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Rupert Strachwitz

Opinion Sarah Albrecht and Rupert Strachwitz 1 June 2016

Being devout means being political: Churches become civil society through the refugee crisis

‘Wir schaffen das!’ – ‘We can do it!’ Chancellor Angela Merkel made this statement in the summer of 2015 – long before the peak in numbers of people seeking refuge in Germany was reached. The …

Opinion Rupert Strachwitz 1 October 2014

25 years after … civil society in the Visegrad countries

From 1975, when the Declaration of Helsinki, following the Conference on Security and Cooperation in Europe, was signed to ensure ‘respect for human rights and fundamental freedoms, including the freedom of thought, conscience, religion or …