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Letter: We’re all foreigners almost everywhere

We’re all foreigners almost everywhere

Apropos to the discussion on who is a “foreigner,” some years ago I was in Germany visiting the place where Johann S. Bach had his first position as an organist.

As I came to the church, I saw graffiti on the wall opposite the main entrance. It read in German: “Foreigners Out.”

Just inside the door of the church there was a large banner on which was written in five languages: “We are all foreigners almost everywhere!”

The Rev. John Buerk

Holy Trinity Lutheran Church


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