integrations, Danish society, immigrants, religion


One of the most controversial social issues in the western hemisphere today is the integration of immigrants into a host society. The problems appear to be many and the solutions few. In Denmark we have had a long and at times heated debate about immigrants, their integration into Danish society and their religious practices - including how religion can influence the integration process of immigrants. During the last 10 years this "problem" has made headlines over and over again and has often greatly influenced the decision making process of our parliament. But we are not alone. The "integration problem" exists in all countries - though the approach to and view of immigrants greatly vary - and maybe especially in the western hemisphere - at least if you look at the amount of laws and restrictions made here in connection to immigration. One thing is for certain - there is no simple answer as to how we make "the others" a part of "our" society