As a country of immigration, Germany is home to a wide range of religions.
People from very different religious backgrounds are to be encountered on a daily basis. Freedom of religion is highly valued in Germany. It is enshrined in Article 4 of the Basic Law:
(1) Freedom of faith and of conscience, and freedom to profess a religious or philosophical creed, shall be inviolable.
(2) The undisturbed practice of religion shall be guaranteed.
The majority of Germany’s inhabitants are Christian. Some 50 million people, or two-thirds of the German population, are members of either the Roman Catholic Church or the Evangelical Church in Germany.
Islam, which accounts for almost five percent of the population, is the third-largest religion in Germany. In addition, there are over 70 other religious communities in Germany. These include the Jewish community, which has congregations and synagogues throughout the country, and Ahmadiyya, Baha’I, Buddhist, Hindu, and Sikh communities.
A good third of the population is without confession.
The parent organisation of the Alevits in Germany
Forum for dialogue between representatives of the German state and Muslims in Germany
(German, English, Turkish)
Overview on the Islam in Germany
Opportunities to contact Member Communities of Buddhist groups
Information on the Protestant belief in Germany
(German, English, French)
Roman Catholic Church in Germany
Project to foster the dialog between religious communities
Information about Judaism and search for Synagogues
(German, English, Russian)
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