What our supporters say
We consider the concept of the “Integrationswerkstatt”, planned and implemented by refugees and non-refugees together – with space for social assistance and an interreligious prayer space, with a bicycle self-repair café and diverse possibilities of encounter for “old and new neighbors” through playing sports together, playing music together, gardening together and playing together – to be a sound approach towards promoting integration. We advocate for and endorse this initiative.
This is exactly the kind of hopeful story we wish to see as the norm, not the exception, for the Muslim-Jewish relationship, and the Integrationswerkstatt is a project, and a model, that the MJC, both as an institution and in its individual members, is proud to support and assist.
Watch Lord Mayor Karsten Fehr’s full video of support here:
I believe this project to be a genuine effort to integration, increased economic opportunity for refugees, and fighting against radicalism in both refugee and local German communities.
Watch Rabbi Michael’s full video of support here:
In the Press
Though the Integrationswerkstatt normally only makes the press locally, we’ve translated many of the top stories for you.
Check out our stories from SWR (SouthWest Broadcast), the Rhein Zeitung and the General Anzeiger in the press corner.