Interaction between academia and society is one of the AIWG’s main missions. The Academy therefore offers communication formats designed to build bridges between Islamic-Theological Studies at universities and Muslim civil society. They reinforce social engagement amongst Muslims in Germany and help to promote the factual basis of public debate on Islam.
MENTi – the AIWG’s mentoring programme
The AIWG’s mentoring programme MENTi aims to help junior researchers in Islamic-Theological Studies as well as committed individuals from Muslim civil society to continue developing their potential, pursue further qualifications, and to contribute to society. MENTi seeks to reinforce social participation amongst people of Muslim belief, cultivate public debate on Islam and contribute to a natural interaction when it comes to religious plurality in German society.
MENTi is a member of the association Forum Mentoring e. V.
The AIWG Roundtable is a platform for intensive, trusting interaction and for developing solutions to socially-relevant issues relating to Islam in Germany. At the one-day meetings, actors from Muslim civil society, including their religious communities, from Islamic-Theological Studies and from other areas are given the opportunity to discuss concrete issues and challenges of Muslim life in Germany with a view to finding solutions.
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The AIWG's Collaborative Projects
Collaborative Projects allow actors in Muslim civil society and other societal fields of action to cooperate transregionally with researchers in Islamic-Theological Studies or other subjects.