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Schura Hamburg - membership

Schura Hamburg (SCHURA - Council of Islamic Communities in Hamburg eV; Hamburg VR 16234) is an amalgamation of several mosque associations and other Muslim institutions and educational institutions in Hamburg that took place in July 1999. The Shura is an umbrella organization at state level that tries to gain recognition as a representation of Muslims in Hamburg. It represents (as of 2009) around 40 different mosque communities as well as Islamic women’s, cultural and student associations and, in addition to Turkish, Arab and German associations, also organizes multi-ethnic groups. Individual communities of the Turkish organization DITIB are also represented in the Schura Hamburg. It is estimated that there are more than 120,000 Muslims in Hamburg. The Shura claims to represent 80% of these Muslims. The actual number is likely to be much lower. If one only assumes that all visitors to the Friday prayer feel represented by the Shura, then the number of Muslims represented can be estimated at a maximum of 10,000. A number between 5,000 and 8,000 Muslims in the Hanseatic city, for whom the Shura can speak, would be realistic. In 2007, the Shura, along with the DITIB and the Alevi communities in Hamburg, was in negotiations with the Senate for the introduction of Islamic religious instruction. There are also efforts to be recognized as a religious community by the city of Hamburg or to initiate a state treaty for Muslims. Özlem Nas, women's representative of the Shura and functionary of the BIG eV represented the Shura in the Hamburg Integration Advisory Council during its 20th legislative period. According to its own statements, the Shura is resolutely against honor killings and forced marriages. [7] In addition, on behalf of Muslims, she rejects violence as a means of political conflict, pointing out that Islam recognizes a right of resistance “in the event of injustice and oppression”. Such resistance, however, must be “moderate and well balanced”. Violent resistance is permitted if there is no other option “to free yourself from severe oppression”. As long as the rule of law and democracy prevailed, however, the Shura regards the occurrence of this fact as impossible and violence as illegitimate. In the reports of the Hamburg Office for the Protection of the Constitution since 2008, the shura is not explicitly mentioned. However, they regularly report that the Islamic Center Hamburg (IZH), whose propagated understanding of society is assessed as contradicting the principles and values of the free democratic basic order, is involved in a leading position within the association.

Integration Advisory Board Hamburg-Mitte

The Integration Advisory Board advises the Authority for Labor, Social Affairs, Family and Integration (BASFI) and the Hamburg Senate on questions of integration policy. The advisory board is particularly active in the implementation and further development of the Hamburg integration concept  with. In addition, the advisory board takes up current issues in the field of integration. He can comment on integration-related topics and projects and make suggestions for the filling of committees of the Hamburg administration by people with a migration background. The Integration Advisory Board also acts as an "integration multiplier" in an implementation-oriented manner in all areas of society, in that the members actively contribute to promoting integration in their respective areas of responsibility.

Monitoring Committee

In the monitoring committee civil society, administration, politics and representatives of the youth forum work together on the orientation of the local partnerships for democracy and the implementation of the goals. Together with the lead office and the coordination and specialist unit, the cornerstones of the overall strategy are defined and it is decided which projects (individual measures) serve to achieve the goals. The Monitoring Committee makes its funding recommendation in each case. It performs these tasks as a strategically acting body that meets regularly. The tasks of the monitoring committee are through the federal program Live Democracy! Given.

The Monitoring Committee of the Local Partnerships for Democracy is composed of three political representatives appointed by the Committee for Social Affairs, two representatives from the district office, two members of the youth forum and the majority of representatives from civil society. It meets five times a year and, after carefully examining the submitted applications, speaks out for or against funding from the Action and Initiative Fund .

District conference

The district conference has existed for many years and was established as a body of the district  established institutions. The aim of the district conference is to exchange and coordinate information, opinions and suggestions between the facilities and institutions. The district conference is composed of representatives from all institutions in the district. So take z. B. the local schools, kindergartens, advice centers, aid institutions, parishes, mosque communities and the district management take part in the district conference.

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