Inter-Church Relations

The EKD is committed to the ecumenical movement and to its goal of unity in Christ. Besides its active participation in the framework of the World Council of Churches, the Conference of European Churches and the Community of Protestant Churches in Europe, the Church Office of the EKD is in contact with many churches around the world. Bilateral visits, theological dialogues and consultations are organized by the EKD Department for Ecumenical relations and Ministries Abroad.

The EKD maintains close links with the following churches which have their roots in German emigration and where the German language is still partly used for worship in

Covenanted relations and full communion have been established with the following Lutheran churches:

Further covenanted relations exist with the following Protestant churches in Europe:

The EKD is also in regular dialogue with the Orthodox Churches of Russia, Romania and the Ecumenical Patriarchate of Constantinople.