(RNS) — As Halloween approaches, the Rev. David Collins, a Jesuit professor of history at Georgetown University, takes us back to a time in European history when witches were persecuted and executed by society.
WITTENBERG, Germany (RNS) — In the same way Martin Luther used the emerging technologies of his day, the blessing robot has sparked debate about humans and machines — and whether they might lead the church to a technological reformation.
BERLIN (AP) — At least 547 members of a prestigious Catholic boys choir in Germany were physically or sexually abused between 1945 and 1992, according to a report released Tuesday.
BERLIN (RNS) German politicians, meanwhile, have rushed to the defense of the mosque, making it a symbolic flashpoint in long-running debates about Islam in the country.
(RNS) 'Kein Ablass für Abgas!' (No indulgences for exhaust fumes), a pastor wrote about the German carmaker providing the official vehicle fleet for a biannual church assembly.
PARIS (RNS) European lawmakers are calling for tighter restrictions on the mosques, which critics say keep diaspora Turks from fully integrating.
(Reuters) Merkel, who will seek a fourth term in what is expected to be a close-fought ballot, has come under fire for opening Germany's doors to refugees, more than one million of whom - mostly Muslims - have entered the country over the past two years.
(Reuters) The move comes seven months before a federal election where immigration will be a prominent issue and the Bavarian conservatives that govern the regionare worried about losing votes to the anti-immigrant Alternative for Germany (AfD) party.
(REUTERS) The leader of Western Europe's largest economy also urged Germans to shun populism and said Germany should take a leading role in addressing the many challenges facing the European Union.
BERLIN (USA Today) — A massive manhunt is underway Wednesday for the driver of a truck that was intentionally crashed into a Berlin Christmas market, leaving 12 people dead and 48 injured.
BERLIN (USA Today) Merkel has faced sharp criticism over her decision to allow nearly 1 million asylum seekers to enter Germany from conflict zones in the Middle East and North Africa.
BERLIN (USA Today) — A large black truck slammed into a Christmas market in central Berlin on Monday night, killing at least nine people and injuring about 50 others in what police said was a deliberate attack.
(RNS) Germans want their president to be a moral leader willing and able to speak about the state of the nation’s soul. Pundits like to call this the 'preacher in chief' aspect of the job.
MINNEAPOLIS (RNS) 'Martin Luther: Art and the Reformation' at the Minneapolis Institute of Art, is the largest of three U.S. exhibits celebrating the upcoming 500th anniversary of the Reformation.
COLOGNE, Germany — Arabic speaking mosques are often short of funds, or else supported by Saudi Arabia and the Gulf states. Some back ultra-conservative or highly literal interpretations of Islam, such as Wahhabism or Salafism.