August 4, 2015

Heinrich Bedford-Strohm: "No more nuclear weapons - that's the goal". Mushroom cloud over the centre of Hiroshima on 6 August 1945 (Photo: epd-Bild)

Despite the apparent overcoming of the East-West conflict, the existence of 7000 atomic warheads worldwide is cause for deep concern, according to Heinrich Bedford-Strohm. The nuclear threat is underestimated, says the EKD Council Chair, who is part of a World Council of Churches delegation to Japan to commemorate the 70th anniversary of the atomic bomb attack on Hiroshima and Nagasaki.


July 7, 2015

Bible online: more than a book!. Luther Bible and tablet (Photo: epd-bild/Markus Niethammer)

Bible culture is changing in the world of bits and bytes. The reader is becoming a co-author. Texts are enhanced by images and undergo creative, even subversive change through the addition of video and audio files. Or they are linked to blogs and forums. This enlivens the way we handle the Bible - while also entailing risks.


June 27, 2015

A strong church in the city. edi20150627_120

The sea and the city. These apparent opposites go quite well together - according to pastors from the EKD's partner churches convening in Hamburg. They found that both the sea and the city are dynamic forces in church life.


Diakonie Emergency Aid calls for a new refugee policy .

July 23, 2015

Three dozen municipalities bear the title "European City of the Reformation".

July 22, 2015

EKD Military bishop: States must put a stop to people smuggling.

July 15, 2015

WCC pays tribute to Jan Hus on 600th anniversary of his death.

July 06, 2015

General secretary Mwombeki changes to Lutheran World Federation.

June 22, 2015

Lutheran World Federation warns against further terror.

June 18, 2015

Press Releases

EKD deplores "iconoclasm" of the Reformation.

Dialogue with Ecumenical Patriarchate on the significance of images

July 13, 2015

"Jan Hus was an important precursor of the Reformation".

Special Envoy Margot Käßmann takes part in commemorations in Prague

July 4, 2015

500 years of Reformation: celebrating 2017 as a joint festival of Christ.

Ecumenical planning for 2017 - exchange of letters between Cardinal Marx and EKD Council Chair Bedford-Strohm

June 29, 2015

EKD Council Chair on environmental encyclical: it comes at the right time.

Bedford-Strohm welcomes climate protection offensive by Pope Francis

June 18, 2015

"Churches are multipliers of the European idea".

Synod president Schwaetzer at Brussels meeting of European religious leaders

June 16, 2015

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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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