Tate Liverpool: „Portraying a Nation: Germany 1919–1933“ Otto Dix/August Sander

Bilder von Otto Dix (Maler) und August Sander (Fotograf)

Portraying a Nation: Germany 1919–1933 presents the faces of Germany between the two world wars told through the eyes of painter Otto Dix (1891–1969) and photographer August Sander (1876–1964) – two artists whose works document the radical extremes of the country in this period.

Featuring more than 300 paintings, drawings, prints and photographs, Portraying a Nation combines two exhibitions: Otto Dix: The Evil Eye, which includes paintings and works on paper that explore Dix’s harshly realistic depictions of German society and brutality of war, and ARTIST ROOMS: August Sander, which presents photographs from Sander’s best known series People of the Twentieth Century, his attempt to document the German people. In painting and photography, these works from a pivotal point in the country’s history reflect both the glamour and the misery of Weimar Republic.


Community Sponsorship nach kanadischem Modell Info-Veranstaltung 18. Juli in Salford

Community Sponsorship for Refugees

a new practical way for communities to help refugees

Community Sponsorship is based on decades of successful experience in Canada which has seen over 280,000 refugees helped.

This free event will be a chance to be inspired, ask questions, network and connect with others who are keen to support refugees through community sponsorship.

It will be hosted by local leaders and will involve speakers from the UK groups who have started to get involved in sponsorship.

Tuesday 18
th July 2017
Arrival: 17:30
Panel Discussion: 18:00 –20:30

Audacious Church
Trinity Way
Salford M3 7BD

Stuart Keir:
Sean Ryan: Caritas

Weitere Infos hier (pdf-Datei).

Stellungnahme der EKD zur gleichgeschlechtlichen Ehe

Stellungnahme des Rats der Evangelischen Kirche in Deutschland (EKD) zur gleichgeschlechtlichen Ehe, die heute im Bundestag beschlossen wurde:

Für die Evangelische Kirche in Deutschland (EKD) sind Vertrauen, Verlässlichkeit und die Übernahme von Verantwortung in der Gestaltung menschlicher Beziehungen von zentraler Bedeutung. Aus Sicht der EKD bietet die Ehe dafür beste Voraussetzung und ist deshalb ein Zukunftsmodell. Sie bildet den rechtlichen Rahmen für ein Zusammenleben von zwei Menschen, das auf lebenslanger Treue beruht. Dass auch für gleichgeschlechtlich liebende Menschen, die den Wunsch nach einer lebenslang verbindlichen Partnerschaft haben, der rechtliche Raum vollständig geöffnet wird, in dem Vertrauen, Verlässlichkeit und Verantwortung durch gesetzliche Regelungen geschützt und unterstützt werden, begrüßt die EKD. Die Bedeutung der Ehe zwischen Mann und Frau wird dadurch keineswegs geschmälert. Im Gegenteil – sie wird noch einmal unterstrichen. Zur Frage der Ausgestaltung eines rechtlichen Rahmens gibt es in den evangelischen Landeskirchen wie in der weltweiten Kirche unterschiedliche Auffassungen, die auch weiterhin ihre Berechtigung haben werden. Die Debatte um die Öffnung der Ehe ist über mehrere Jahre ernsthaft und mit wechselseitigem Respekt geführt worden. …

Brief vom Home Office an EU-Ausländer

Dear xxxx,

Today, the Government published a paper outlining our offer for EU citizens in the UK, and UK nationals in the EU. You can read more about our offer for EU citizens on GOV.UK: Status of EU citizens in the UK: what you need to know.

You can also read the full policy paper: Safeguarding the position of EU citizens living in the UK and UK nationals living in the EU

There is no need to do anything now. The UK will remain a member of the EU until March 2019 and there will be no change to the rights and status of EU citizens living in the UK, nor UK nationals living in the EU, during this time. So, EU citizens do not need to apply for documentation confirming their status now.

Our policy paper sets out that we will be asking EU citizens to make an application to the Home Office for a residence document demonstrating their new settled status. We will make the process as streamlined and user-friendly as possible for all individuals, including those who already hold a permanent residence document under current free movement rules. We expect the new application system to be up and running in 2018.

Information is also available on what UK nationals travelling and living in Europe need to know.

Thank you,

Home Office Communications

Anschlag in Manchester/Wahlen: fünf WDR2-Interviews mit einem Gemeindemitglied

In einer Interview-Reihe mit dem WDR2 erzählt der Deutsch-Brite Stefan Schumacher vom Leben in Manchester.

23.5.2017: Manchester nach dem Anschlag: „Mischung aus Entsetzen und Weitermachen“


23.5.2017: Arzt in Manchester: „Sehr große Hilfsbereitschaft unter Kollegen“


Brief von der EKD an die Kirchen in Manchester

Evangelische Kirche in Deutschland

Dear Bischop David, dear brothers and sisters in Manchester,

Please be assured that we as Churches in Germany are with you today in our thoughts and prayers, in our mourning und tears.

Whatever will happen in these our days on earth: let us hold firm together to our worldwide commitment to peace and humanity. Let us hold firm to our dedication for a better world without violence.

Rt Revd Petra Bosse-Huber, Bishop for Ecumenical Realtions and Ministries Abroad
Rt. Revd Ralf Meister, Bishop of the Dioces of Hanover and Co-Chair of the Meissen Commission of the EKD and the Church of England

Ein Gemeindemitglied stellt aus: Strange little things …

… a show of small-scale sculptures of the human/humanoid figure

Bankley Studios & Gallery
Bankley Street
M19 3PP

Preview 26th May 6-9pm
Open to the public: 27 May to 4 June Sat-Sun 12-5 pm

“Strange Little Things” show at Bankley Gallery, 26th May – 4th June.

Conceived, organised and curated by Axel Bottenberg

The human figure has fascinated artists since the beginning of mankind. A lump of clay, fashioned into a human shape, a simple carving from wood or stone. The human figure is without doubt the most recognised form of sculpture in the world.

I have chosen a number of artists who have been making small scale human / humanoid figures to contribute to this show. Each artist has their own approach to using the human figure, but an overriding element is their use of a quirky nature or strange narrative.

Some artists are already fairly established, and I knew their work from within the Manchester art scene, others are less known and were recommended to me by friends, some I stumbled across in art events, some are long term friends whose work I respect and value.

Ist „keine Religion“ die neue Religion? Warum „Religion“ als Kategorie immer nutzloser wird……

Vortrag der britischen Religionssoziologin Linda Woodhead
The British Academy Lecture, 44 min

Britain is one of only a handful of countries in the world which is rapidly moving from having a Christian majority to a ‘no religion’ majority. But we are not becoming secular – only a quarter of us are confident there is no God; fewer than one in ten report being influenced by secularism. The lecture approaches this apparent paradox by excavating the category of ‘no religion’, and showing how and why the categories of the religious and the secular are losing their analytic power in relation to the current cultural situation. Drawing on new research, it traces the emerging outlines of a new, post-Protestant, moral paradigm.