(RNS) As the early-April sunlight streamed through a window in his cheerfully cluttered studio in Queens, New York, Tobi Kahn bent over a workbench. He was putting the third wash of glaze—out of eight—on a painstakingly worked silver-painted peg, a unique miniature sculpture soon to join 48 others.
(RNS) While Germany’s politicians are loudly debating whether Islam is compatible with democracy, five of its state universities are quietly developing pioneering new Islamic theology faculties to try to ensure that it is.
(The Christian Science Monitor) On a recent Monday evening, tourists and locals were dining at restaurants next to Leipzig’s St. Nicholas Church. And, with spring having just arrived, their conversations were accompanied by a faint brass band sound from a building next door.