The University of Hamburg has become Germany's first higher education institute to write a code of conduct that defines how students can live their religions on campus. The "Code of Conduct for Religious Expression at Universität Hamburg" will "govern the respectful and peaceful coexistence of different religious beliefs," Dieter Lenzen, the university's president, said while presenting the 10-point paper last week.

Lenzen said an accumulation of incidents had led the university to draft the code. A preacher had publicly called for prayers in the corridors of the university. Male Muslims reportedly pressured some women to wear headscarves. A young man often prayed very loudly and called to Jesus Christ for help.

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