Unfortunately, conflicts due to religious affiliation and cultural differences are commonplace in schools in Lower Saxony. Our workshop, which is offered in general and vocational schools from the 10th grade onwards, enables students to gain in-depth knowledge of Islam and Judaism. This should help them develop a critical approach to prejudices and stereotypes. The theoretical discussions in the curriculum are enriched by personal encounters and the knowledge is imparted first-hand.

The insights into the history of the Jewish-Muslim dialogue promote the students‘ understanding of democracy and diversity. This is particularly important given their often multicultural socialization. The main goal of our workshops is the concrete prevention of racism, anti-Semitism and Islamophobia. Our Jewish-Muslim tandems are actively committed to non-violent, tolerant and respectful coexistence between religions and cultures. They stand against discrimination based on religious affiliation and foreignness and serve as an exemplary example of how Muslims and Jews can treat each other with respect.

In addition, our speakers are happy to be available as competent contact persons for schools beyond the workshops in order to support further activities in the context of the prevention of Islamophobia, anti-Semitism and racism.

If you are interested in an interreligious/intercultural tandem, we look forward to hearing from you at the following address

Email address: judischmuslimischestandem@gmail.com.

Project management:

Rabbi Dr. Gábor Lengyel , has been active in interreligious dialogue for many years with a focus on Christian-Jewish and Jewish-Muslim dialogue.

Rumeysa Koç , currently aspiring lawyer and Muslim speaker at Forum Dialog Niedersachsen eV, with a particular focus on interreligious dialogue.

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