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– FAHUM heißt vertsehen – Allen Menschen die sich bemühen, Flüchtlingen, deren Muttersprache Arabisch ist, Hilfestellung zu geben, sollten sich diese APP einmal anschauen. Hier geht es um die Sprache und das Zurechtfinden in unseren Ämtern und im Alltag. Die Technologiestiftung Berlin und der Rotary Club Hamburg haben die Entwicklung …


South African xenophobia: why is there so much hatred of foreigners?

South African xenophobia

The South African government has been accused of fanning xenophobic sentiment after police launched a major crackdown on illegal immigrants. See related South Africa and Nigeria clash over xenophobic violence More than 1,650 foreigners are among thousands arrested in the wake of a wave of xenophobic violence in the country, …


UNESCO launches plan to safeguard Yemen’s cultural heritage sites

UNESCO launches plan to safeguard Yemen's cultural heritage sites

22 July 2015 – The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) has launched an emergency plan to safeguard cultural heritage sites in Yemen, including the ancient city of Sana’a, with its historical mosques and monuments that have been damaged in the conflict that has killed nearly 1,700 people …


Gay rights and religious freedom

Must religious bakers bake cakes for gay weddings

Must religious bakers bake cakes for gay weddings? THANKS to the Supreme Court’s decision last month in Obergefell v Hodges, which made same-sex marriage legal nationwide, gays and lesbians are now free to marry their sweethearts in Mississippi and other bastions of conservatism. But that doesn’t mean religious florists and wedding …


Jewish culture: Yiddish on the rise

yiddish on the rise

ON THE first Sunday of Krakow’s recent Jewish Culture Festival several rain-soaked families took their seats in a tiny pop-up library behind a 15th-century synagogue. It is the oldest of seven in Kazimierz, the historically Jewish quarter where the festival takes place every year. Agnieszka Legutko and Anna Rozenfeld greeted the group: …