Jürgen Micksch (born January 20, 1941 in Breslau ) is a German Protestant theologian and sociologist and initiator of various social and interreligious institutions; in his school days he was a child actor .
After fleeing from Breslau, Jürgen Micksch attended elementary school in Dorfbach in the Passau district and the Luitpold grammar school in Munich . During his school days, he worked as a child and youth actor in numerous plays in the Münchner Kammerspiele and in the Residenztheater in Munich , in radio plays on the Bavarian Radio and in films. He played theater in Waiting for Godot with Heinz Rühmann (director: Fritz Kortner ), in the children's film Hansel and Gretel he played Hansel, in the film Angst the son ofIngrid Bergman and in the circus film Der Dunkel Stern the blind artist child Manuel.
In 1960 Jürgen Micksch graduated from Luitpold-Gymnasium in Munich. He then studied philosophy and theology at the universities in Munich , Heidelberg , Tübingen , Berlin and Erlangen . In 1965 he passed the first theological exam and then worked as a vicar in Regensburg . In 1966 he became study inspector in Erlangen and began studying sociology in Erlangen, Nuremberg and Münster . In 1968 he graduated from the 2nd Theological Examination and 1971 he received his doctorate as a sociologist to Dr. phil. on the subject of "Youth and Leisure in the GDR".
From 1974 to 1984 he was a foreigner advisor and senior church councilor in the church external office and later church office of the EKD in Frankfurt am Main. In this role he was, among other things, chairman of the Ecumenical Commission for the Support of Orthodox Priests, KdöR (1980–1994) and managing director of the Churches' Committee on Foreigners Issues in Europe (1976–1984). He was the initiator and chairman of the nationwide Ecumenical Preparatory Committee for the Week of Foreign Citizens / Intercultural Week and in 1980 formulated the theses “The Federal Republic has become a multicultural society”, which sparked a long-standing controversy.
From 1984 to 1993 he was deputy director of the Evangelical Academy in Tutzing . During this time he founded PRO ASYL and the homeless newspaper BISS . In 1993 he organized and moderated events with the Dalai Lama and Carl Friedrich von Weizsäcker at the German Evangelical Church Congress .
In 1993 Jürgen Micksch was appointed intercultural representative of the Evangelical Church in Hesse and Nassau and held this office until 2001 . At the same time, he had lectureships at the universities of Heidelberg and Frankfurt am Main .
From 1994 to 2017 he was chairman of the Intercultural Council in Germany and initiated the International Weeks Against Racism , the Abrahamic Forum and the German Islam Forum. Since 2013 he has been managing director of the Abrahamic Forum in Germany  and since 2014 managing director of the Foundation for the International Weeks Against Racism . 
He is the author of over 350 articles in books, encyclopedias, and magazines as well as the author or editor of over 25 books.
Jürgen Micksch is co-founder or founder of the following institutions:
- 1972 Conference of Pastors for Foreigners (KAP) of the Evangelical Church in Germany (EKD) and chairman until 1984
- 1974 Ecumenical Preparatory Committee for Foreign Citizens Day / later renamed Intercultural Week . He was chairman from 1974 to 1995.
- 1976 Islamic-Christian working group on foreigner problems (ICA) at federal level.
- 1981 EKD Conference on Islamic Issues
- 1986 Working group Pro Asyl and subsequently chairman and chairman of the Pro Asyl development association and the board of trustees of the Pro Asyl Foundation, established in 2002, until 2012. Since 2012 he has been honorary chairman of the Pro Asyl development association. 
- 1986 Bavarian Refugee Council
- 1993 First homeless newspaper BISS (Citizens in Social Difficulties) sold nationwide by those affected in Munich
- 1994 Intercultural Council in Germany and chairman until 2017
- 1995 Islamic-Christian working group in Hessen
- 1996 Forum against Racism at the Federal Ministry of the Interior and member of the executive working group until 2007
- 2001 Abrahamic Forum in Germany and since the moderator, he has been the managing director of the association founded in 2013.
- 2002 German Islam forum and since then moderator and Islam forum in North Rhine-Westphalia (2003), Hessian Islam forum (2003), forum Muslims in the new federal states (2004), Islam forum Rhineland-Palatinate (2004), Islam forum Bavaria (2005) and coordination council of the Islam forums in Germany (2006)
- 2011 Interreligious Conference and Moderator until 2018
- 2014 Foundation for the International Weeks Against Racism  and executive board
- 2017 Working Group Religions and Nature Conservation and Chairman
In an interview with journalist Eren Güvercin in June 2013, Micksch took the view that “in principle, the term“ Islamism ”should be avoided. Because this suggests a connection between Islam and violence ”. But Islam wants to be a religion of peace, by which the behavior of Muslims must be measured. In the same interview he also criticized the fact that the Turkish-Islamic organization “ Millî Görüş ” (IGMG) and the “ Muslim Youth in Germany ” (MJD) were still mentioned in reports on the protection of the constitution - “They are thus presented as a threat. This then justifies their social discrimination. This is anti-Muslim racism ".
As spokesman for the German Islam Forum , Jürgen Micksch criticized the Evangelical Press Service in April 2015 for the fact that the Muslim Forum Germany, newly founded by Muslims, Alevis and Yazidis, would exclude Muslims who are organized in the major umbrella organizations. 
- 1952 The white-blue lion , role: Wilhelm von Kleewitz
- 1954 Hansel and Gretel , role: Hansel
- 1954 Angst , directed by Roberto Rossellini, role: son of Ingrid Bergman
- 1954 prisoner of love , role: ten-year-old son Richard
- 1955 The dark star , role: the blind Manuel
- 1955 08/15 in the homeland (3rd part) , role: Hitler Youth leader Heini
- 1955 Squirrel, Fernsehfilm
- 1961 Youth without advice , documentary film, leading role
Stage appearances (selection)
- 1951 The little chimney sweeper , opera, title role
- 1952 Peter Pan , role: John
- 1952 Caesar and Cleopatra , Role: Ptolemy
- 1953 Admiral Bobby , role: The Crown Prince of England
- 1954 Waiting for Godot , directed by Fritz Kortner (with Heinz Rühmann)
- 1955 Opening of the Indian Era , director: Hans Schweikart (with Mario Adorf)
- 1955 O wilderness , role: Tommy
- 1955 Der Zauberrubel , opera, leading role
- 1956 Young Columbus , title role
- 1956 Heinrich IV. , Director: Fritz Kortner (with Klaus Kinski)
Radio plays (selection)
- 1953 Pustepeter , title role (9 episodes)
- 1954 Pole Poppenspäler , title role (with Christine Kaufmann)
- 1956 The band of robbers , role: Winnetou
- 1957 Wilhelm Tell , role: Tell's son Walter
- Youth and leisure time in the GDR. Westdeutscher Verlag, Opladen 1972, ISBN 3-531-11129-9 . (Dissertation)
- Living with Immigrants: Positions in Protestant Foreign Work. Lembeck, Frankfurt am Main 1984, (contributions to work on foreigners; 7), ISBN 3-87476-222-X .
- Cultural diversity instead of national simplicity: a strategy against nationalism and racism. Lembeck, Frankfurt am Main 1989, (contributions to work on foreigners; 12), ISBN 3-87476-259-9 .
- Intercultural politics instead of demarcation from strangers. Lembeck, Frankfurt am Main 1992, (intercultural contributions; 16), ISBN 3-87476-285-8 .
- Diversity instead of simplicity: strategies against racism and xenophobia. Lembeck, Frankfurt am Main 1997, (intercultural contributions; 17), ISBN 3-87476-325-0 .
- Abrahamic and Interfaith Teams. Lembeck, Frankfurt am Main 2003, (intercultural contributions; 21), ISBN 3-87476-421-4 .
- Islam fora in Germany: Dialogues with Muslims. With a preface by Rita Süssmuth. Lembeck, Frankfurt am Main 2005, (intercultural contributions; 22), ISBN 3-87476-478-8 .
- Abrahamic ecumenism. Dialogue and cooperation. With Karl-Josef Kuschel. Lembeck, Frankfurt am Main 2011, (intercultural contributions, 26), ISBN 3-87476-632-2 .
- Muslims are part of German society. EB-Verlag, Berlin 2012, ISBN 978-3-86893-088-7 .
- Intercultural models against racism. EB-Verlag, Berlin 2014, ISBN 978-3-86893-165-5 .
- 25 years of International Weeks Against Racism. Brochure, Darmstadt 2019
- Abrahamic teams in Mediterranean countries, brochure in German, English and Arabic, Darmstadt 2019
- For a people-friendly society. Brochure, Darmstadt 2020
- Guest workers become citizens. Lembeck, Frankfurt am Main 1978, ISBN 3-87476-103-7 .
- Coexistence with Muslims. Lembeck, Frankfurt am Main 1980, ISBN 3-87476-147-9 (6 editions and over 200,000 copies).
- Christians and Muslims in conversation. 1982, (translations in English, French and Swedish).
- Multicultural coexistence. 1983.
- Evangelical foreign communities. 1986.
- Positive or negative? AIDS as fate and opportunity. 1988.
- Evangelical for a fundamental reason. How the EKD stands out against Islam. Lembeck, Frankfurt 2007, ISBN 978-3-87476-545-9 .
- From the Christian Occident to Abrahamic Europe. Lembeck, Frankfurt am Main 2008, ISBN 978-3-87476-561-9 .
- Anti-Muslim Racism. Conflicts as an opportunity. Lembeck, Frankfurt am Main 2009, ISBN 3-87476-596-2 .
- Together on site - communal Islam forums. With Ingrid Hoensch. EB-Verlag, Berlin 2011, ISBN 3-86893-053-1 .
- Religion and nature conservation - together for biological diversity . With Yasmin Khurshid, Hubert Meisinger, Andreas Mues, BfN-Script 426, Bonn 2016, ISBN 978-3-89624-162-7 .
- Anti-Muslim Racism - and What to Do? Brochure, Darmstadt 2016 (4th edition 2018).
- Literature by and about Jürgen Micksch in the catalog of the German National Library
- Jürgen Micksch in theInternet Movie Database(English)
- Video: Jürgen Micksch at Matters of Faith on Ebru TV : Trialogue in Europe on YouTube (English)
- Mitglieder des Abrahamischen Forums
- Board of the Foundation
- Bernd Kastner: Jürgen Micksch, founder of Pro Asyl: The indomitable optimist. Süddeutsche Zeitung, January 8, 2016
- start: Foundation for the International Weeks Against Racism started work , migration-online.de, 23 September 2014
- "Micksch: 'In principle, the term' Islamism 'should be avoided'" , in: "Grenzgängerbeatz - Eren Güvercin's writing corner", June 17, 2013
- Experts react cautiously to "Muslim Forum Germany": Waiting for impulses (www.domradio.de (Cologne), accessed on November 23, 2015)
- Heribert Prantl: Jürgen Micksch. The power of good. In other words: What an individual can do. Political history. Süddeutsche Zeitung, Edition Munich 2016, pp. 232–242, ISBN 978-3-86497-352-9
|SHORT DESCRIPTION||German Protestant theologian and sociologist|
|DATE OF BIRTH||January 20, 1941|
|PLACE OF BIRTH||Breslau|