Common Ground broadcast Nov. 9, 2020: Becoming German – Should religion count?

Should secular practices or religious beliefs determine who becomes a German citizen?

 

Common Ground broadcast Nov. 9, 2020: Becoming German – Should religion count?

An administrative court in Baden-Württemberg recently upheld an unusual requirement for German citizenship — shaking hands with the opposite sex. A Muslim applicant refused to do it and couldn’t become a German as a result.

On this episode of Common Ground, we ask, what’s more important in Germany? Religious freedom or secular values?

Host Soraya Sarhaddi Nelson is joined by Said Ahmad Arif, imam at the Khadija mosque in Berlin; David Wengenroth, editor at the Lutheran news outlet, Idea; Sadiqu Al-Mousllie, Central Council of Muslims in Germany board member; and Ernesto Grueneberg, immigration lawyer in Berlin.

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