Berlin senators and members of the Muslim community launched a scheme this week to teach imams more about German society and boost dialogue between religious and non-religious groups.
About 25 imams from all over the capital have registered to join the pilot program including German history and politics lessons, with the aim of becoming better informed about the ways of life in the country they live in. “In today’s world, imams are no longer just asked for advice on religious issues,” Berlin Integration Commissioner Guenter Piening told Reuters. “They are also quizzed about mundane, everyday life,” said Piening, adding part of the course involved visiting the Bundestag lower house of parliament and then discussing Germany’s democratic political system. Josie Cox reports.
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