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  1. German Primary Schools Offer Lessons in Faith

    For the first time, public schools in Germany will offer classes on Islam to primary school students. The classes, taking place in Hesse State, will employ state-trained teachers and specialty textbooks, and are designed to support the integration of Germany’s large Muslim minority. The new curriculum teaches Islamic ethics alongside more established Christian ones. Officials hope that by attempting to connect the different religious and ethnic strands in German society, they will prevent the type of radicalization that lead two young Germans to die in Syria after answering the call for jihad.

    Source: NYT

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