30th June 2014Nikolaus Schneider announces his withdrawal from office as EKD Council chair.
Nikolaus Schneider will lay down his office as chair of the Council of the Evangelical Church in Germany (EKD) as of 10 November 2014 and leave the EKD Council. He justified his step to the EKD Council as follows: "Accompanying my wife, who has cancer, makes this step imperative. I want to devote all my time to our journey together. This wish cannot be combined with my continuing to hold this office."
24th June 2014Churches for minute's silence to commemorate World War.
Europe's Protestants propose observing a minute's silence to remember the outbreak of the First World War 100 years ago. A central commemorative service is planned for 3 August in Alsace.
5 June 2014The Three-Religion Center.
The pastor calls it "an unprecedented venture", the Rabbi speaks of a "spiritual statement" and the Imam looks forward to getting to know the others. In Berlin Christians, Jews and Muslims want to build a religious center together, to be financed by donations.
EKD Synod president Irmgard Schwaetzer welcomes decision of General Synod
17 July 2014"Looking away is not an option".
On World Refugee Day Protestant and Catholic churches in Germany appeal for assistance to Syrian refugees
19th June 2014Promoting peaceful living together .
Encounter between EKD and KRM delegations in Cologne
16th June 2014"The constant theme of peace has certainly not had its day".
EKD Council Chair at 10th meeting of high-level religious leaders in Brussels
10th June 2014"We are on the right track ecumenically".
First official visit by Cardinal Marx to Rev. Nikolaus Schneider, Chair of EKD Council
29 March 2014