November 12, 2014

Church wants to use "new areas" in the internet. Tablet and Bible

The Protestant church has decided to rely more on digital media to proclaim the gospel. Furthermore the new EKD Council Chair has taken a position against assisted dying and for military protection of the people threatened by the IS in Northern Iraq.


November 11, 2014

Heinrich Bedford-Strohm is new Chairman of the EKD Council. Heinrich Bedford-Strohm

Heinrich Bedford-Strohm is the new Chairman of the Council of the Evangelical Church in Germany (EKD). The Bishop of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Bavaria received 106 of 125 votes cast from the EKD Synod and Church Conference in the first round of voting today.


October 24, 2014

"Trademarks of the Reformation" . Lucas-Cranach-Altar

Our picture of the Reformation is inseparably bound up with Lucas Cranach: the portraits of the Reformers give faces to the radical changes that took place; the altarpieces celebrate the new faith. But the Cranachs were also excellent businessmen.


Bedford-Strohm criticizes unjust distribution of wealth. Protestant provost condemns attack on Jerusalem synagogue. Protestant church criticises resistance and violence against refugees. Reformation anniversary: Networking in Wittenberg. EKD peace spokesperson: military strikes against IS do not create peace. "Culture of welcome" for refugees needed.

Press Releases

An ecumenism of short distances.

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

November 16, 2014

Heinrich Bedford-Strohm is new Chairman of the EKD Council.

EKD Synod Elects Bishop of Bavarian Church to Succeed Nikolaus Schneider

11th November 2014

EKD strengthens interreligious dialogue in Indonesia.

Deputy chair of the EKD Council Jochen Bohl accompanies German foreign minister Steinmeier on a trip to Southeast Asia

October 30, 2014

UN Mandate for operation against IS terror.

Protecting refugees has highest priority: a peace ethical statement by the EKD

September 24, 2014

International perspectives on the Reformation anniversary.

"500th anniversary of the Reformation: significance and challenges"

September 24, 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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