January 18, 2015Week of prayer for Christian unity prepared from Brazil.
Today marks the start of the international Week of Prayer for Christian Unity for 2015 with the theme "Give me a drink". The materials for the prayers and worship services have been prepared by Christian churches in Brazil. Water is in short supply in South America - even the metropolis São Paulo could soon dry up. Apart from misguided planning, experts blame the deforestation of the rain forest for the drought.
January 16, 2015First military chaplain to go to Ebola-stricken area .
It could be risky but he is not afraid: military chaplain Andreas-Christian Tübler (57) trusts in the rules of hygiene and in divine protection as he goes to the Ebola region in West Africa. The first German military chaplain to be posted to this area, he will spend five weeks mainly doing pastoral walk among aid workers from Germany and the region.
January 15, 2015Bedford-Strohm gratified at "healthy response of defiance" to terror.
"Now, of all times!" writes the EKD Council chair in the weekly DIE ZEIT. In his guest column, Heinrich Bedford-Strom comes out in favour of tolerance and a culture of appreciative encounters between the religions. He sees that to be the best response to the attacks in Paris. Moreover, he comments on dialogue with atheists.
January 16, 2015Lutherans and Catholics plan joint ecumenical commemoration for 2016.
January 16, 2015Political and religious leaders call for commitment to oppose hate .
09 January 2015Churches call for more solidarity at New Year .
January 2, 2015Bedford-Strohm criticizes unjust distribution of wealth.
November 19, 2014Protestant provost condemns attack on Jerusalem synagogue.
November 19, 2014
EKD mourns former bishop of Brunswick
January 20, 2015Intercessory prayer for oppressed and persecuted Christians in the world.
EKD publishes materials focusing on Turkey
January 15, 2015"Welcome one another:" Solidarity as genuinely Christian responsibility.
EKD Council Chair Heinrich Bedford-Strohm at New Year
December 31st, 2014EKD Council Chair Bedford-Strohm at Christmas in 2014.
December 23rd, 2014An ecumenism of short distances.
Council Chair Bedford-Strohm pays an inaugural visit to Cardinal Marx
November 16, 2014