Christiane F. We Children from Bahnhof Zoo

Yesterday I started to watch the film “Christiane F. We Children from Bahnhof Zoo”. And I’m frightened. Notably because of how young Christiane F. was. Because the film is based on a true story indeed. Christiane is just 13 when she slides right into the drug scene inside. And it was not so that they…

When winter comes

When winter sets in, he likes to do it with mud and snow. Where snow is actually the pleasant variant which makes the world look at once incredibly clean and wrapped in cotton wool. Sometimes, however, the winter offers other interesting possibilities, like here yesterday at the Olympic Park in Munich. The tower, which is…

Feeling guilty today on Reformation day?

Maybe you have a bad conscience today. Who knows why. So you’re in good company. Then Martin Luther, we do celebrate Reformation Day today in the commemoration, also suffered a massive bad conscience. However, his concern was more holistic and also religious. The question was, how can stand before God a human being, even if…

Peter and the Wolf

Hurray, the wolves are back! In Germany, more and more wolves will gradually sifted and some environmentalists are pleased with this new, supposedly ecological happiness and balance. The wolf as a relative of the dog, some say, was almost a bit a friend of the people. In the musical tale “Peter and the Wolf” by…

Child poverty in Germany

More than one in five children in Germany is considered poor. Sometimes this poverty is only temporary, for several years, for example. Pleasant for those affected, the whole is certainly in any way. Here, however, poverty is not meant in comparison to other countries, not for example, a poor country in Africa, but the relative…

10:05 knife attack in Munich

Apparently, a few minutes ago in Munich on Rosenheimerplatz a knife attack with multiple casualties took place. The app Katwarn reports following. City of Munich reports: Warning special case. Valid from 10.21.2017, 10:05. Warning: Police use at Rosenheimerplatz. Perpetrators injured several people with knives. Avoids the entire area around the Ostbahnhof! Perpetrator is currently flüchig….

Post from Michigan

Yesterday I received an email from Michigan, United States. The aim was to imagine one side, namely on Hildegard von Bingen. In the Catholic Church it is considered holy and she was a polymath of the Middle Ages. The linked page below presents them and offers his view of the Middle Ages. The site was…

On the Alp there’s no sin

Even if the scribed in the headline idea is perhaps not necessarily to prove it was yesterday one of the best ideas in the Munich area to go to a pasture at the brilliant weather, a mountain meadow with a farmed hut on it. Whether it therefore was there sin or not, there was at…

After decades, German Turks still feel like outsiders

As an anti-immigrant mood rises in the country, even second-generation German Turks say that years of trying to fit in have not paid off. Some are looking for opportunities in Turkey. (…) Reporting from Munich, Germany — Eleven years of trying to fit in have yet to pay off for Yazay Eminaga. He has learned…

Germany 3:2 Uruguay !!!

2006, ich schalt den Fernsehe an, WM im eigenen Land, bunte Fahnen in der Hand, ein Sommermärchen, olé! Dann in der Schweiz und Österreich, Die Bilder auf den Straßen gleich Die Sommerparty frisch und leicht Ich glaube, ich versteh’! Schland oh Schland,

Pope unlikely to grant bishop’s request to be reinstated

VATICAN CITY (RNS) Pope Benedict XVI will meet a German bishop who resigned in April following allegations that he hit children, but is unlikely to consider the bishop’s request to be reinstated, the Vatican said Wednesday (June 16). Bishop Walter Mixa, who admitted to striking children in the 1970s and ’80s, told the German daily…

Demjanjuk case could set precedent in Germany

BERLIN – For Bronislaw Hajda, an 85-year-old Polish-American, the trial of John Demjanjuk is a bad omen. Like Demjanjuk, whose trial began Monday in Germany, Hajda was born in Eastern Europe and taken prisoner by the Nazis at a young age. He too trained in an SS camp and was employed as a Wachman (a…

Massacre Raises Issue of Gun Control in Europe

“WAIBLINGEN, Germany: As a portrait emerged of the troubled teenager who rampaged through his former school in a murderous spree this week, German police and officials on Friday distanced themselves on Friday from their initial assertion that the killer had signaled his intention on the Internet.” > more. Also read : > German police question warning on Internet  >More…

Advent and Christmas

Have a closer look to what christmas means. It’s not the Coca-Cola-Santa-Claus, whom we owe christmas. It was more something like a small child, that came from outside our imagination into this world with all its disharmony and questions. > more. picture: joshunter,flickr.com

Islam According to Gallup

Dalia Mogahed spoke at July’s Common Word Conference at Yale University, where hundreds of moderate Muslims and evangelical Christian scholars met seeking better understanding. As senior analyst and executive director of the Gallup Center for Muslim Studies, Mogahed travels widely, engaging audiences on what Muslims think. Her analysis has appeared in The Economist, The Financial Times, and The…

Wiesn / Oktoberfest in Munich, Germany

Nothing theological today. Just a link to the world’s most famous beer-party, the “Wiesn” or “Oktoberfest”, which takes place a few miles away from here in Munich, Germany. If interested, have a look at the homepage (… but don’t get drunk too much by looking at it…): > more. picture: DMWyllie,flickr.com