At the 3rd session of the 12th Synod of the EKD there were plenty of topics for discussion: from climate protection to childcare facilities, from mission to the Jews to the victory of Donald Trump. A lot was decided in the four days - here is an overview of the decisions.
"I hope that good sense comes back".
Petra Bosse-Huber, head of the EKD department of Ecumenical Relations and Ministries Abroad, is shocked at the results of the US presidential election. However, she hopes that realism will prevail and that Donald Trump, too, is capable of change.
EKD Synod confers on Europe and rightwing populism in congregations.
This year's Synod of the Evangelical Church in Germany (EKD) is dealing with the crisis of Europe. "This is the focal theme of the four-day synod and churches are challenged to do something about cohesion in Europe," said Synod president Irmgard Schwaetzer in Berlin.
EKD Synod ends session in MagdeburgTolerating diversity, taking a strong line on rightwing extremism.
Magdeburg: Heinrich Bedford-Strohm reports to EKD Synod. Prospects for 2017: "Political consequences of Christian freedom will be clearly audible."Historical opportunity for ecumenism.
Heinrich Bedford-Strohm comments on launch of Reformation anniversary with Pope Francis"Signal of reconciliation and a fresh start".
Celebrations marking 500th Reformation anniversary open with service and ceremonial act in Berlin"An important step towards reconciling the churches".
Joint Message concludes ecumenical pilgrimage to the Holy Land