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How much do you know about Easter?

in History/Philosophies
Pondering Easter? (Photo: Notre-Dame gargoyle, public domain)
Pondering Easter? (Photo: Notre-Dame gargoyle, public domain)

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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How much do you know about Iran?

in Society/Travel

A journey through Iran’s present and past, and its future hopes, from the perspective of a Leipzig-based Frenchwoman.

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Webb: the sacred, the profane, the human

in Literature/Philosophies/Theater
What is sacred, profane and profoundly human in us all? (Photo: public domain)
What is sacred, profane and profoundly human in us all? (Photo: public domain)

“What I look for myself in the writers I most admire and enjoy is insight into the ways human beings can experience a sense of being drawn or pulled toward something beyond themselves, and how their response to that can raise them to becoming something more than they were or perhaps than they could even have imagined.” – Prof. Eugene Webb. Interview by Felipe Cherubin.

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El alma inquieta de una iglesia

in History/Leipzig
La Iglesia Pauliner renace.
La Iglesia Pauliner renace.

La Paulinerkirche: entre explosiones, pausas y nuevas visiones. Our first article in Spanish. To be more representative of our readership, we’re looking to run articles in different languages from time to time.

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Schröder, Bach, Luther and me

in O & P Highlights/Stage
In celebration of Martin Luther's reformation Mario Schröder has choreographed Bach Johannes Passion.
St. John Passion Premiere 27.10.2017 // Erzähler (Yan Leiva) und Erzähler (Anna Jo) © Ida Zenna

In celebration of the 500th anniversary of Martin Luther’s reformation, Mario Schröder has choreographed Bach’s Johannes Passion and it’s breathtakingly beautiful.

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Reformation: true story or creation myth?

in History
Luther statue at Our Lady Church in Dresden. (Photo: public domain)
Luther statue at Our Lady Church in Dresden. (Photo: public domain)

As we rejoice over not having to go to work and put on our Halloween costumes, we’re also asked to remember a little something a famous local guy named Martin Luther did 500 years ago. But what we’re commemorating may not have taken place quite as promoted over the past centuries.

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