When news of the plan to house 50 refugees in the church and suspend Sunday services spread through the town, angry residents pressed church and city officials to reconsider. But nearly a month on, the uproar has died down and residents are beginning to warm to the refugees.
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(RNS) An initiative to quit converting Muslim refugees by the mainline Rhineland church prompted a sharp response from Germany’s small evangelical movement.
PARIS (RNS) The leading voices in Europe welcoming the asylum seekers are Pope Francis, who urged all Catholic parishes to take in at least one refugee family, and Chancellor Angela Merkel, the daughter of a Lutheran pastor.
PARIS (RNS) His German Catholic diocese wants to make him responsible for almost $5 million in losses incurred during the luxury makeover of his residence and office.
The 94-year-old man was convicted as accessory to the murder of 300,000 people and sentenced to four years in prison, in what could be one of the last big Holocaust trials.
COTTBUS, Germany (RNS) With the city’s backing and unanimous support among evangelical leaders, state officials offered to buy the church for the Jewish community and turn it into a synagogue — the first in the State of Brandenburg since 1938.
BERLING — A trend obscured by rising anti-Semitism and terror attacks in France and Denmark that have alienated Jews: In central and Eastern Europe, Jewish life is thriving.
BERLIN (Reuters) The court ruled that religious symbols could only be banned when they posed “not just an abstract but a concrete risk of disruption in schools.”
BERLIN (Reuters) Nasser El-Ahmad said his Muslim father vowed to slit his throat and his uncle threatened to burn him after dousing him with gas because they could not allow him to be gay.