverts to Islam on `Eid

2016-07-13
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Famous German journalist Martin Lejeune has announced his reversion to Islam, pronouncing shahada, the declaration of faith, in front of hundreds of Muslims.
German court rules against headscarf curbs for law students

German court rules against headscarf curbs for law students

2016-07-07
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A court in Bavaria has ruled against restrictions on wearing headscarves for law students who are undergoing practical training in the justice system in the German state. The Augsburg administrative court upheld a complaint by a 25-year-old Muslim s...
This place of worship would be 3-in-1: Church, synagogue and mosque

This place of worship would be 3-in-1: Church, synagogue and mosque

2016-07-05
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A group of Christians, Muslims and Jews join hands to build a place where they can all worship: Berlin's "House of One" is aiming to become the world's first building to combine a church, a synagogue and a mosque under one roof.
German President Attends Ramadan Iftar

German President Attends Ramadan Iftar

2016-06-30
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German President Joachim Gauck joined Muslims on an interfaith iftar last week in Berlin, sending an out loud message against demonizing Muslims. “Promoting encounters is particularly important at a time when mutual mistrust is spreading,&rdqu...
Islamophobia on the rise in Germany - study

Islamophobia on the rise in Germany - study

2016-06-25
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Germany is seeing a rise in Islamophobia, according to a new study which highlights the tensions surrounding the recent influx of refugees. More than 40 percent of residents said they believe Muslims should be forbidden from coming to Germany.
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