Seyran Ates founded the Ibn-Rushd-Goethe Mosque in Berlin as an inclusive place of worship for liberal believers. Her efforts have resulted in attacks and death threats, mostly originating abroad. Still, her vision is spreading to other cities.
Can Muslim women and men pray together as equals? In Berlin, a liberal mosque housed in a Protestant church just opened. Many people are pleased, but not everyone. DW's Sabine Kinkartz reports.
In the year since its foundation, Berlin's liberal mosque has established itself and is attracting ever greater interest. But lawyer Seyran Ates, who opened the mosque, lives with ongoing hostility and threats.
Eighty years after Kristallnacht, Jewish life has become common again in Berlin. More than 30,000 Jews now live in the city, despite anti-Semitism and police protection. Christoph Strack reports on the cautious normalcy.
The rise of nationalism and religious fundamentalism is a threat to human rights worldwide, activists warn. In an effort to curb hateful politics, the "Secular Week of Human Rights" launched this week in Berlin.
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