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A dream comes true

A dream comes true

In a synagogue © Taliv (shutterstock)

More than a thousand synagogues and Jewish community centers were destroyed in the pogroms in Germany on 9. Destroyed in November 1938. 81 years later, there are 101 synagogues and 31 prayer halls nationwide – and the trend is upward, especially in the east.

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No more “no” to the “yes word”?

With the power of outgoing U.S. President George W. Bush is also losing traction on some of his ideas. In addition to a change of course in U.S. foreign policy, the strengthened Democratic opposition is waiting to be able to set a new course in domestic policy as well. A particular thorn in the side of liberals is values-based ies. In recent months, for example, the so-called Virginity Rules and the 700 or so sexual abstinence programs across the country have come under increasing fire.

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Designed for allah

Four years ago, Melin Kesmen printed "I love my prophet" on a T-shirt. With it, the Muslim wanted to make a peaceful statement about his religion. The T-shirt became an international German-Muslim fashion label. Proof that lifestyle and living Islam are not mutually exclusive.

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Olsburg leaves the relegation zone behind it

olsburg leaves the relegation zone behind it

The danger is averted. After an extremely successful weekend, MTV olsburg climbed three steps up the stairs of the table tennis district's top division and has left the relegation zone, at least for the time being. The rook sextet not only outclassed MTV Lichtenberg 9:5, but also sent newcomer ESV Wolfenbuttel home with a 9:0 defeat one day later.

MTV Lichtenberg – MTV olsburg 5:9. Both teams could not fall back on their regular lineup. While Gregor Lanuschny and Jens Schroter were missing for the hosts, olsburg had to do without the number three, Holger Patz. "In addition, Bernd Feddeck had twisted his back doing home improvement work and was only able to move to a limited extent," says Carsten Rook, regretting his team's situation. The personnel deficits were alleviated by Lucas Prochwitz from the six levels lower district class.

Despite this, olsburgers succeeded in making a phenomenal start until 5:1. Involved were the duo Dominik Lambrecht/Marcus Doring, who scored 16:14 against Dirk Policha/Wolfgang Kiesel after defending numerous match points in the decisive set, as well as Rook and Rudiger Grobe. The two and the damaged oldie Feddeck contributed afterwards to the four-point cushion of the guests.

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Top priority

Top priority

Praying hand in hand © vchal (shutterstock)

U.S. bishops want to increase outreach to former parishioners who have turned their backs on the Catholic Church. This is a top priority, Bishop Barron told the plenary session of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops.

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Between hope and disappointment

After the end of the Pope's trip to Bavaria, the reactions to the second visit to Germany by the head of the church are – as was to be expected – highly varied. Tubingen theologian Hans Kung and church critic Eugen Drewermann said there were no signs of a rethink in the church.

Following the conclusion of the Pope's trip to Bavaria, reactions to the church leader's second visit to Germany are – as was to be expected – highly varied. Tubingen theologian Hans Kung and church critic Eugen Drewermann said there were no signs of a rethink in the church. Catholic bishops, on the other hand, expect the visit to provide new impetus for the church in Germany. According to a survey, 69 percent of Bavarians ame that the Pope's visit will have a lasting effect. 72 percent of Catholics and 74 percent of Protestants think the trip gives impetus to faith, according to an infratest survey. our site will be documenting both positive and critical comments and assessments of the Bavarian visit here in the coming days.

Stoiber takes positive stock of the Pope's visit Bavaria's Prime Minister Edmund Stoiber (CSU) has drawn a positive balance of the Pope's visit. The six-day stay of Benedict XVI. in his Bavarian homeland will have a lasting effect, Stoiber said on Thursday on Bavarian radio. "Benedict XVI. The Prime Minister said that the memorial service "combines love of one's homeland and loyalty to one's homeland with a universal message" that gets deep under people's skin. On the last day of his trip, the pope visited Freising, where he was ordained a priest in 1951, on Thursday.

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At the mercy of the employer

Housemaids, nannies, butlers and gardeners have one thing in common: they work in private households and have few rights. This is now to change: Next year, the International Labor Organization ILO is planning a convention on the rights of domestic workers, which is already under discussion.

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“Outstandingly established”

Building of the Humboldt University of Berlin © Julia Steinbrecht (KNA)

One year after the launch of the Institutes of Catholic Theology and Islamic Theology, the Humboldt University HU in Berlin has drawn a positive balance sheet. Both institutions have "established themselves in an outstanding way," says HU President Sabine Kunst.