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Being a teacher of Islamic religion has been one of the most enriching tasks of my career so far. To educate and accompany children and young people on their way to becoming young adults and members of the society of tomorrow is a great responsibility that has given me many insights and joy.

You can get a small insight into my time as a teacher on this page.

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TV report on "Deutsche Welle": Politik direkt | Islamic religious education - a young teacher breaks tabus

Interview in Der Spiegel: "Students should form their own judgments"

Islamic education has not progressed for years. Lamya Kaddor teaches religious studies in Dinslaken. In an interview, the teacher talks about Koran schools, prayers in class, liberal and conservative Muslims, and rules of conduct for young people.



Ms. Kaddor, what do you think speaks in favor of Islamic religious instruction in public schools in Germany?


Lamya Kaddor:

The most important reason is that in good classes, students are not only taught factual knowledge about their religion. They also learn to deal with this knowledge independently and critically, and to form their own judgments about what is important and what is less important in their faith.

Article at Qantara: Bridge builder in focus: Lamya Kaddor "I want to strengthen young Muslims in their identity"

Lamya Kaddor is a leading representative for liberal Islam in Germany. The religious educator has received numerous awards for her commitment. But she also faces hostility from many sides. Ceyda Nurtsch introduces her for For some people, it seems, the day has more than 24 hours. Lamya Kaddor is one of them. She has a family of her own and teaches Islamic religion at school. She has published several books and travels throughout Germany to give lectures. She regularly writes articles and columns. For years, she was the chairwoman of the Liberal-Islamic Federation, which she co-founded, as well as the "Association of Teachers of Islamic Studies in the German Language." And now she's going into politics, too.

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