An Investigation on the Religious Education Services of DITIB Cover Image

DİTİB'in Din Eğitimi Faaliyetleri Üzerine Bir Değerlendirme
An Investigation on the Religious Education Services of DITIB

Author(s): Yakup Çoştu, M. Akif Ceyhan
Subject(s): Education, Migration Studies, Ethnic Minorities Studies, Sociology of Religion
Published by: Hitit Üniversitesi Sosyal Bilimler Enstitüsü
Keywords: DITIB; Religious Education Services; Turkish Immigrants; Germany;

Summary/Abstract: The Presidency of Religious Affairs (DIB) has overseas organizations under the name of ‘Office of the Counsellor for Religious Services’ affiliated to the Turkish Embassies in European countries where Turkish citizens reside. Within this framework, The Religious Services Office of the Embassy of the Republic of Turkey in Germany was founded in 1980. In July 5, 1984, ‘The Turkish-Islamic Union for Religious Affairs-DITIB’ affiliated with this Office was established in Cologne. DITIB started organizing various activities, such as religious, social, cultural and educational, through mosque unions for both Turkish and other Muslim immigrants living in Germany.In this paper, we will try to analyse its religious education activities with a macrodescriptive method. It is thought that DITIB has tried to solve Turkish immigrants’ problems that come out during the integration process, to keep their integrity, and to ensure the continuity of their community. According to our research, DITIB has been considered by Turkish Muslim immigrants as the most reliable foundation among the other Turkish religious organizations in Germany.

  • Issue Year: 8/2015
  • Issue No: 1
  • Page Range: 39-51
  • Page Count: 13
  • Language: Turkish
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