Thursday, October 1, 2015

Prof. Dr. Bülent Ucar receives the Federal Cross of Merit

Prof. Dr. Bülent Ucar, board member of the House of One and Chairman of Avicenna - academic foundation, received on October 1st 2015 the Federal Cross of Merit the Federal President.

In his laudatio the Federal President states:

Bülent Uçar is a pioneer in the field of Islamic Religious Education, which is a central aspect for the coexistence in the Federal Republic. In 2007 he founded at the University of Osnabrück the Center for Intercultural Islamic Studies and has been significant in the expansion of the Institute of Islamic Theology, which he also directs. Bülent Uçar is nationally and internationally in demand as a contact person and mediator for politicians and the public. He looked at the model project "training of imams", supported the Islamic Conference of the Federal Minister of the Interior as an expert and was appointed to the future dialogue between the Chancellor in the Working Group "self-image of Germany". In addition, he has founded the Avicenna - academic foundation in 2012, a promotion program for talented young and socially engaged Muslim students and doctoral candidates. Since founding the academic foundation, he has held the post of chairman.



Here you find the Avicenna - academic foundation: httppublic://