June 10, 2015

From Flensburg to Paris - a Pilgrimage for Climate Protection. (Photo: epd-bild /Joker/Karl-Heinz Hick)

"Climate protection and global justice go," says EKD Council Chair Heinrich Bedford-Strohm. He is one of the sponsors of the Ecumenical Pilgrimage for Climate Justice. The pilgrims will take this message from northern Germany to the UN climate summit in Paris.


June 5, 2015

More accountability in business required. Kailash Satyarthi

During Thursday's panel discussion on "How much ethics can business bear?" the Kirchentag rang with calls for a just economic order. In view of child labour in many countries, Nobel Peace Prize winner Kailash Satyarthi challenged the business community to be accountable for its actions. "We must create a culture of corporate social responsibility," the Indian child rights activist stated. "The globalisation of economies and markets will not lead to a sustainable society."


May 29, 2015

Mediators in conflicts. namibia_120

Deescalate instead of beating people up: In Namibia young people learned how to resolve conflicts nonviolently. Twenty of them took part in the workshop "Youth become peace-makers", a church peace-work program s supported by the Evangelical Church in Germany.

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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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