Where we work
Facts about Germany
Area: 357,027 km.sq
People: 91.5% German, 2.5% Turkish, 6% Other
Official Language: German
Religion: 63.5% Christian (30% Protestants/31% Catholic/2.5% other), 30% Non Religious, 5% Islam, 1.5% Other Faith
Geography and climate
The majority of Germany is covered by either arable land or forestry and woodland. Only 15 percent is covered by permanent pastures.
Politics and economics
Germany is the largest national economy in Europe. Since the age of industrialisation, the country has been a driver, innovator, and beneficiary of an ever more globalised economy. Germany is the world's top exporter. Most of the country's products are in engineering, especially in automobiles, machinery, metals, and chemical goods.
Even after the German reunification in 1990, the standard of living and annual income remains significantly higher in the former West German states. The government has set the goal of meeting half the country's energy demands from renewable sources by 2050.
People and society
During the last decade of the 20th century Germany has transformed its attitude towards immigrants considerably; the government and German society are acknowledging the opinion that controlled immigration should be allowed based on the qualification of immigrants.
Germany is historically called the land of poets and thinkers. There are 240 subsidised theatres, hundreds of symphonic orchestras, thousands of museums and over 25,000 libraries spread over the 16 states.
Religion and the church
Protestantism is concentrated in the north and east and Roman Catholicism is concentrated in the south and west. Pope Benedict XVI was born in Bavaria. Non-religious people, including atheists and agnostics are especially numerous in the former East Germany and major metropolitan areas.
Meet our team in Germany
Mission opportunities in Germany
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Care and Social Action
Work in an international cafe in one of the biggest cities in Germany. The cafe is located in a multicultural district and receives people from different nationalities, religions and backgrounds.