Based on the experiences collected in the RAN community and recent research, this issue paper by Sakina Abushi and Götz Nordbruch (ufuq.de) assesses challenges related to questions of social cohesion and the prevention of polarisation related to the arrival of asylum seekers and refugees in Europe.
The aim of preventive work is to create alternative offers that counteract the appeal of Salafist discourse and show real prospects in society. Participation in society needs to be more attractive than total withdrawal into an exclusive umma, argues Götz Nordbruch (ufuq.de) in this article.
TThis companion formulates recommendations to envision schools as ‘labs for democracy’ that would provide sustainable responses to radicalisation. It aims at improving teaching methods and adopting institutional structures to strengthen teachers and schools as facilitators who will build and strengthen democratic values amongst students and empower them as active citizens.
Watch a video in which Mariam, research fellow of our project Alternativen Aufzeigen!, speaks about how to ensure that the messages at the heart of ufuq.de’s campaigns are pitched right for young people.
The Salafist scene in Germany emerged around 2004/5 with a few prominent preachers, and since then various strains have evolved. A conversation with Heiner Vogel about current developments in the scene.
Anti-Semitic statements and worldviews present educators with particular challenges, often because they are also connected with issues and conflicts that present themselves in a plural, multi-ethnic society. In her article, Anne Goldenbogen summarises the current state of academic debate on anti-Semitism in multi-ethnic societies. She argues for a critical examination of one’s own attitudes and experiences within pedagogical work, but also calls for a greater consideration of young people’s realities of life and of their constructions of identity.
What is to be done? Germany between islamic extremism and islamophobia : an action plan
turn – Verein für Gewalt- und Extremismusprävention (Wien 2018)
Experiences of discrimination and marginalisation are widespread among young Muslims in Germany. Mistrust and exclusion create a climate in which radicalisation becomes possible. Jochen Müller stresses the importance of addressing these issues in education.
ufuq.de (Berlin 2017)