An Initiative of the Ministry of
Endowments and Religious Affairs
Sultanate of Oman
August 23, 2010 through September 16, 2010
With 580,000 inhabitants Dortmund is one of Germany‘s largest cities. The Reinoldinum is a modern conference and educational facility which is located in the city center and is frequented by many visitors. The institution has a close relationship with Islamic organizations in and around Dortmund, which often make use of the facilities for their own events.
The exhibition "Religious Tolerance: Islam in Oman" was opened in Dortmund in the presence of Mayor Manfred Sauer; Mr. Michael Westerhoff, Director of the Evangelical Education Center; and Mr. Alex Moll, Director for Culture of the German-Omani Association.
At the exhibition opening Dr. Mohammed Al-Mamari, who is Advisor to the Minister of Endowments and Religious Affairs, and who serves as the director of the Religious Tolerance project, explained the goals of the Omani government: "Whether Jew, Muslim, Hindu, atheist or other: we strive to maintain an active dialogue with every religious orientation."
As a result of this exhibition the Evangelical Adult Education Programm of Dortmund did organize a 12-day study tour to Oman in November 2011, also with the theme of religious tolerance.