Neither Muslims nor Christians want to force our society into new religious conflicts. It is a third group that pits them against each other.
The battle of the sexes is the fiercest debate of our time, but to what end should it lead?
Recep Tayyip Erdoğan has changed Turkish Islam and thereby influences Turkish people living in Germany. We Germans must ask ourselves if his brand of Islam belongs in a Western democracy.
We should learn to deal differently with our Nazi past, for the perpetrators of the time were human beings like you and me. That does not mean, however, that we can’t continue arguing about the Führer.
My adoptive parents called me Alexander and raised me as a Catholic. But my origins lie elsewhere.
Angela Merkel achieved the best election result since the German reunification and she will lead the country, yet again, for four more years. Her party doesn’t praise her for that – it worships her.
Pope Francis has condemned gay networks inside the Vatican. But despite the conservative doctrine of the Catholic Church, its institutions often offer rare refuge to homosexual men.
Introducing a European citizenship option is a brilliant idea – not because nation-states suck, but because Europe is awesome.
Journalists who attack the media business bite the hand that feeds them. Yet it's a well-deserved bite.
Secularism does not imply the prohibition of individual religiosity or of public displays of faith. It merely begs us to abandon any hopes for divine intervention in Europe's messy state of affairs.
The conclave has gathered in Rome to elect the next pope. For the future of the Catholic Church, let's hope they don't choose an Italian.
The pope’s resignation has broken with the traditions of Roman centralism. The Catholic Church is moving towards a more democratic era.