Praise and Prayer

Pray: The land of Protestant reformer Martin Luther is "filled with atheists" and society is increasingly secularized, 10 years after the reunification of East and West Germany, according to the evangelical publication idea. Churches played a significant role in the peaceful revolution that shattered communism in East Germany, but there is little today to celebrate spiritually, church leaders say. More than half of the country's population identifies itself as Catholic or Protestant but only 25 percent belong to a church and fewer than 8 percent regularly attend, idea reported.