Young writers, Pure Garments

We are not robots

By Emily Rose, December 2018

What makes autistic people different and why a little understanding could help a lot. [more]

Young writers, Identity

Revolution on the Mediterranean

By Lina Petry, September 2018

My voluntary service with Culture Minister Françoise Nyssen in Arles. [more]

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“I never fell in love with a chimpanzee”

July 2018

Anna Luna Scheibe in conversation with the primatologist Jane Goodall. [more]

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The dark corner

By Clara Deifel, October 2016

I know they haven’t done me any harm. I know it’s not their fault. I know they’re not any different to us. I know that people who think like that are racists. And yet my heart always beats a little bit faster as I hurry past giving the “dark corner” a wide berth. [more]

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What connects us? Waldorf pupils from all over the world meet at the Goetheanum

By Sophie Marie Teske, September 2015

From 12 to 16 April the international Waldorf students’ conference at the Goetheanum asked: “What connects us?” [more]

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Come to help

By Sebastian Puschner, April 2015

Mpho Sengane grew up in a South African children’s home and kept running away to beg on the streets. Today he works as a volunteer in a Waldorf day care centre in Karlsruhe. [more]

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Change your ways! An appeal to the Waldorf school

By Friederike Faber, February 2015

“This is necessary to prepare you for later life!” – how often have I heard this argument at the end of every discussion. How often have I allowed myself to be persuaded by this standard response from almost every teacher. [more]

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A school which gives and receives

By Darija Koljadko, November 2013

The former pupils from our school are often asked what their school has given them. That appears to be a simple question. But at the same time this question is the most important one there is because the answer contains everything which is concealed behind the idea of being a pupil in a Waldorf school. [more]

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We are only the others abroad. A journey to Vietnam

By Valentin Hacken, August 2013

Never before have so many young Germans travelled abroad – on the road with a rucksack or as volunteers for a wide range of aid organisations. Valentin Hacken met some of them in Vietnam. [more]

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My brief life with death

By Anna Magdalena Claus, November 2012

“I will probably never knot a tie with such a peculiar feeling again,” I reflect and pull the wide end of the tie through the loop. Done. He looks good the way he is lying there, in his best suit and the wreath of roses around the pale, folded hands. Diego died a few hours ago at the age of 62. Diego was not related to me, we weren’t friends either. Nevertheless, my contact with him recently was very close – I nursed him until he died. The reason for that is my four-week work placement in a hospice in Zurich. I can’t say exactly why I particularly wanted to spend these four weeks with terminally ill people. I think I was interested above all in gaining an insight into life situations which were alien to me. Whereas I am young and have a thousand... [more]

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