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list of nations that enjoy a separation between church and state?

Question by jonathan k: list of nations that enjoy a separation between church and state?
Which countries enjoy separation of church and state?
I want to compile a list to satisfy my curiosity.

If you want to provide some more information besides just the name of the country, but also want to comment on your reasoning behind your decision to include or bar a nation from your list, i would be interested in reading your commentary as well.

Best answer:

Answer by out2lunch4now2
I don’t believe there are any countries that “enjoy” a separation of church and state. There are a lot of countries where the church and state are linked, primarily Moslem nations. Some misguided people think our Constitution calls for this separation but that phrase cannot be found in the document, just in some revisionist judge’s mind and in a letter from Thomas Jefferson.

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How to Enjoy Family Worship at church, With an Autistic Child

How to Enjoy Family Worship at church, With an Autistic Child

How to Enjoy Family Worship at church, With an Autistic Child

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How to Enjoy Family Worship at church, With an Autistic Child

By: Bonita Darula

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“Bonita Darula, is known world-wide for her insights and hope into the prevention of autism. Be her quest at==> http://www.autisimintoawareness.com and learn more about the updated information that is valuable for you and your child. Take action now, to download your e-book and receive your free bonus products. Your child and you are worth it.”

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Bringing a family to worship at church with an autistic child could present a challenge for the family as well as the child. The first day of the week, which is Sunday, is usually a time to gather together and worship at a church or a place of your choice and day.

If the family wants to attend a place of worship on the day they choose with their family, it can be done in a positive way with an autistic child. One thing to remember, churches or buildings to worship at, can be strange looking to an autistic individual from the outside as well as the inside.

Children with autism, depending on the degree or variations of the disorder, may be intimidated with the inside of the churches or worship places, due to the fact of the different sounds, such as the organ music, choirs, solo singing, musical instruments, bells and a clergy person speaking that has a different attire on that some of them wear.

When considering attending a place to worship, such as churches, with your family, with an autistic person involved, take into consideration the distance from the home to the worship area, how far it is, how long will the ride or walk take to get to the destination. Plan ahead to time the adventure so the child does not become overwhelmed with a long ride or a long wait before the service of worship starts.

Take your child and family together as a unit on several practice runs to the church to familiarize them with the surroundings and what to expect. Show them where the bathroom is, where they hang their coats, a nursery, or play room if any during the service, introduce the individual to the clergy person who is going to be officiating the service. Let the child hear some of the sounds of the music that might be played, whether it is an organ, choir, orchestra, the bells, chimes, or if the music will be played by a CD. If the officiating person has a CD of one of his or hers, past sermons or talks, ask if you can have one and take it home to the autistic individual, play it to get familiar with what is said and the tone of voice.

Show your child where you and the family will be sitting. It may be in pew, chairs, benches, or standing with a group. Allow them to see the hymnal, the pages and let them know it is a singing book. If there are candles present in front of the sanctuary, tell the child with the autistic disorder, that they are candles for light. There may be stained glass windows in the worship area, the family can explain how the colors change with the different light that shines through the stain glass.

It is imperative to visit with other people at the church, or another place of worship, and explain to the people you have an autistic child who will be attending the service with you and your family, and they should be aware of autism and what to expect if your child has outbursts or feels uncomfortable for the first few times, until they become adjusted. If other parents attending have children who do not have the disorder of autism, it is wise to inform them of your child who does, and what to expect if the children want to interact with communication skills, or play skills.

Remember, be patient with your child with autism, if you choose, as a family to worship in a church. It can be an enjoyable experience for both the family and the child that will become a positive routine.

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Enjoy a travel to Leipzig: classical music, culture, shopping and good food

Enjoy a travel to Leipzig: classical music, culture, shopping and good food

 

 When planning a trip to Berlin, always consider short travels to beautiful destinations around. A visit in Potsdam is the traditional choice, but here is another great offer: Leipzig. Actually, why not both?

 

 In many ways, Berlin and Leipzig complement each other. When speaking about Leipzig, it is, first of all, its unique architecture, music, and shopping that make it attractive.

 

Like Berlin, Leipzig (pronounced ly’pe-tsig) is a city in East Germany, but in a different federal state, Saxony.

 

Most important tour sites are in the Leipzig’s center, and may be visited in one day. That means it’s possible to go there from Berlin and return to Berlin the same day. Going one way by train takes one hour and 20 minutes only.

 

 

Tourist Information Bureau in Leipzig is located near the main train station, and is open every day.

 

 If you plan to stay in Leipzig more than a day, go to the bureau and buy a “Leipzig Card” that gives you free travel on public transportation and discounts in most major city’s attractions. Three-day ticket price is 18.50 Euros per person, or 34 Euros for a couple with two children.

 

Boys who sing Bach

 

So what’s so special about Leipzig?

First of all, it’s the “City of Music”. Leipzig is regarded as the city of Johann Sebastian Bach. The great composer was not born in Leipzig, but definitely created his wonderful music there.

 

 Representing Bach more than anything else is Thomas Church, where he served as musical director and played the organ almost 30 years, until the day he died. The famous boys’ choir which he conducted, more than 250 years ago, sings Bach until now, in the same church. Listening to a concert of the choir, called in German “Thomanerchor”, is a wonderful experience for music lovers.

 

  Bach’s music is also played often elsewhere in Leipzig. For example, in the City’s Opera hall and in Bach’s Museum.

 

 

Musicians and museums

 

Speaking of classical music, Leipzig is not only the city of Bach. It is also the city of Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy, the great romantic composer. The house where he lived and died, at Goldschmidt Street 12, is now a museum honoring the composer and work.

 

 Another famous composer, Richard Wagner, was born in Leipzig, and the composer Robert Schumann lived there. Both are memorialized by museums as well.

 

Where do malls come from?

 

Besides music, what makes Leipzig unique is being a pioneer in commerce. The first shopping arcade in the world, known as Passage, was built in Leipzig in the beginning of the 20th century.

 

 The passage was actually the predecessor of the modern mall. Leipzig developed this kind of salesmanship into an art, and created an exclusive Passages’ architecture.

 

 At least a dozen of these elegant shopping centers is active there until today and worth visiting. Window shopping in the Passages is possible at any time, but if you really want to buy something do not go there Sundays, when most shops are closed.

 

Luther and Napoleon

 

 

Speaking of history and of Thomas Church (Thomaskirche, in German), this building was the place where Martin Luther, founder of the Reformation movement, addressed at Leipzig residents 1539 and convinced them into Protestantism.

 

In addition to the Thomas Church, the Nikolai (St Nicholas) Church is another tourists’ attraction. The church was the first base of the quiet protests in 1989, which ended in toppling the Berlin Wall.

 

10 minutes drive from the city center by tram (line 15) another historical site is located: the monument commemorating the defeat of Napoleon at the “Battle of Nations”, 1813. The German Kaiser Wilhelm the 2nd unveiled the huge monument, the largest in Europe, on the battle’s 100th anniversary.

 

 For a small entrance fee, you may climb to the top of the monument for observation. There is a museum as well.

 

A communist point of view

 

 The best view of Leipzig is available from the top of the tallest house in town, which is located in Augustus Square. The edifice is a remnant of the Communist spectacular building style. Today it is leased to the German Broadcasting Company MDR.

 

Leipzig was devastated by the allied bombings in World War II, and was not much of a city during the communist regime. However, since the re-unification of Germany, it has been renovated and restored.

 

 

Food and literature

 

 

In Leipzig center, there are an abundance of restaurants, pubs and bars. The food is good and the prices are not high. The most famous restaurant is “Auerbach’s cellar”, located in Grimmaische street 2.

 

 The place attracts many tourists, especially German literature lovers, because it is mentioned in Goethe’s play Faust. However, it serves a delicious traditional Saxon menu as well.

 

   In addition, there are a lot of greenery and water, a walking distance from midtown.

 

 A list of all beautiful places in Leipzig, many photos, and walking routes are to be found in my site www.berlinwalking.com.

 

 

 

 

Moshe Reinfeld is a veteran journalist and Travel expert.