The attacks in Paris must not be instrumentalised to change refugee policy, according to the Evangelical Church in Germany (EKD). "Paris does not change everything," said the EKD Council chair in a radio interview.
75 years after the devastating "blitz".
In the night from 15 to 15 November 1940, German bombs destroyed large parts of Coventry - including the cathedral dating from the 14th century. The ruins still stand and have become a symbol of reconciliation. Practical peace-building is firmly rooted in the church life of the city.
Reformation: a celebration in Strasbourg.
Protestants celebrate Reformation Day with services and many other events. A new theme year in the Luther Decade, "Reformation and One World", was opened today, focusing on the global dimension of the Reformation. Margot Käßmann, EKD special envoy for the Reformation anniversary, preached the sermon.
Cardinal Reinhard Marx and Heinrich Bedford-Strohm on the attacks and hostage-taking in ParisNew Council inducted.
Festive service to conclude EKD SynodEKD: Bedford-Strohm re-elected.
Term of office until 2021. Heinrich Bedford-Strohm remains chair of EKD CouncilAnnette Kurschus becomes deputy chair of EKD Council.
Westphalian church president elected as deputy for Heinrich Bedford-StrohmLast theme year of the Luther Decade.
EKD opens Decade year "Reformation and One World" Luther Medal goes to former German president Horst Köhler and his wife Eva Luise-Köhler