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“Fridays for future” at the kirchentag: energetic nodding of the head

Of course, climate protection is also on the agenda at this year’s Kirchentag. But often only those who are already in agreement talk to each other.

Luisa Neubauer met with broad agreement on climate protection at the Kirchentag Photo: imago-images/epd

"The people who have contributed the least are the first victims of climate change," says Heinrich Bedford-Strohm, chairman of the Council of the Evangelical Church in Germany. And adds, "One part of humanity lives at the expense of the other part. This must stop." Great applause in the packed exhibition hall in Dortmund.

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Afrobeat column: nobel prize without peace

Congolese doctor Denis Mukwege is awarded for his fight against sexual war crimes. But what follows from this?

According to his own information, Mukwege’s foundation treats 2,000 to 3,000 people – per year Photo: Norwegian Church Aid / AP

What new can Congolese Denis Mukwege say when he receives the Nobel Peace Prize in Oslo on Dec. 10, along with Iraqi Yezidi Nadia Murad? For the gynecologist who has saved tens of thousands of victims of sexualized war crimes at Panzi Hospital in Bukavu, it will be the 22nd international honor in ten years. But what does it actually accomplish?

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Climate workshop for children: ice cubes in the museum

A workshop in Berlin explains climate change to children. Why it has such dramatic consequences when glaciers and icebergs melt.

In the workshop, it’s just ice cubes; in the high mountains, it’s the glaciers that are thawing Photo: Comstock/Images Stockbyte/getty

A machine producing small ice cubes is already gurgling in the experiment room when 15 children between the ages of nine and twelve walk in, wide-eyed. They are at the Neues Museum in Berlin today to take part in the "Sundays for Future" workshop. Philipp Tollkuhn, a trained prehistorian and early historian, will take them on a journey through time. In a historical search for traces, the focus will be on how the climate changed even in earlier times and how people reacted to changes in the climate.

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Mikis theodorakis turns 95: still we love him

When the military putsched in Greece, songs by Mikis Theodorakis brought fighting spirit to every corner. He turns 95 on July 29.

Mikis Theodorakis at a concert in Gottingen in 1977 Photo: Imago Stock&people

Greek primeval rock, musical genius, living legend, folk hero, opportunist and also traitor – Theodorakis has been given numerous titles in the course of his long life. Musically, he is considered an undisputed genius – but his political commitment has repeatedly brought him into criticism. He turns 95 on Wednesday.

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“The name of the rose” as a series: the amazon with the lightning bow

Only flower sex: Sky’s eight-part series based on Umberto Eco’s novel is unfortunately slick and drawn out.

Blessed are the series creators who can fall back on an unfilmed novel Photo: 11 Marzo Film/Palomar/TMG/SKY

Blessed are the series creators who can draw on a veritable novel template. That’s the lesson to be learned, I suppose, from the anger of "Game of Thrones" fans and their online petition, now drawn by the millions, demanding that the final season be rewritten by "competent writers." It was apparently a capital mistake to simply overtake George R. R. Martin, who has been working on the templates since 1996, and continue without him until the bitter end for Daenerys Targaryen and the fans.

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Column geht’s noch?: in love with survival

Construction Minister Seehofer has a plan: For those who can no longer afford a roof over their heads in the cities, flourishing landscapes are open to them.

It’s so beautiful in the countryside! For example, in southern Brandenburg Photo: dpa

You just have to move to the countryside, says Horst Seehofer this week in an interview with the Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung, in which he is asked about the housing shortage in his capacity as Minister of Construction. There is still plenty of living space. Citizens are too much "in love with the cities."

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“Fridays for future” in parliament: getting a kicking

At a hearing of Friday for Future speakers in the Environment Committee, – almost – all parties want to show themselves in the most climate-friendly light.

Clara Mayer last summer on the FFF stage in Invalidenpark Photo: imago images / Muller-Stauffenberg

It has become rather quiet around the activists of Fridays for Future in the media. This is only partly their own fault, even if the decision to no longer demonstrate every Friday in the Invalidenpark may have contributed to this. It’s also the familiar media dynamic that runs every topic through all the stops once, and then pounces on the next one.

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Referendum for nature conservation law: 170,000 bee-loving bavarians

For stricter nature conservation: On the very first day, numerous eligible voters sign the "Volksbegehren Artenvielfalt" (petition for a referendum on biodiversity).

Celebrity support for petition for a referendum: Actress Michaela May in Munich Photo: dpa

170,000 Bavarians voted for a stricter nature conservation law on Thursday, according to counts by the biodiversity initiative "Save the Bees!". "Volksbegehren Artenvielfalt – Rettet die Bienen!" is the title of the draft law that the Ecological Democratic Party (oDP), the state association of the Greens and the Bavarian Society for the Protection of Birds have launched. 170 organizations and associations support the initiative.

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Mma superstar nurmagomedov: islamist cage fighter

Former MMA great Khabib Nurmagomedov lashes out at France’s President Emmanuel Macron with hate mail after his plea for Western values.

Invoking the punishing God: martial arts superstar Nurmagomedov is out for revenge Photo: Mahmoud Khaled/dpa

Anyone who has surfed Russian sports portals in recent years has seen a great many posts about soccer, many ice hockey stories, news from the world of figure skating and, alongside all that, a conspicuous number of reports about a certain Khabib Nurmagomedov.

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Migration summit in paris: testing already in africa

At the meeting, heads of state and government agreed on a transit state solution. In the future, asylum applications will already be examined in countries such as Niger or Chad.

A boat with 129 refugees on board floats off the Libyan coast Photo: dpa

The EU wants claims for asylum or a refugee status in the future already in African states such as Niger or Chad examined. This was decided at a meeting in Paris on Monday, according to French President Emmanuel Macron and Italian Prime Minister Paolo Gentiloni.

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