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The crucified Jesus is enthroned over the door, students kneel in front of Mecca, others mock all God. Everyone comes together in the country's classrooms; Christians and Muslims, Jews and atheists. Nowhere is there such a narrow space negotiation which role religion should play in German society as in the schools of the republic. Students and graduates, parents and teachers tell stories.

Michael, high school graduate: Every student should be brought up according to Christian values

"Religion hardly affects everyday school life, but even that is too much for some. I am a Roman Catholic, I graduated from high school last year. Unlike many of my friends, I go to church regularly. At the beginning of my high school years it was common that In the classroom there was a cross at the front of the door. Before the beginning of the first lesson, a pupil had to recite a prayer from a small booklet, or was allowed to one goes to church together, each according to his denomination.

For the Muslims there was care in the school. In the past eight years, however, all of that has changed a lot: For example, a non-denominational parent complained that a child could not be expected to see a cross all day. The child never complained about it, but the mother probably wanted to make a name for herself. The prayer before the first hour also became a voluntary cause, ultimately abolished. The school is now almost completely decoupled from religion. In my opinion, that's a shame, as Christianity is part of our culture, especially in a rural region in Bavaria.

Every student should be brought up according to Christian values. The teaching of Christ is still relevant and important in this day and age. If the children no longer go to church and the parents do not educate them religiously, then all that remains is school. One can argue about the church, but hardly about the humanism that Jesus wanted to convey. This is gradually being lost in a generation of egomaniacal atheists. "

Seriously, teacher: My students are proud of their religion, but not radical

"I teach at a business school whose students are 90 percent Muslim. Half of the Muslim girls here wear a headscarf, while the other half doesn't cover their hair. This is not a problem within the student body. It only becomes difficult when Individual girls visibly put on make-up, wear tight clothes or put on high heels. Then there is talk of a "slut" and the boys at the school are angry about why the girl is so "open-hearted." We discuss things like that together in ethics -Lessons are good opportunities to promote tolerance and hold up the mirror to the boys: first they insult these girls and then they look at naked pictures of women together. Unfortunately, this double standard is widespread.