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One man's quest to take down antisemitic sculptures from German churches

Kastner has been fighting against Judensaus since 2002, when he and a colleague paraded in front of the Cologne Cathedral wearing sandwich posters printed with the word “Judensau.”

By TOBY AXELROD/JTA
24/06/2020
German church covers antisemitic sculpture it was forced to keep

“This sculpture was meant as an insult to Jewish citizens,” The evangelical church’s pastor, Jürgen Kohtz said.

By CNAAN LIPHSHIZ/JTA
20/06/2020
Peru archbishop lines church with faces of deceased coronavirus victims

The act was done in a commentary on the government's health system's handling of the coronavirus outbreak.

15/06/2020
Rev. Dr Olav Fykse Tveit, general secretary of the World Council of Churches, speaks at an event
World Council of Churches wants EU sanctions on Israel if annexes

In recent years, the council has been accused of pursuing an anti-Israel agenda, a claim rejected by its leaders

By CNAAN LIPHSHIZ/JTA
12/06/2020
US President Trump holds photo opportunity in front of St John's Church in Washington
DC mayor says tear gas on protests outside White House is ‘shameful’

Trump warns governors he will deploy US military if they don’t control violence

By SAVANNAH BEHRMANN/TNS , MICHAEL COLLINS/TNS , DAVID JACKSON/TNS
02/06/2020
Muslims pray in Berlin church to comply with social distancing rules

During the holy fasting month of Ramadan, the nearby Martha Lutheran church stepped in to help, hosting Muslim prayers in Arabic and German.

By REUTERS
26/05/2020
Church of the Nativity reopens as Palestinians ease coronavirus curbs

There have been 423 recorded coronavirus cases and two deaths in the West Bank.

By REUTERS
26/05/2020
Italian synagogues and churches reopen, but with fewer worshippers allowed

Italian shops, hairdressers and restaurants also opened Monday, ending a 10-week lockdown. About 32,000 people in Italy have died from COVID-19.

By CNAAN LIPHSHIZ
19/05/2020
Doug Lamborn
US politicians blast Algeria for church closures

Algerian authorities shut one church because it ‘celebrates non-Muslim worship’

Greek Orthodox Patriarch Theophilos III at the celebration of the Epiphany at Qasr el Yahud 18/1/19
Greek Orthodox Patriarchate seeking to remove Ein Yael Museum from land

The Greek Orthodox Patriarchate of Jerusalem has several disputes with the state over land in its possession.

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