The organ has a long tradition in Germany, linked with names like Bach, Silbermann or Schnitger. Today the German organ-building companies export their instruments - each of them unique - all over the world. Organ music and organ-building are all set to remain an integral part of living culture, thanks to UNESCO recognition.
How do you finance a religious home?.
Too few people, too little money - most of the Protestant congregations in France are struggling with these problems. They are clearly in a minority and have to finance themselves. Yet the Lutheran congregations around Paris do not give up.
"We need a Marshall plan for refugees".
Manfred Rekowski, praeses of the Evangelical Church in the Rhineland, and Volker Jung, president of the Evangelical Church of Hesse-Nassu, have visited the refugee camp in Idomeni on the Greek border to Macedonia. Rekowski reports here on the disastrous situation of the people. "The declining number of refugees in Germany must not lead us to think that the topic has been dealt with."
EKD Council Chair Bedford-Strohm and Cardinal Marx call for more effort for global justiceEthic of compassion instead of abstract morality.
Heinrich Bedford-Strohm on the Pope's exhortation "Amoris Laetitia"Alliance for Tolerance is dismayed at the Brussels attacks and sends relatives of the victims its sincere condolences. "The Reformation anniversary will bring confessions together!".
Margot Käßmann visits LuxemburgJews and Christians want to combat xenophobia and anti-Semitism together.