The new Luther Bible is to appear in October, to launch the Reformation anniversary year. Theologians have thoroughly revised the 1984 text and made many changes. The powerful language of Martin Luther is to be retained in the new edition.
Gauck praises significance of the Reformation for Germany.
The President of Germany, Joachim Gauck, paid tribute to the significance of the Reformation for Germans. "Without the Reformation Germany would be a different country altogether. In fact, Germany would not exist in its current form without the Reformation," said Gauck in the City Church of Wittenberg at the opening of the Council meeting of the Lutheran World Federation (LWB).
An organ for Lima.
In Germany, hearing an organ at a service is almost as normal as the sermon or the Lord's Prayer. In Peru things are different. The German-speaking Evangelical Lutheran congregation in the capital Lima has acquired a new instrument - the first organ built in Peru for over 50 years. Consequently the consecration of the organ at a service at the end of May was a special event.
Bedford-Strohm: "Churches continue to work for a united Europe"International and Ecumenical.
Events marking the 500th Reformation anniversary to start in autumn 2016Peace Project at the Crossroads.
EKD Council adopts statement on Europe in Brusselserlassjahr.de coalition starts a campaign against debt in the developing world.
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"