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    The Reformation Anniversary is a celebration of Christ, striving to convey the message of God's free grace to all people.

    Heinrich Bedford-Strohm

    Heinrich Bedford-Strohm
    Chair of the Council of the EKD

    ©Foto: ELKB/mck

    The bible

    In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.

    Gospel of John
    John 1:1

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    God's word must be tangible.

    Heinrich Bedford-Strohm

    Heinrich Bedford-Strohm
    Chair of the Council of the EKD

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    The bible

    We cannot keep from speaking about what we have seen and heard.

    Acts of the Apostles
    Acts 4:20

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People in the EKD

The Council of the EKD

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    Andreas Barner

    „By means of wise economic activities we want to share with the generations to come. Regarding the issue of education, we have to share with those who still lack opportunity in Germany.“

    Member of the Council of the EKD
    Andreas Barner ©Foto: epd-bild/Norbert Neetz

     
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    Heinrich Bedford-Strohm

    „Singing together, prayer, listening to the Bible, experiencing the presence of Christ in the Holy Supper: all of this constitutes the source from which we, as the Church, draw the strength for our lives.“

    Chair of the Council of the EKD
    Heinrich Bedford-Strohm ©Foto: ELKB/mck

     
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    Michael Diener

    „These are good times for the Gospel message, because now the level of sustainability and substantiality of our Christian faith will become evident and proven.“

    Member of the Council of the EKD
    Michael Diener ©Foto: epd-bild/Norbert Neetz

     
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    Markus Dröge

    „The freedom of the faith redeems us from worrying about ourselves and transforms us into human beings who are able to accept responsibility for others“

    Member of the Council of the EKD
    Markus Dröge ©Foto: epd-bild/Jens Schlüter

     
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    Kirsten Fehrs

    „As an exercise of tolerance, the freedom of religion we have inherited from the Reformation is a precious good, if not the highest asset in our country!“

    Member of the Council of the EKD
    Kirsten Fehrs ©Foto: epd-bild/Norbert Neetz

     
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    Elisabeth Gräb-Schmidt

    „Christianity is a way of life that spiritually permeates feelings, thoughts and actions.“

    Member of the Council of the EKD
    Elisabeth Gräb-Schmidt ©Foto: epd-bild/Norbert Neetz

     
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    Kerstin Griese

    „For me, living the faith means cultivating human fellowship and being an advocate for the powerless in a caring society.“

    Mitglied des Rates der EKD
    Kerstin Griese ©Foto: epd-bild/Norbert Neetz

     
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    Jacob Joussen

    „We will need an autonomous profile as a Protestant church, but it won't work all alone.“

    Member of the Council of the EKD
    Jacob Joussen ©Foto: epd-bild/Norbert Neetz

     
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    Volker Jung

    „I want to strengthen people's trust in the promise that God looks after us.“

    Member of the Council of the EKD and Commissioner for Sports
    Volker Jung ©Foto: EKHN

     
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    Dieter Kaufmann

    „Our witness to the faith becomes manifest in word and deed, in society and politics.“

    Member of the Council of the EKD
    Dieter Kaufmann ©Foto: epd-bild/Norbert Neetz

     
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    Annette Kurschus

    „In this world we must keep alive a hope that goes beyond human experience and capacity.“

    Deputy Chair of the Council of the EKD and Commissioner for German-Polish relations
    Annette Kurschus ©Foto: EKvW

     
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    Thomas Rachel

    „Protestantism is always especially strong when it is widely represented in the centre of society. “

    Member of the Council of the EKD
    Thomas Rachel ©Foto: epd-bild/Norbert Neetz

     
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    Irmgard Schwaetzer

    „Praying for peace and proclaiming the Gospel's message of peace belongs to our most noble tasks.“

    President of the Synod and Member of the Council of the EKD
    Irmgard Schwaetzer ©Foto: epd-bild/Norbert Neetz

     
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    Stephanie Springer

    „If we want to argue the case of peace, human dignity and solidarity, we can only do so with a clear voice.“

    Member of the Council of the EKD
    Stephanie Springer ©Foto: epd-bild/Norbert Neetz

     
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    Marlehn Thieme

    „People want to know how we, as Church of the Reformation, deal with the Christian message and our faith today.“

    Member of the Council of the EKD
    Marlehn Thieme ©Foto: epd-bild/Norbert Neetz