• Intercultural Week 2020 in Tübingen

    Intercultural Week 2020 in Tübingen

    Starting on Sunday, September 27th and going through Tuesday, October 6th, Germany celebrates the Intercultural Week. This year's motto is, “Live together, grow together”. The aim of the Intercultural Week is to provide information on the topics of migration and integration and to offer intercultural experiences for people to take part in. According to Cornelia Weber from the Diakonisches Werk Tübingen: “Encounters lead to the reduction of fear and turn...
  • Volunteers share their experiences

    Volunteers share their experiences

    During the Tübingen Intercultural Week, an exhibition will take place in the District Office Tübingen, in which volunteers will share their experiences with refugees. The touching, funny and personal stories are printed on posters, which are placed outside between the buildings of the Tübingen District Office in the Wilhelm-Keil-Straße 50. The exhibition will run from September 29th to November 1st and is free of charge. For the opening of the...
  • Mutual empowerment for Muslim women
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    Mutual empowerment for Muslim women

    In September, K.I.O.S.K is hosting an empowerment group for young Muslim women who have fled to Germany. The focus is on the compatibility of family, health and work. The training is for girls and young women only. The two coaches will talk to the participants about female role models, exchange experiences and facilitate a mutual strengthening among the participants. The training will take place on two dates: On September 17th...
  • Why Muslims celebrate the Festival of the Sacrifice
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    Why Muslims celebrate the Festival of the Sacrifice

    By Rahima Abdelhafid For more than a billion Muslims worldwide, the “Festival of the Sacrifice”, “Eid al-Adha” in Arabic, begins on Friday, July 31, 2020. It is the highest festival in Islam. Due to the Islamic lunar calendar, the date of the festival changes every year. In the sun calendar it shifts backwards by usually eleven days a year. The Festival of the Sacrifice reminds Muslims of the trust Prophet...
  • Lecture on multilingual children
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    Lecture on multilingual children

    Do children with a different mother tongue learn German better or worse? Are there disadvantages to children growing up with several languages? Professor Annick De Houwer from the University of Erfurt will talk about these questions and more in an online lecture on Tuesday, 21st July from 6:00 to 7:30 pm at the Volkshochschule Tübingen. De Houwer has published several textbooks and research papers on multilingualism in early childhood. The...
  • Corona as of July 1st: Demos allowed

    Corona as of July 1st: Demos allowed

    Starting July 1st, 2020, new regulations to combat the corona pandemic will apply in Baden-Württemberg. The Corona Regulation expressly respects the importance of freedom of assembly under Article 8 of the Basic Law. In principle, there are no limits to the number of participants. However, the organizers must work to ensure that the demonstrators abide by the distance rule. The authorities can also request certain hygiene measures. However, the law...
  • Corona as of July 1st: No hygiene plan required for private celebrations for up to 100 people

    Corona as of July 1st: No hygiene plan required for private celebrations for up to 100 people

    Starting July 1st, 2020, new regulations to combat the corona pandemic will apply in Baden-Württemberg. Starting July 1st, a hygiene plan is no longer necessary for private events with no more than 100 participants. This applies, for example, to birthday or wedding celebrations, baptisms and family celebrations. This is in the ordinance of the state government on infection protection measures against the spread of the SARS-CoV-2 virus of June 23,...
  • Private parties with a maximum of 99 guests

    Private parties with a maximum of 99 guests

    Starting Tuesday, 9th June 2020, weddings and birthday parties will be permitted to be celebrated with more guests. In one’s home, up to 20 people from different households are allowed. No restrictions apply among family members anymore. This was announced by the federal state government of Baden-Württemberg. They made two examples: If four people live together in one household, up to a maximum of 16 people that are not related...
  • How Syrians Celebrate Eid al-Fitr
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    How Syrians Celebrate Eid al-Fitr

    Youssef Kanjou Eid al-Fitr, the Feast at the end of Ramadan, is celebrated as a religious and social ritual that lasts for three days. We prepare everything during Ramadan. This includes baking the various sweets for the celebration, buying clothes, organizing family visits and cleaning as well as decorating the houses. On the day before Eid al-Fitr, mothers work particularly hard when it comes to preparing for the next day...
  • Large events remain forbidden

    Large events remain forbidden

    Large events are prohibited in Baden-Württemberg until at least August 31st, 2020. The state government listed popular festivals, large sporting events with spectators, large concerts, festivals, wine festivals (in villages, cities, streets), shooting clubs (Schützenfeste) and funfair events as examples of prohibited events. For smaller public or private events/celebrations as well as events without a celebratory character, a relaxation is not yet in sight. This is stated in the seventh...
  • Ramadan begins: What does fasting mean in Islam?
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    Ramadan begins: What does fasting mean in Islam?

    By Oula Mahfouz This year, Ramadan begins on Friday, April 24, and continues until May 23. This date is determined by some Muslim countries and organizations through astronomical calculations, while others rely on seeing the crescent of Ramadan in the sky with the naked eye on the Thursday before. The month of Ramadan has a special meaning for Muslims and they consider it a month of closeness to God and...
  • Still no events

    Still no events

    In Baden-Württemberg, events are still fundamentally prohibited, even after the Fifth Ordinance amending the Corona Ordinance of April 17. The restrictions apply until May 3. According to a decision by the federal and state governments, major events should not be possible until at least August 31, 2020. tun 041803 Foto: tünews INTERNATIONAL; Wolfgang Sannwald. Latest information on Corona: Click here
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    Mothers in training

    During a discussion evening, refugee women will report on their experiences in training in Germany. They will talk about how family and work can be reconciled and answer questions. The event is only for women and takes place in a protected setting. Interpreters and childcare staff are on site, and there is also catering. All refugee women are invited on Tuesday, March 24th to the next event. It will take...