LONDON (Reuters) -- For Rabbi Julia Neuberger and other British Jews applying for German citizenship, the decision taps into deep emotional baggage due to the weight of history.
(Reuters) The CDU's calls for a partial ban come as it has lost support to the anti-immigrant Alternative for Germany (AfD) party, which says Islam is incompatible with the constitution.
PARIS (RNS) Pressure is mounting there because of last year's rapid influx of refugees from the Muslim world, which has challenged state and local authorities to integrate them better.
HAMBURG, Germany (RNS) It has been 125 years since this group of anti-church, humanist thinkers established themselves in this port city, and in an increasingly irreligious country the tradition it promoted -- akin to a confirmation ceremony without religion -- is undergoing a rediscovery.
BERLIN - A cloth with a drop of blood from former Pope John Paul II has been stolen from Cologne Cathedral, German police said.
(RNS) Anti-Semitism among refugees from Arab Middle Eastern countries is growing, in a nation that is acutely aware of the memory of the Holocaust.
BERLIN (Reuters) Bishop Heinrich Bedford-Strohm told the Heilbronner Stimme newspaper that teaching Islam in schools nationwide would give Muslim pupils a chance to take a critical approach to their own religion.
(RNS) Creating a “mosque tax” for Germany’s 4 million Muslims, who make up about 5 percent of the population, would tap a broad base of contributions that could replace foreign funds.
(RNS) Support for far-right politicians who espouse anti-Muslim views has grown amid the influx of over 1 million immigrants to Germany last year.
(RNS) The practical approach these faculties have taken contrasts sharply with the increasingly shrill declarations coming from Germany’s far-right.
BERLIN — Lutz Bachmann, the co-founder of Germany's anti-Islam PEGIDA group , is charged over sending social media posts in which he called refugees "cattle," "garbage" and "scumbags."
(RNS) There’s a whiff of nostalgia around the restoration, with critics claiming that the aim is to restore some of the glory of the Prussian kingdom that dominated Imperial Germany.
BERLIN — The party is profiting from popular angst about how Germany can cope with an influx of migrants, over a million of whom arrived last year.
CANTERBURY, England (RNS) The archbishop also rejected as "absolutely outrageous" claims that people worried about refugees were racist.
(RNS) Olivier Ndjimbi-Tshiende was harassed after he criticized a local politician who talked about an “invasion” of Eritrean refugees.