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Religion and Politics in Germany and the GDR – “From Almanya to Germany” Excursion on 16.02.2019 in Leipzig

Religion and Politics in Germany and the GDR – “From Almanya to Germany” Excursion on 16.02.2019 in Leipzig
Religion and Politics in Germany and the GDR – “From Almanya to Germany” Excursion on 16.02.2019 in Leipzig
Religion and Politics in Germany and the GDR – “From Almanya to Germany” Excursion on 16.02.2019 in Leipzig
Religion and Politics in Germany and the GDR – “From Almanya to Germany” Excursion on 16.02.2019 in Leipzig
Religion and Politics in Germany and the GDR – “From Almanya to Germany” Excursion on 16.02.2019 in Leipzig
Religion and Politics in Germany and the GDR – “From Almanya to Germany” Excursion on 16.02.2019 in Leipzig
Religion and Politics in Germany and the GDR – “From Almanya to Germany” Excursion on 16.02.2019 in Leipzig
Religion and Politics in Germany and the GDR – “From Almanya to Germany” Excursion on 16.02.2019 in Leipzig
Religion and Politics in Germany and the GDR – “From Almanya to Germany” Excursion on 16.02.2019 in Leipzig

Discovering Leipzig together, getting to know the history of Leipzig in connection with the history of Germany as a whole and learning more about religion and politics in Germany…these were the goals of our excursion on 16.02.2019. This took place within the framework of the DOZ project ‘Von Almanya nach Deutschland’ and in cooperation with the DaMigra project ‘MUT-MACHERINNEN*’. The day out generated a great deal of interest: 24 adults, including 13 women and 11 men as well as 10 children were all involved.

We all learning something about the history of Leipzig and the GDR. As part of a walk through the city centre, including a visit to Leipzig University and the St. Nicholas Church, the participants learned more about the Peaceful Revolution and the relationship between religion and politics in the GDR. We then had a guided tour of the exhibition ‘Dictatorship & Democracy in Germany since 1945’ in the Zeitgeschichtliches Forum. The tours were offered in simple German. A language mediator was also on hand to translate into Arabic.

During the tour, one thing that stood out in particular was how many similarities the participants recognized between the history of Germany and their home country. Most were originally from Syria. Many of them saw the Peaceful Revolution in 1989 as an example.

To round off the excursion, everyone enjoyed a shared lunch where it was possible to forge strong new bonds.

 

Upcoming events

When? Where? What?

09.03.2019

10.00 – 17.00

 

Pöge-Haus

Hedwigstraße 20, Leipzig

 

Intercultural workshop on life in Germany – 6

Subject: Education and Vocational Training in Germany

20.04.2019

10.00 – 17.00

Intercultural workshop on life in Germany – 7

Subject: Daily life in Germany

27.04.2019

Day out in Leipzig

Subject: Leisure and Social Work in Leipzig

08.06.2019

10.00 – 17.00

Pöge-Haus

Hedwigstraße 20, Leipzig

Intercultural workshop on life in Germany – 8

Subject: Dealing with Extremism, Racism and Discrimination

15.06.2019

Day out in Leipzig

Subject: Women and Democracy in Leipzig

13.07.2019

10.00 – 17.00

Pöge-Haus

Hedwigstraße 20, Leipzig

Intercultural workshop on life in Germany – 9

Subject: Living Democracy

Participation is free Childcare is available.

 

Register or enquire via

email to julia.q@doz.international or

telephone/whatsapp on  0157-31142909.

 

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