Heinrich Bedford-Strohm -- theologian, Bishop of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Bavaria, and Chairman of the Church Conference of the Evangelical Church in Germany -- calls on people to stand together and assist the weak and downtrodden.
Green politician and Tübingen Mayor Boris Palmer takes a contentious stand on refugees in his new book, saying Germany won't be able to help everyone. He tells DW why fears of the German public should not be dismissed.
If Free Democratic Party head Christian Lindner has his way, war refugees will have to leave Germany as soon as conflict ends. The proposal critiques Angela Merkel's CDU - though they may end up as political partners.
In the interview: Bishop Heinrich Bedford-Strohm, Head of German Lutheran Church.
Rescue operations are "the obligation of all those who are at sea," says the EU's border control boss. In a DW interview, he describes the huge challenges the EU faces in a situation that means life or death every day.
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