The noise of a plane, a smell that reminds the refugees of the war. Often trifles suffice to arouse traumatic memories. Many refugee children suffer from such traumas and naturally do not leave them behind when they go to school. Christiane Sättler-Adel reports on her experiences with unaccompanied refugees at a one-day conference on refugees in Protestant schools in Hanover.
Art from the holocaust.
They were created in secret, at the risk of the artist's life, and survived in hiding places. The pictures by inmates of concentration camps told of daily life in the face of threatened annihilation. Death is present in them all. A selection of works can be seen now in Germany for the first time.
"Do to others as you would have them do to you".
Concluding its meeting today in Breklem, Schleswig Holstein, the Council of the Evangelical Church in Germany (EKD) today set out the priorities of its work for the 2016. A key issue will be handling the challenges arising from the high number of refugees in Europe.
New EKD Council takes position on refugee situationHumanity and human solidarity come to the fore.
EKD Council chair Heinrich Bedford-Strohm at New YearProtestant and Catholic churches shaken at terror in Paris.
Cardinal Reinhard Marx and Heinrich Bedford-Strohm on the attacks and hostage-taking in ParisNew Council inducted.
Festive service to conclude EKD SynodEKD: Bedford-Strohm re-elected.
Term of office until 2021. Heinrich Bedford-Strohm remains chair of EKD Council