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Speaking in Wittenberg on 31 October, the German Chancellor said the Reformation anniversary is “a great opportunity to strengthen the awareness about the Christian roots in our society”.
Coalition talks will be “tough”, the Chancellor admits. Concerns in Europe as AfD’s anti-migration party gets 94 seats in the Federal parliament.
The national election is on September, 24. “Evangelicals have the chance to help re-formulate basic principles of how we can live together peacefully”, says journalist Nicolai Franz.
Contemporary Germany may be the European leader, but the Berlin Wall still casts a long shadow over the country’s economic, political and spiritual landscape.
Violence could break out in Hamburg as thousands protest against world political leaders. Christians set up five Houses of Prayer.
The German Evangelical Alliance describes the Protestant State Church’s support for gay marriage as “catastrophic.” The law was passed despite the opposition of Chancellor Angela Merkel.
“Children face suspicion upon arrival”, the report states. Meanwhile, German Chancellor Angela Merkel has defended her policies on refugees in the wake of recent terror attacks
First integration law in German history will facilitate refugees to live and work in the country, if they learn about language and culture.
More than 15,000 rally in Dresden, supporting Pegida. There was also a anti-PEGIDA demonstration, which attracted 15,000-19,000 people.
The German chancellor speaks about her personal life in an interview with the Süddeutsche Zeitung. Her father was a Lutheran pastor.
President Joachim Gauck compares the challenge 25 years ago with the integration of refugees. 80% of population thinks reunification has been helpful.
The German Chancellor: “We all have the freedom to have our religion, to practice it, and to believe in it.”
The deal will need to be approved by eurozone finance ministers and national parliaments, European Commission explained.
Greece’s banks are to remain shut for a week, and a referendum on the country's bailout conditions will take place next Sunday, 5 July.
The Ukraine-Russia agreement includes the removal of heavy weapons and the release of all prisoners.
Angela Merkel and other senior politicians in Germany had asked not to attend the demonstration because it was organized by “people with hatred in their hearts”. Counter-rallies united thousands.