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How much do you know about Easter?

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Jesus! So many dates, so little time - hard to keep them straight. This guide takes you from Carnival to Pentacost, passing through this Sunday, and tells you how it all fits together into one bigger picture.

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Ukraine: nine years (not one) of Russian invasion

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"[My writings were] a desperate attempt to draw public attention back to the geopolitical and war crimes perpetrated by the Russian regime in Ukraine since 2014. The illicit annexation of Crimea and the military occupation of Donbas made the world press lines but for a couple of weeks, then were belittled and quickly forgotten."

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Press and media freedom in Europe: a sad year

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The war in Ukraine has had dire consequences for press and media freedom, with a reported nine journalists and news employees killed in the country in 2022. A freshly released monitoring report, published by the Leipzig-based ECPMF and partners, brings this and other sad stats to light for this and other countries in Europe.

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Moritzbastei: lunch at the old city fortress

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Moritzbastei is hard to miss - it's a huge building located in the city center, right next to the main Leipzig University campus. If you live or have been to Leipzig, you've probably at least walked by it. It's a popular tourist attraction and cultural center, hosting concerts, plays, and other events, besides serving yummy

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The magic thing about home

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The magic thing about home is that it feels good to leave, and it feels even better to come back. I put this quote, by author Wendy Wunder, to the test when I returned “home” two months ago, after almost ten years of being away. It was just a brief visit, 5 rainy days in

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Dear Prudence: Christ-miss

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Dear Prudence, The Season is upon us, ready or not. There are Christmas carols in every shop. Everyone has forgotten basic manners towards their fellow frantic last-minute shoppers. I’m not saying it’s the endless renditions of “We wish you a merry Christmas”, but I’m not saying it isn’t, either. However it may be, the excitement

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