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Sarah Albrecht

Opinion 1 Sarah Albrecht 3 October 2017

Shrinking, closing, shifting; A changing space for civil society

Looking at the global state of civil society, two aspects emerge at first glance: It seems more alive and active than ever and, at the same time, it seems to be operating under an ever-growing …

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 …