Category Archives: A better world

Different thoughts on how to make a better world.

The best solidarity is no solidarity– On the Israeli-Palestinian conflict

    These days, everybody is prompted to pick a side: Israel vs Palestine, Jews vs Arabs, Jews vs Muslims, Jews and Christians vs Muslims, Jews vs Christians and Muslims, and so on. Because the issue is a lot more complicated … Continue reading

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Litany in despair

I still believe that God will heal his broken creature. I still believe that God will set things right. I still believe that God will heal his broken creature. I still believe that my Lord’s grace will break all earthly … Continue reading

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Looking at old age from far away

A few days ago, I visited my grandparents. Originally, I hadn’t intended on doing so for another two weeks, since it is Ramadan and I was unsure of how to handle the fact that we’d be having coffee, if I … Continue reading

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There are no gays and lesbians in a perfect world – Or: Questioning labels

Incident 1 When I was a child, about eight or nine years old, I talked with my mother about the term ‘gay’ (‘schwul’ in German is exclusively a term for gay men). I had come home from school and stated … Continue reading

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Why I talk about race – or: An inconvenient and painful truth

Outside of this blog, on Facebook and in the real world of Germany, people seem confused, annoyed or puzzled about me talking about race, racism and privilege a lot. Some people are just uncomfortable with the topic, others simply don’t … Continue reading

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