The 2nd and 3rd Generation of Immigrants - Opportunities and Challenges

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9th June 2018
09/06/2018 9:30 - 17:30


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Rebekka Kühn
Lecturer - Integration Assistant Course


Hagelkruisstraat 19, 5835 BD Beugen, The Netherlands   View map

By now some migrants living in Germany are 3rd generation. The children of the first immigrants have integrated to various degrees. Some are very much rooted in the culture of their parents; others feel like Germans, others are between the two cultures. This seminar aims to create an awareness of the situation of the 2nd and 3rd generation of migrants and to show where these children and youth need special attention to find their identity between two cultures.

Learning Objectives:

  • Becoming aware of the special situation of the 2nd generation
  • Being aware of Muslim efforts to reach the 2nd generation
  • Being aware of the situation of migrant churches
  • Being aware of Christian efforts to reach the youth of the 2nd generation

Main Topics:

  • Living between two cultures
    • The Third-Culture phenomenon
    • Identity and culture
  • Muslim Youth
    • Radicalisation of Muslim youth
    • Islamic associations and youth work
  • Challenges for churches
    • Overview of migrant churches
    • Conflicts between parents and children in migrant churches
    • Challenges for German churches
  • Forms of Christian youth work among the 2nd generation youth

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