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.


June 17, 2015

Protestants and Muslims: Joint engagement for refugees. edi20150617_120

At their annual meeting, representatives of the EKD and the Muslim Coordination Council have called for closer cooperation between Protestant and Muslim communities in working with refugees. And a jointly drafted guide to dialogue shows further opportunities for encounter.


June 10, 2015

From Flensburg to Paris - a Pilgrimage for Climate Protection. (Photo: epd-bild /Joker/Karl-Heinz Hick)

"Climate protection and global justice go," says EKD Council Chair Heinrich Bedford-Strohm. He is one of the sponsors of the Ecumenical Pilgrimage for Climate Justice. The pilgrims will take this message from northern Germany to the UN climate summit in Paris.


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

July 06, 2015

General secretary Mwombeki changes to Lutheran World Movement.

June 22, 2015

Lutheran World Federation warns against further terror.

June 18, 2015

Refugee policy: churches want to mediate.

June 12, 2015

EKD Council Chair Bedford-Strohm: the G7 has sent clear signals .

June 9, 2015

Bedford-Strohm rejects TTIP .

June 6, 2015

Press Releases

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

Joint statement on 2015 G7 summit in Germany by Bishop Dr Heinrich Bedford-Strohm, chair of the Council of the Evangelical Church in Germany, and Cardinal Reinhard Marx, chair of the German Bishops' Conference.

June 4, 2015

Roadmap connects 18 countries in Europe.

"Reformation on the road" forges a link between 67 cities

June 2, 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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