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Document Kirchentag
Keynote lecture by Rev. Dr Samuel Kobia
Located in Resources / / WCC general secretary / Speeches
Document Respect for life
Located in Resources / / Justice, diakonia and responsibility for creation / Science, technology, ethics
Document Ecumenical project report, internship programme 2007
Sina-Marei Degenhard took part in the WCC internship programme 2007. During their stay in Geneva each intern is expected to plan an ecumenical project to implement in his or her home context upon return. The report Sina-Marei Degenhard wrote about the project she implemented in Germany is published as an example.
Located in Resources / / Ecumenical movement in the 21st century / Youth
Document Celebrating Easter Together
In early 2001, the WCC Public Information Team asked knowledgeable representatives of the Orthodox, Roman Catholic and Protestant traditions to give a brief outline of their thinking on a common date for Easter. The series began with this article by the Rev. Dr Dagmar Heller, executive secretary for Mission and Ecumenical Relations in North Baden, Evangelical Church in Baden, Germany. As a WCC staff member with the "Faith and Order" team, she had been involved in organizing and accompanying the discussion process on a common date for Easter.
Located in Resources / / I. Unity: The Church and its mission / Towards a Common Date for Easter
Document Statement on the current refugee situation
A statement on the current refugee situation by church leaders from the Protestant Regional Churches in Germany, signed by the bishops of the 20 Protestant churches constituting the Evangelical Church in Germany.
Located in Resources / Documents / Other ecumenical bodies
Document Statement from religious leaders for the upcoming COP21
Statement of Faith and Spiritual Leaders on the upcoming United Nations Climate Change Conference, COP21 in Paris in December 2015.
Located in Resources / / Diakonia / Climate Change
Document Congratulations to new EKD Council chairperson Margot Kässmann
Located in Resources / / WCC general secretary / Messages and letters
Document Church Leaders' Consultation on the European Refugee Crisis: Communique
The WCC, the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Bavaria and the Evangelical Church in Germany jointly hosted a Church Leaders' Consultation on the European Refugee Crisis, on 29 October 2015.
Located in Resources / Documents / Other conferences and meetings
Document Bishop Martin Schindehütte
Bishop Schindehütte was part of a small EKD delegation visiting the LWF, WCRC and WCC on 28 November 2012 for talks about the Reformation Jubilee in 2017. During morning prayers, Bishop Martin Schindehütte of the Evangelical Church in Germany gave a short reflection on John 1:1-15.
Located in Resources / / Other conferences and meetings / Visits