Islam Finds a Home in German Classrooms

Germany is unusual amongst countries in its attitude towards religion—it considers faith to be "sociologically and psychologically important and part of both individuals and society." In these advances, it has begun to teach the religion of Islam in its German-speaking public schools, within state-supervised curriculum that also covers Catholicism and Protestantism. This helps the German people to get to know their large Muslim population better and helps weed out radicalism with education. This is part of a larger strategy to better integrate their Muslim residents, which has a lot of public support.

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