Time for more pride in German constitution|DW’s Kay-Alexander Scholz thanks Navid Kermani for calling Germans to rediscover their pride in the constitution.

The two main speeches on the 65th anniversary of the German constitution could mark a turning point, DW’s Kay-Alexander Scholz believes. Both highlighted the text’s strengths. DW’s Kay-Alexander Scholz Federal President Joachim Gauck – Photo courtesy President homepage:  http://www.bundespraesident.de Navid Kermani . Photo courtesy . Kermani homepage: http://www.navidkermani.de Wow. On the 65th anniversary of the…

Happy Birthday Germany: Today on 3rd October 2015, we are celebrating 25 years of unification| Two Germany united as full sovereign country peacefully without firing a single shot

Video: German Reunification, CNN, 1990.10.3 Uploaded on 6 Jan 2009 CNN’s Bernard Shaw reports live on the ceremonies marking reunification between East and West Germany on October 3, 1990. ***** Germany: 25 Years German Unification —Deutsche welle de 09.-11.11.1989 Explosion of emotion The border is open. Hours after the famous press conference given by Politburo…

‘Islam belongs to Germany’, Merkel insists before rally — Times of Malta com

German Chancellor Angela Merkel said yesterday Islam “belongs to Germany”, in a clear repudiation of anti-immigration protesters gathering in Dresden and other cities in Germany. A day after walking arm-in-arm with French President Francois Hollande at the front of a massive march in Paris to honour the victims of killings by Islamic militants, Merkel received…

Endlich: Es wächst zusammen, was zusammenwachsen muss — MiGAZIN DE (Berlin: Muslim, Jews, Christians and Politician against terrorism – In German language)

Noch nie haben Muslime und die Spitze des Staates ein so deutliches Zeichen gesetzt. Vor 10.000 Menschen demonstrierten der Bundespräsident, führende Regierungspolitiker und Muslime ein längst überfälliges und wichtiges “Wir”. Endlich. 10.000 Menschen kamen zur Kundgebung der Muslime gegen den Terrorismus Stärker hätten Muslime und die Spitze des Staates Geschlossenheit nicht demonstrieren können. Mit der…

Goethe-Institut in Myanmar: We’re Open!

The Goethe-Institut in Myanmar was closed for more than 50 years. Now, it has reopened, giving local artists hope for investments in culture and education. They also hope that their country stays on the right pathway to democracy and justice. By Peter von Becker Villa in need of a makeover: The future institute in Yangon…

German President Praise Islamic Theology — On Islam Net news article

The president was speaking during a Thursday’s visit to Munster University’s Islamic Theology Center. OnIslam & News Agencies Friday, 29 November 2013 00:00 MUNSTER – German President Joachim Gauck has praised the Muslim community as a part of the German society, asserting Germany as a common land for all its citizens. “Over two thousand sanctuaries…

Paderborn: “Drei Orte – eine Ausstellung” — Credo Ausstellung (in German)

Diözesanmuseum : Lux Mundi CREDO-Ausstellung im Diözesanmuseum Das Diözesanmuseum bildet unter dem Titel Lux mundi – Licht der Welt – den thematischen Auftakt der CREDO-Ausstellung. Der Rundgang setzt chronologisch ein mit der Ausbreitung des Christentums in der Antike. Ausgehend von Rom, das als Grablege der Apostel Petrus und Paulus seit dem 4. Jahrhundert mehr und…

Cultural Dialogue in Germany: Overcoming a Bloc Mind-set in East and West — Qantare de article by Fabian Pianka

Germany has to be a “bridge-builder between cultures”, said the German Federal President Joachim Gauck ***** At the invitation of Federal President Joachim Gauck, several thousand citizens met at Berlin’s Schloss Bellevue to exchange views at the “place of encounters”. Fabian Pianka depicts the current mood prevailing in Germany with regard to immigrants, how art…

"We belong together in Europe"- German Federal President Gauck inaugurates exhibition on medieval Christianization in beautiful city of Paderborn — Evangelical Church in Germany

The exhibition makes it clear “how greatly Christianisation moulded Europe and, with other factors, has characterized it to this day”. Gauck added that the Middle Ages provided an object lesson for social conflicts and models for resolving them. They illustrated the fascination of earlier cosmopolitanism – of a vibrant and dynamic cultural exchange from Scandinavia…

Former Rights Activist Elected German President – Voice of America news

  Photo: Reuters Joachim Gauck holds flowers after being elected president at Germany’s Federal Assembly in Berlin, March 18, 2012. German lawmakers have elected former East German rights activist Joachim Gauck as the country’s new president. Parliament speaker Norbert Lambert said the 72-year-old Gauck received 991 votes out of 1,232 ballots cast during a special…