While nudity in mainstream American culture is generally considered to be sexual, in Germany years ago we could swim and sunbathe naked. Though some years after the hippie period, Germany in the 1980s became more prudish. The demureness brought division between the sexes. Again a few years later, in 2020 stripping down was again notContinue reading “Berlin to let women swim topless in pools in move toward gender equality”
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Climate Indicators to Watch in 2023
The year 2022 saw the US enact an unprecedented climate bill and countries take bold steps at two United Nations conferences to aid disaster-stricken developing nations and preserve what’s left of the natural world.
Balance of power in the first week of August 2022
August 01 There was some rare good news out of Ukraine today when a vessel loaded with 26,000 tons of corn left the port of Odesa — the first legal shipment of grain since Russia’s invasion began in late February. It’s a small step but potentially significant for some of the world’s poorest countries asContinue reading “Balance of power in the first week of August 2022”
NYT selection of articles for the first part of June
From now onwards we are pleased to offer you also some selection of articles from an American newspaper with standing, worthy of your attention.
John Gossner teaching spiritual life came not from church but from God
As a young Catholic priest, educated at the University of Dillingen, in Germany late in the 1790s, Johannes Evangelista Gossner also known as John Gossner, longed for a Christianity that would make him alive. He began to teach others what he had learned from Johann Michael Sailer of the Society of Jesus and Martin Boos, whoContinue reading “John Gossner teaching spiritual life came not from church but from God”