VATICAN CITY (RNS) — In a country with a long tradition of outspoken theologians, Agnes Wuckelt has her say about Germany's Catholic bishops' two-year summit studying the Church's beliefs on sexuality, love and priestly life.
PARIS (RNS) — The story of Akiva Weingarten, an ultra-Orthodox New Yorker who was ordained in Israel and started over as a Reform rabbi in Germany, sounds like a made-for-TV movie saga.
(RNS) — For the past three decades, the most heinous anti-Jewish excesses of the world's most famous Passion play have been slowly eliminated, but more work needs to be done.
(AP) — The shooting that left two dead and several injured as Jews observed Yom Kippur, the holiest day of the year for their faith, has shined a spotlight on the worldwide rise of anti-Semitic incidents.
ERFURT, Germany (RNS) — Today, the question remains which part of Luther's legacy will have the greater impact on the upcoming election.
HALLE, Germany (AP) — An attacker tried to force his way into the synagogue in the city of Halle but did not get in as 70 to 80 people inside were observing Yom Kippur, a local Jewish leader said.
VATICAN CITY (RNS) — Following an attempt by the Vatican to exercise control over its upcoming and reform-driven gathering, the Catholic Church in Germany has made it clear that it has no intention of backing down, proving to be yet another wedge in the internal church wars that have plagued Pope Francis' six-year papacy.
LINDAU, Germany (RNS) — During breaks in their four-day meeting, many delegates to the Religions for Peace global assembly found time to explore the town of about 25,000 people.
To wear a kippah in Germany is a sign of defiance. What about us?
PARIS (RNS) — Despite a noted lack of attendance on Sundays, Western Europeans don't mind paying to keep established churches open, according to a new survey by the Pew Research Center.
(RNS) — After the Holocaust, Jewish males born in postwar Germany were exempted from military service, but about 300 volunteers are now in uniform.
PARIS (RNS) — The state subsidies to churches have survived due to a provision in the law that makes ending them more costly than continuing to pay.
WASHINGTON (RNS) — Working in obscurity, a German artist created an accordioning illustrated Bible that, fully expanded, would stretch more than a mile.
(RNS) — The group's manifesto said mass migration threatened Jews because Muslims were brought up with anti-Semitic views and the AfD was 'the only party in Germany that tackles the issue of Muslim hatred of Jews and doesn’t make excuses for it.'
BERLIN (AP) — The apology came on the same day that Pope Francis acknowledged that the sex abuse scandal rocking the Catholic Church was driving people away.