The Agenda 2030: a Challenge to the Churches, EKD-Texte 130, 2018 A Discussion Paper authored by the Advisory Commission of the EKD on Sustainable Development, Hannover 2018 The Discussion paper of the advisory commission of the EKD on Sustainable Development, which was authorized by the governing board of EKD, describes the agenda 2030 as a challenge for politics, civil society and churches. The authors are warning that the boundaries of load-bearing capacity of the planet are exceeded and that a radical transformation is needed to sustain the earth for the following generations. The Agenda 2030 discribes many fundamental insights that the churches proclaimed in the last 40 years. The EKD are welcoming the great demands of the agenda 2030, which includes the satisfaction of the social needs and the awareness of the ecological boundaries of the planet. The Agenda 2030 is a challenge for everybody to contribute what he can to support a sustainable development. According to four practical fields like agriculture, overcome inequality, sustainable consume and climate protection the paper describes what churches in Germany are already doing and what have to be done more.
The Reader on the 500th anniversary of the Reformation in 2017 is available in English and can be downloaded free of charge from the EKD website. Richly illustrated, it packs the highlights of the quincentenary into 40 pages. For example, it recalls the thousand cheerful young people who met in summer last year at the Wittenberg camps for confirmation candidates, where they enjoyed discussions and cultural activities. Or the nearly 100,000 enthusiastic singers and musicians in the Luther pop oratorio with just as many in the audience. It recalls the services and official acts, exhibitions and concerts in honour of the Reformation everywhere in Germany. Also the many moving moments during the anniversary year: the ‘healing of memories’ services among Protestants and Catholics all over the country, or Pope Francis, who celebrated with the Protestants and aroused great hope for more ecumenism. Not to mention the visit of Barack Obama to the Kirchentag. And much more. All of that got people in Germany moving - and will continue to do so.Read online
Ten convictions regarding refugees and integration from an evangelical perspective
Intercession for oppressed and persecuted Christians - Focus: Central Asia
Conditions – Theological. Foundations – Perspectives. EKD-Text 124, 2015
A Memorandum of the Council of the Evangelical Church in Germany (EKD) on work, social partnership, and trade unions, 2015
A Contribution to the Debate about new Guiding Principles for Sustainable Development. A Study by the Advisory Commission, 2015
Setting a new Direction for Agricultural Development and Global Food Security. A Study by the Advisory Commission of the EKD on Sustainable Development.
Initiative of the Council of the Evangelical Church in Germany (EKD) and the German Bishops’ Conference for a Renewed Economic and Social Order, 2014
Lutheran-Catholic Common Commemoration of the Reformation in 2017
Declaration of the 11th Synod of the Evangelical Church in Germany at its 7th sessionRead online
A peace-ethical statement of the EKD CouncilRead online
Sustainable Development requires Global Governance
Celebrating 500 Years of the Reformation in 2017, A Foundational Text from the Council of the Evangelical Church in Germany, 2014 (english and spanish version)Read online
Focus: The countries of the Arabian Peninsula