March 9, 2015

Heinrich Bedford-Strohm: "No one must get used to threats to Jews". week_brotherhood_120

The societies for Christian-Jewish cooperation in Germany work for Christian-Jewish dialogue and peaceful coexistence. With the annual "Week of Brotherhood" they enliven their mutual relations - and award the Buber-Rosenzweig medal. This year it went to Catholic theologian Hanspeter Heinz.


March 6, 2015

World Day of Prayer Project: breaking the silence. 2015_03_06_wgt_120

The issue of sexuality is still taboo in the Bahamas. The Caribbean country that was the focus of the World Day of Prayer has one of the highest rape rates worldwide, and every fourth mother is under 18. The Bahamas Crisis Centre tries to prevent this - through conversations.


February 13, 2015

Reconciliation under the Cross of Nails. The Cross of Nails of the Frauenkirche in Dresden

Three carpenter's nails tied together to form a cross, are today known as the 'Cross of Nails' and stand for reconciliation and peace. Ten years ago the Dresden Frauenkirche (Church of Our Lady) was admitted into the International Community of the Cross of Nails. A look at this movement for reconciliation after World War II.

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Reformation anniversary

The Reformation of Martin Luther and other prominent theologians of the early 16th century have not only brought up the evangelical churches but also a new era of history. The 500th anniversary of the Reformation in 2017 will be a prominent event to deepen the awareness of the importance of this historical change.

Reformation anniversary: Luther 2017


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