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Ecumenical Relations and Ministries Abroad

The EKD's Department for Ecumenical Relations and Ministries Abroad, headed by Bishop Petra Bosse-Huber, is responsible for the coordination of the EKD's international relations and German language ministries abroad.

You will find more than 140 German-speaking Protestant congregations abroad associated with the Evangelical Church in Germany (EKD). The Department for Ecumenical Relations and Ministries Abroad selects and accompanies pastors who are sent to foreign countries to serve German-speaking communities and a number of partner churches in Europe as well as overseas. These German-speaking congregations reach out to German expatriates, tourists and residents abroad. German-speaking congregations work closely with churches in their host countries. You are invited to join them in worship and to experience how Germans express their Christian faith in prayer, music and preaching.

The Department for Ecumenical Relations and Ministries Abroad does not grant financial support to development or mission projects abroad. Please direct applications for funding or humanitarian assistance to the relevant church agencies and services in charge of development aid.

The Department for Ecumenical Relations and Ministries Abroad maintains and fosters church-to-church relations with many churches throughout the world, building bridges between people and continents. As a part of the ecumenical movement the EKD is committed to the goal of Christian unity in the spirit of Jesus Christ.