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Easter gardens and Christmas trees

By Fridus Steijlen – In Ambon, Fridus Steijlen observed Taman Paskah, public religious displays commemorating Easter, with symbolic crosses and caves. These were contrasted with secular Christmas decorations, subtly blending Christian and local traditions. As Easter approaches, religious symbols replace Christmas ones, reflecting the community’s deep Christian faith and the social significance of these holidays.

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Religion has left the hospital: the uneasy silence of professionalization

By Peter Versteeg – Have you ever wondered why something happened to you? I hope you haven’t because this question often arises when people are faced with something really serious, such as a severe illness or a traumatic event. But what is the nature of this “why” question? Does it seek a philosophical answer or is it an emotional outburst that cannot be answered?

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PVV monsterzege: gevaar voor de multiculturele samenleving, of bewijs van haar succes?

door Eva Koemar – Toen ik de dag na de verkiezingen op de VU kwam, hoorde ik veel bezorgde geluiden over de ‘monsterzege’ van de PVV. De uitslag zou een ramp zijn voor het klimaat,…

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