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Leipzig and Houston: through thick and thin

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We "heart" Houston sculpture. (Photo: public domain)

People in Leipzig have been pitching in to help its sister city of Houston as it reels from Hurricane Harvey’s devastation, amid a partnership that has lasted over two decades.

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Leipzig hosts fighters for press freedom

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The European Centre for Press and Media Freedom invites you to attend their conference on 5 October in Leipzig. Entry and an evening reception are FREE, and you can meet fascinating speakers and even potential employers, if you’re interested in the field.

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Born again: tale of a blood cancer survivor

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A blood cancer patient shares the tale of the bone marrow transplant that saved her life. (Public domain photo)

Inside a young blood cancer patient’s thoughts, ordeal, and ultimate connection with a life-saving blood marrow donor. The AIAS student group tells us how we can help the cause in Leipzig, as well.

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Women’s rights activist goes “Global Girls”

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Dirt road in Moshi, Tanzania. Photo: Catherine Davis

“I believe that it is not enough to simply sympathize with these women. We must take action. Voices that echo with passion and determination are the key to ending these rights violations.”

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Volunteering at a refugee camp in Greece

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Working with refugee children in Greece changed Samantha’s life. Here’s her story, and how you can help her go back there.

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Ahmadiyya Muslims: fighting hatred with an open door

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Day of the Open Door. (Photo: public domain)

Ahmadiyya Muslim Jamaat, which actively promotes peace and tolerance in the face of discrimination, invites the Leipzig community to its “Day of the Open Door” on 3 October.

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