Consultation in Berlin seeks to contribute to pilgrimage of justice and peace. Dr. Agnes Aboum, moderator of the Central Committee of the World Council of Churches (WCC) photo: epd-bild

Churches need a "holistic and inclusive vision of just peace" in the face of national and international conflicts, the moderator of the Central Committee of the World Council of Churches (WCC), Dr Agnes Abuom, said at an international peace consultation in Berlin.


"Healing of memories - witnessing to Jesus Christ". Cover:

Cardinal Reinhard Marx, chair of the German Bishops' Conference, and Bishop Dr. Heinrich Bedford-Strohm, chair of the Council of the Evangelical Church in Germany (EKD), presented a joint statement on the year 2017 "Healing of memories - witnessing to Jesus Christ". The document seeks to articulate a joint understanding of church developments, starting from the Reformation.


2016 government White Paper: Evangelical Church in Germany urges priority for civil solutions. The Protestant military bishop Sigurd Rink (links) and the EKD peace spokesperson Renke Brahms present proposals for improvements to the 2016 White Paper (Photo: epd-Bild/Jürgen Blume)

The Evangelical Church in Germany has officially responded to the 2016 White Paper of the German federal government through its military bishop Dr. Sigurd Rink and spokesperson on peace issues, Pastor Renke Brahms. The two of them told journalists in Berlin about their joint text "Too much Security, too little Peace".

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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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