“You are born a bronze founder. The oven is on the family yard, as a child you see how everything works. But women are not allowed to learn it, because if they marry, knowledge would end up outside ...
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1897: Members of the British punitive expedition surrounded by bronzes, in the burnt down palace of the oba (king) of the Benin Empire. The bronzes were taken as loot, and shipped to collectors and ...
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God is in the midst of her. She shall not be moved. God shall help her just at the break of dawn. The nations raged, the kingdoms were moved. He uttered his voice. The earth melted. The Lord of Hosts ...
De tekst van de homilie (preek) die paus Franciscus dinsdagochtend tijdens zijn installatie-mis heeft uitgesproken, is inmiddels vrijgegeven. Lees de integrale Engelse vertaling hieronder. Robin de ...
We, the undersigned, highly respect the honor of a person being recognized by Yad Vashem as a Righteous Among the Nations. From this perspective we would like to express our sincere and deep concern ...
1. Dear Brothers and Sisters of the Church in Ireland, it is with great concern that I write to you as Pastor of the universal Church. Like yourselves, I have been deeply disturbed by the information ...
The anti-Koran film 'Fitna' by Dutch right-wing politician Geert Wilders has put the Dutch government in a politically impossible situation. Gelijn Molier looks to nineteeth century philosopher John ...
"Mr President, Mr Prime Minister, Your Excellencies, Ladies and Gentlemen, "As I prepare to return to Rome, may I share with you some of the powerful impressions that my pilgrimage to the Holy Land ...
Lidwina of Schiedam (1380-1433) was bedridden for forty years after a fall on the ice. According to Dutch sociologist Jolande Withuis there are more similarities between this roman-catholic saint and ...
This time last year, a remarkable campaign involving millions of people was reaching its climax. The aim was to pressurise world leaders meeting at the G8 summit in Gleneagles into decisive action to ...
A factory-farmed broiler is to be pitied, but this (genetically altered for explosive growth) ’dynamite chicken’ , also known as ‘plofkip’ is tender, and cheap to boot. Whereas her sister from the ...
Good afternoon. I am honored to be in the timeless city of Cairo and to be hosted by two remarkable institutions. For over a thousand years, Al-Azhar has had stood as a beacon of Islamic learning. And ...