Protection against radicalization

Germany's ambassador to the Holy See, Annette Schavan, has spoken out in favor of denominational religious instruction in German schools. At a panel discussion, however, she also received contra for her statement.

The Synod of Bishops comes to an end after three weeks in Rome. The Bochum theologian Thomas Soding participated as an advisor. On our site interview, he talks about the results of the meeting – and warns against transferring the situation of the German church to the rest of the world.



Interviewer: As the synod draws to a close, what insights and new experiences will the bishops bring with them on Sunday??

In the debate on the role of Islam in Germany, the SPD and the Greens have spoken out in favor of recognizing Islam as a religious community by the state and thus placing it on an equal legal footing with Christian churches. Union politicians, on the other hand, are distancing themselves.

What path is Judaism taking in Europe?? © dpa

What does the future of Judaism look like in Europe? According to the deputy executive director of the World Jewish Congress, Maram Stern, the way forward is unclear. He is particularly concerned about the growing right-wing populism.

Belfast has been rioting for days. After six years, the police in Northern Ireland had to use water cannons again against rioting people. The Rev. Stephan Arras in Ireland knows the uncertainties in the neighboring country.

Working together against social hardship

The social situation is also tense in his home country. Against this backdrop, Francis has called on religious communities in Argentina to work together. There is no alternative to dialogue, the pope stressed.