Yesterday (29 November 2022) the churches‘ Joint Statement on Migration (“Shaping migration in a humane manner”) was presented on the invitation of the Brussels Office of the Evangelische Kirche in Deutschland (EKD - Protestant Church in Germany), the Migration Commission of the German Bishops’ Conference and the Churches’ Commission for Migrants in Europe (CCME). </span>
The 11th Assembly of the World Council of Churches (WCC) ended today with a joint closing service. From 31 August to 8 September 2022, the assembly brought together around 2000 international participants from 352 WCC member churches in Karlsruhe.</span>
Today Praeses Annette Kurschus, chair of the Council of the Evangelische Kirche in Deutschland (EKD – Protestant Church in Germany), travels to Rome. Besides ecumenical conversations and encounters, the visit will focus on the work of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Italy (ELCI).</span>
“The financial scandals of recent times - In particular, the Cum Ex or Wirecard scandals – reveal that there are deficiencies of accountability in the financial economy and its supervision by policy-makers and the rule of law,” writes Bishop Heinrich Bedford-Strohm, of the Evangelische Kirche in Deutschland (EKD - Protestant Church in Germany), in his foreword to the EKD Text “Towards a Sustainable and Just Financial system” published last year in German. </span>
The Advisory Commission on Worldwide Ecumenism of the "EKD – Protestant Church in Germany" has for several years been following the development of Pentecostal churches and discussing the topic with numerous international experts. On this basis, a study paper entitled “Pentecostal Movement and Charismatisation. Approaches – Suggestions – Perspectives” was drawn up and published in German in 2021.