May 2, 2015

EKD Synod: Irmgard Schwaetzer remains president of synod . Dietrich Bonhoeffer

Irmgard Schwaetzer remains president of the Synod of the Evangelical Church in Germany (EKD). In their first session, the members of synod meeting in Würzburg elected the former federal minister to preside over the 12th Synod too. She gained 111 out of 115 votes.


April 8, 2015

He made his mark as we see even today. Dietrich Bonhoeffer

In London he practised nativity plays and preached sermons. That was the only place where Bonhoeffer was a parish minister. Ulrich Lincoln, EKD pastor in London, tells how Bonhoeffer influences the parish to this day.


March 31, 2015

Philip Potter, the grand old man of the ecumenical movement, has died.  Philip Potter

He was a towering figure in the ecumenical movement. Philip Potter was from 1972 to 1984 general secretary of the World Council of Churches in Geneva and the first representative of a developing country in this office. He was particularly involved in the campaign to combat racism - also in the churches.

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Reformation anniversary

The Reformation of Martin Luther and other prominent theologians of the early 16th century have not only brought up the evangelical churches but also a new era of history. The 500th anniversary of the Reformation in 2017 will be a prominent event to deepen the awareness of the importance of this historical change.

Reformation anniversary: Luther 2017


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