Pakistan’s gateway to another world — Photos on Qantara de

Far away from Pakistan’s motorways and cities, there are regions of the country where centuries-old forts, imposing shrines and natural attractions – largely unknown to most travellers – are just waiting to be discovered. Julis Koch takes us on a photographic trip through Punjab and Gilgit-Baltistan Upper Kachura Lake is located at an altitude of…

German textbooks are behind the times in their treatment of Islam and immigration — Viola B. Georgi from the University of Hildesheim

How German textbooks present Islam and immigration-“Diversity is part of everyday life” — Qantara de ***** Read this article in Deutsch Islam und Migration in Schulbüchern, “Vielfalt als Teil des Alltags” — Qantara de ***** In conversation with Arnd Zickgraf, Viola B. Georgi from the University of Hildesheim explains why German textbooks are behind the…

For Islam and democracy |Manifesto published by Muslim intellectuals — Qantara de

***** Read article in Deutsch: Für Islam und Demokratie|Manifest muslimischer Intellektueller — Qantara de ***** Read in Arabic: ميثاق مفكرين مسلمين لتحديد معالم التفسير التقدمي للإسلام نحو إسلام ديمقراطي يوائم قيم ومتطلبات الحداثة *****   Muslim intellectuals have called on their fellow believers to indentify the failures of Muslim societies and develop an Islam for…

"I don’t know how Mohammed can be offended" — Interview with Harry Harun Behr, professor of educational science with focus on Islam at the Goethe University in Frankfurt.

***** Read article in Deutsch „Ich weiß nicht, wie man Mohammed beleidigen kann“  — Interview mit Harry Harun Behr, Professor für Erziehungswissenschaft mit dem Schwerpunkt Islam an der Goethe-Universität in Frankfurt ***** The Muslim religious educator Harry Harun Behr promotes openness in theology. Stefan Toepfer spoke to him about violence, teaching Islam, the fight against…

Study on attitudes in "Post-migrant Germany"| Do you love Germany? — Qantara de article in English, German and Arabic languages

A new study entitled “Post-migrant Germany” set out to investigate attitudes on national identity in Germany. According to the results, these attitudes are ambivalent: people in Germany are open-minded, yet many in mainstream society have major reservations with respect to Muslim immigrants. By Claudia Mende ***** Read this article in Deutsch Studie “Deutschland postmigrantisch” |…