"If my soul is calm I can learn well" . Members of the conference

The noise of a plane, a smell that reminds the refugees of the war. Often trifles suffice to arouse traumatic memories. Many refugee children suffer from such traumas and naturally do not leave them behind when they go to school. Christiane Sättler-Adel reports on her experiences with unaccompanied refugees at a one-day conference on refugees in Protestant schools in Hanover.


Art from the holocaust. Photo: epd-Bild/Collection of the Yad Vashem Art

They were created in secret, at the risk of the artist's life, and survived in hiding places. The pictures by inmates of concentration camps told of daily life in the face of threatened annihilation. Death is present in them all. A selection of works can be seen now in Germany for the first time.


"Do to others as you would have them do to you". Members of EKD-Council

Concluding its meeting today in Breklem, Schleswig Holstein, the Council of the Evangelical Church in Germany (EKD) today set out the priorities of its work for the 2016. A key issue will be handling the challenges arising from the high number of refugees in Europe.

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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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