New Muslim Affairs Consultant as Part of the Partnership with Muslims in Baden-Württemberg
Migration and Inclusion

New Muslim Affairs Consultant as Part of the Partnership with Muslims in Baden-Württemberg

Information, Advice, Dialog Project

Some 600,000 Muslims live in Baden-Württemberg, many of whom were born and raised there. The majority of them wish to stay in Germany permanently and are already shaping and influencing life in their communities. With a range of initiatives, Islamic organizations can reach target groups that other bodies simply cannot. By contrast, long-term involvement in communal fields of activity cannot be taken for granted. Communal institutions and official bodies often feel a sense of unease and uncertainty, which is shared in many cases by Islamic organizations.

The Muslim Affairs Consultant appointed as part of the Partnership with Muslims in Baden-Württemberg – Information, Advice, Dialog project started work in April 2015. He will be offering advice for communities and Islamic organizations on what are often highly situation-specific issues. The aim is to strengthen knowledge of Islamic affairs in the communities of Baden-Württemberg and help Islamic figures become more involved in local communication and decision-making processes.

In Dr. Hussein Hamdan from the Akademie der Diözese Rottenburg-Stuttgart (academy of the Rottenburg-Stuttgart diocese), we have managed to secure the services of a proven expert to serve as the Islamic Affairs Consultant for the communities and Islamic organizations of Baden-Württemberg. Our fellow partner institution for the project is the Kehl University of Applied Sciences, which will evaluate the work of the consultant, who will also be supported by a team of experts.

Contact

Dr. Hussein Hamdan
Muslim Affairs Consultant
Phone: +49 (0)711 1640-743

Contact at the Foundation

Volker Nüske
Phone: +49 (0)711 46084-673