January 18, 2015

Week of prayer for Christian unity prepared from Brazil. epd__danilo-ramos_Wasserkna

Today marks the start of the international Week of Prayer for Christian Unity for 2015 with the theme "Give me a drink". The materials for the prayers and worship services have been prepared by Christian churches in Brazil. Water is in short supply in South America - even the metropolis São Paulo could soon dry up. Apart from misguided planning, experts blame the deforestation of the rain forest for the drought.


January 16, 2015

First military chaplain to go to Ebola-stricken area . Andreas-Christian Tübler

It could be risky but he is not afraid: military chaplain Andreas-Christian Tübler (57) trusts in the rules of hygiene and in divine protection as he goes to the Ebola region in West Africa. The first German military chaplain to be posted to this area, he will spend five weeks mainly doing pastoral walk among aid workers from Germany and the region.


January 15, 2015

Bedford-Strohm gratified at "healthy response of defiance" to terror. Heinrich Bedford-Strom

"Now, of all times!" writes the EKD Council chair in the weekly DIE ZEIT. In his guest column, Heinrich Bedford-Strom comes out in favour of tolerance and a culture of appreciative encounters between the religions. He sees that to be the best response to the attacks in Paris. Moreover, he comments on dialogue with atheists.


Margot Käßmann would like to see more interreligious encounters.

January 16, 2015

Lutherans and Catholics plan joint ecumenical commemoration for 2016.

January 16, 2015

Political and religious leaders call for commitment to oppose hate .

09 January 2015

Churches call for more solidarity at New Year .

January 2, 2015

Bedford-Strohm criticizes unjust distribution of wealth.

November 19, 2014

Protestant provost condemns attack on Jerusalem synagogue.

November 19, 2014

Press Releases

Friedrich Weber dies suddenly.

EKD mourns former bishop of Brunswick

January 20, 2015

Intercessory prayer for oppressed and persecuted Christians in the world.

EKD publishes materials focusing on Turkey

January 15, 2015

"Welcome one another:" Solidarity as genuinely Christian responsibility.

EKD Council Chair Heinrich Bedford-Strohm at New Year

December 31st, 2014

EKD Council Chair Bedford-Strohm at Christmas in 2014.

December 23rd, 2014

An ecumenism of short distances.

Council Chair Bedford-Strohm pays an inaugural visit to Cardinal Marx

November 16, 2014

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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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