In the Netherlands, the trade in church antiques and artifacts is flourishing. As church membership declines nationwide, more and more monasteries and cathedrals are closing. Their treasures are being snapped up by customers from around the world.
Bavaria plans to hang crosses in state buildings – a decision that has triggered a huge debate across the nation. But where is the scandal, wonders Felix Steiner.
Five centuries ago, Martin Luther reformed the Christian church to prevent the marketing of religion. But in Africa, the debate over blending God and money is a very timely one.
A new study has found that 54,000 high school students in Germany receive Islam religion lessons — but 10 times as many would be interested. Experts say religion classes encourage integration and counter extremism.
Germany's next president need not be a Christian as has been tradition, German President Joachim Gauck has said. The former Lutheran pastor doesn't rule out the possibility of a Muslim or an atheist holding the post.
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