Conference on Diversity and Islamophobia

17.10.2011

In light of growing Islamophobic tendencies across Germany, the Bavarian Red Cross celebrated its 125th anniversary with a conference dedicated to the topics “diversity” and “Islamophobia” in Nuremberg on October 15th. The backdrop to the Red Cross’ engagement in the debate about Islamophobia is its guiding principle of promoting the respectful co-existence between immigrants and the native population. The conference, entitled “Promoting Diversity, Equality and Integration – Challenging Islamophobia in Europe”, is organized to discuss the current situation of Muslims in Europe and, according to the Bavarian Red Cross, aims to identity strategies to effectively counteract Islamophobia. The conference programme also includes the presentation of a number of practical examples from various European cities.