All over Germany the church pews are empty, from the smallest village chapel to Cologne Cathedral. Not because Germans are losing their faith, but because of a state ban on contact. Orphaned parishes and the prohibition of communal worshipping are just two examples of how massively the federal and state governments have restricted basic freedoms in the fight against Covid-19.
It is important for business leaders to understand how to play an active role in the power play of politics instead of just being a bystander.
The refugee crisis puts Germany to the test. At the practical level, we have to find a fair distribution mechanism and integrate hundreds of thousands of traumatized people.