Hamburg begins with interreligious education

June 23, 2014

Starting in August 2014 two schools in Hamburg will test religious education in a joint sponsorship involving Jewish, Christian and Islamic communities. With this the federal state of Hamburg implements a treaty closed one year ago. Precondition for Muslim teachers is, however, that they have a regular as well as an Islamic teaching qualification and that the student body contains a high proportion of children with an Islamic background. In re-organizing religious education Hamburg’s school board is expecting positive effects on tolerance and de-radicalization.