Since early June, a Lutheran church in Hamburg has been sheltering 80 African refugees. Numerous volunteers have been caring for them and supporting them as long as their future remains uncertain. A former DJ and bouncer is protecting them.
Germany has suspended deportations to Afghanistan in the wake of the latest bomb attack in Kabul. Now is a good time for an open-minded assessment of asylum policy, says DW's Florian Weigand.
Their names are Amir, Yaqob and Nesrin. They come from Afghanistan and Iran, but their new home is Germany. Here, they get baptized. Are refugees fraudulently using baptisms to improve their chances for asylum?
Thousands of refugees in Germany are converting from Islam to Christianity, although it could carry a huge personal risk for them. Independent churches are especially seeing many new converts.
Little has changed in German public opinion on the large influx of refugees since the fall of 2015, according to a new study. Readiness to help is also about the same, though there is skepticism in the East.
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