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.


September 29, 2014

Visit to Parliament and parish twinnings . Members of the Meissen-Commision

The recent conference of the Meissen Commission featured meetings with representatives of the German Federal Parliament. For their meeting, delegates from the Church of England and the EKD examined the 2014 theme of the Luther Decade, "Reformation and Politics". Another focus: Partnerships between German Protestant and British Anglican congregations.


Reformation anniversary: Networking in Wittenberg. EKD peace spokesperson: military strikes against IS do not create peace. "Culture of welcome" for refugees needed. African churches call for prayers of intercession for the victims of Ebola. Conference of European Churches moves to Brussels by December . Schwaetzer: "bands of murderers" in Iraq should be stopped by using force if necessary.

Press Releases

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

Peace rally against Islamophobia in Berlin.

EKD Council Chair Schneider: "Let us rise up together"

September 19, 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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