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German High Court Overturns Headscarf Ban For Teachers

AP | Posted 03.13.2015 | Religion

BERLIN (AP) — Germany's highest court on Friday struck down a state law banning teachers from wearing headscarves as unconstitutional, saying it vio...

Angela Merkel Joins Top Political Leaders In Supporting Germany's Muslims

The Associated Press | Posted 01.13.2015 | Religion

BERLIN (AP) — Chancellor Angela Merkel urged Germans not to marginalize Muslims or other minorities Tuesday, as the country's political leaders prep...

Why A Swim Class Became A Court Case

AP | Posted 09.11.2013 | Religion

BERLIN -- A court in Germany has ruled that a Muslim girl cannot be excused from mixed-sex swimming lessons on the grounds of religious belief. The 1...

Chancellor Merkel: Islam Is Part Of Germany

AP | Posted 09.26.2012 | Religion

BERLIN -- Chancellor Angela Merkel says Islam has become a part of Germany and she is urging her fellow citizens to show tolerance for Muslims. She t...

Muslim Prayer In School? Germany Says No

Alexander Goerlach | Posted 02.12.2012 | Religion
Alexander Goerlach

When prayer inhibits peaceful coexistence, when religion does not foster the formation of community, it does not have a place in schools.

German University Starts Training Imams

AP | KIRSTEN GRIESHABER | Posted 05.25.2011 | College

OSNABRUECK, Germany — Ahmed Sami spoke only Arabic when he moved from Morocco to Germany eight years ago to work as an imam. During his Friday p...

Germany Experiments With Training, Certifying Imams

Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion

By Niels Sorrells Religion News Service BERLIN (RNS) As Islamic life and society claims an ever larger place across western Europe, imams increasingl...

German Mosque Protest Spurs Street Scuffles

Al Jazeera | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Scuffles have broken out after about 1,600 people demonstrated against a rally held by a group opposing the building of a mosque in the German city of...

German Muslims Show That Fear Of Rising Anti-Semitism Is Misplaced

Huffington Post Contributor | Mehmet Daimaguler | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Berlin -- There is fear that anti-Semitism is rising among Europe's Muslims, transforming Europe into the new center of hate against Israel. But Europ...