June 10, 2015From Flensburg to Paris - a Pilgrimage for Climate Protection.
"Climate protection and global justice go," says EKD Council Chair Heinrich Bedford-Strohm. He is one of the sponsors of the Ecumenical Pilgrimage for Climate Justice. The pilgrims will take this message from northern Germany to the UN climate summit in Paris.
June 5, 2015More accountability in business required.
During Thursday's panel discussion on "How much ethics can business bear?" the Kirchentag rang with calls for a just economic order. In view of child labour in many countries, Nobel Peace Prize winner Kailash Satyarthi challenged the business community to be accountable for its actions. "We must create a culture of corporate social responsibility," the Indian child rights activist stated. "The globalisation of economies and markets will not lead to a sustainable society."
May 29, 2015Mediators in conflicts.
Deescalate instead of beating people up: In Namibia young people learned how to resolve conflicts nonviolently. Twenty of them took part in the workshop "Youth become peace-makers", a church peace-work program s supported by the Evangelical Church in Germany.
June 12, 2015EKD Council Chair Bedford-Strohm: the G7 has sent clear signals .
June 9, 2015Bedford-Strohm rejects TTIP .
June 6, 2015Human rights activist calls for more commitment by the German government for persecuted Christians in Iran .
May 19, 2015Protestant peace associations call for disarmament and securing peace by civil means.
May 7, 2015Military bishop Sigurd Rink: rising refugee numbers off the coast of Cyprus.
April 21, 2015
June 4, 2015Roadmap connects 18 countries in Europe.
"Reformation on the road" forges a link between 67 cities
June 2, 2015"Reconciliation is only possible if we remember".
Bishop Bedford-Strohm preaches in Dachau's Church of Reconciliation on the 70th anniversary of the end of World War II
May 8, 2015Guilt, Liberation, New Beginning.
Bishop Bedford-Strohm and Cardinal Marx on the 70th anniversary of World War II
May 6, 2015EKD Synod ends with call regarding refugee policy.
May 3, 2015