This glossary explains frequently used terms relating to the language/integration nexus and guides you through the apparent complexities of the relevant concepts and terminology.

DITIB – Türkisch-Islamische Union (Turkish-Islamic Union for Religious Affairs (DITIB))

The Turkish-Islamic Union for Religious Affairs (DITIB) is a federation of currently 896 Turkish-Islamic mosque associations throughout Germany and, according to a study by the BAMF, is the most well-known of the Muslim associations in Germany. DITIB falls within the jurisdiction of Turkey’s Presidency of Religious Affairs (Diyanet İşleri Başkanlığı).

DITIB maintains prayer and teaching rooms and thus ensures that Muslims can practise their religion. As a flanking measure, it also runs advisory services, education and leisure programmes for migrants; the language and literacy courses sponsored by the BAMF and German courses for pre-school children play an important role in this context.

In 2009, DITIB developed the concept for the pilot project Imams for Integration together with the Goethe-Institut and the BAMF.

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