In the year of the Reformation anniversary, three big national exhibitions and many other presentations will take up the theme of Martin Luther's effect on history and culture in Germany and elsewhere, and the traces he left in art and music.
"The light shines in the darkness".
We are all shaken by the attack in Berlin, which took so many innocent lives. Our thoughts now go out to the relatives of the victims and to those in hospital. We can only try to imagine their sense of horror and despair.
HIV testing, detecting, treating .
On World AIDS Day, 1 December, the World Council of Churches launched a new campaign to detect HIV. Religious leaders were to be tested for HIV and to set the example, Francesca Merico, told epd (Protestant press service) in Geneva. An Italian lawyer, she coordinates the WCC campaign against AIDS.
EKD publishes guide to Reformation anniversary"Forgive us our sins".
EKD asks for forgiveness from descendents of genocide in former German South West AfricaObama and Makgoba to visit Germany for 500th Reformation anniversary.
Prominent international speakers at Kirchentag and Festive Weekend in late May"We continue to pin our hopes on Europe!".
Ecumenical statement marking the 60th anniversary of the signing of the Rome treaties"A day of joy": churches celebrate reconciliation.
Healing of Memories service in Hildesheim sends a clear message of ecumenism