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Cambridge Interfaith Programme's Academic Director Professor Esra Özyürek is the guest interviewee on the latest episode of the Germany Now podcast. The interview focuses on her recent research exploring the backstories behind conversions to Islam in today’s Germany.

Converts to Islam in Germany number about 100,000 according to current estimates. Presenter Chris Clark (Regius Professor of History at the University of Cambridge) asks questions including:

  • What motivates German converts to take this step? And what kind of step is it?
  • How are converts viewed by the communities they seek to join and how are they seen by mainstream German society?
  • And what does the convert’s journey across boundaries tell us about national and social belonging?

This is a conversation about identity, difference and the place of religion in a secular society.

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The Germany Now podcast is run from the DAAD-University of Cambridge Research Hub for German Studies.

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