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.
At its two-day meeting concluding today (24 March), the Church Conference of the Evangelical Church in Germany (EKD) dealt extensively with the war that the President of the Russian Federation began against Ukraine.
The Union of Evangelical Churches in the EKD (UEK) is awarding the Karl Barth Prize of the UEK in 2022 to the US theologian Katherine Sonderegger. Katherine Sonderegger is professor of systematic theology at Virginia Theological Seminary. </span>
Thousands of people are suffering increasing hardship in the Polish Belarus border area, and the political tension is mounting. For that reason, the Evangelical Church in Germany (EKD) and the “Christian Vision” working group of the Coordination Council for Belarus are together calling on political leaders to enable immediate access to humanitarian aid, to comply with applicable law and not to use people as a plaything of politics.