Austrian lawmakers have approved a bill that outlaws wearing a full-face veil in public. The new legislation also establishes mandatory integration courses, and prompts asylum seekers to do unpaid public work.
Thousands of refugees in Germany are converting from Islam to Christianity, although it could carry a huge personal risk for them. Independent churches are especially seeing many new converts.
Faced with a Good Friday dancing ban, protesters in Germany are calling for more separation between church and state. Religious leaders, however, aren’t being swayed.”
The German Interior Ministry is looking into people allegedly spying on Fethullah Gulen supporters. Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has blamed last year’s attempted coup on Gulen followers.
How on earth did humans come up with the idea of a bunny laying eggs for a Christian holiday? This viral German advert has a compelling theory. The Local reports.
The European Court of Justice ruled that religious symbols may be prohibited in the workplace. To avoid discrimination, the ruling encompasses all religious groups. Critics disagree with this view. (DW)
One of Munich’s most important art galleries may have been undermined by the personnel manager of the Church of Scientology, according to leaked documents.
More than 400 police officers took part in raids linked to the mosque. Prosecutors have launched criminal investigations into the association’s activity, which is suspected of being a meeting point for radical Islamists.
The government of Bavaria has agreed to a new law which will ban certain Muslim religious clothing from public spaces.
Turkey’s religious affairs agency said on Friday it had recalled six clerics from Germany for exceeding their authority, but lashed out at German police for raiding the homes of preachers suspected of spying for Ankara.