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Rocket Man—Wernher von Braun

One man’s knowledge and desire helped the United States open a doorway to space. By Peter Vogt   The rise of Nazi Germany and its subsequent defeat caused two different German brain drains, the first one in the early 1930s and the second soon aft... Read More...

Australia’s Historic Hermannsburg Mission

Lutheran missionaries settled in the far reaches of central Australia where daily life was a challenge and they left a lasting legacy. By Maggie Kielpinski / Photographs courtesy Maggie Kielpinski   I was watching the landscape as we drove into t... Read More...

St. Gallen—A Swiss Treasure

From a monk’s hermit cell to UNESCO World Heritage site, the St. Gallen’s Abbey Library fascinates on many levels. By Phyllis Meras In 612 A.D., an Irish missionary monk named Gallus built himself a hermit’s cell and a prayer house in the quiet Steinach ... Read More...
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