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L’évêque Heinrich Bedford-Strohm et le cardinal Reinhard Marx réfléchissent à leur travail commun pour l’unité, la justice et la paix

L’évêque Heinrich Bedford-Strohm, président du Conseil de l’Église évangélique d’Allemagne, et le cardinal Reinhard Marx, archevêque de Munich et ancien président de la Conférence des évêques allemands, ont reçu le prix de la paix d’Augsbourg 2020 pour leur «volonté inconditionnelle de vivre ensemble en paix».

Bischof Heinrich Bedford-Strohm und Kardinal Reinhard Marx sprechen über ihr gemeinsames Engagement für Einheit, Gerechtigkeit und Frieden

Bischof Heinrich Bedford-Strohm, Vorsitzender des Rates der Evangelischen Kirche in Deutschland, und Kardinal Reinhard Marx, Erzbischof von München und Freising und ehemaliger Vorsitzender der Deutschen Bischofskonferenz (DBK), haben den Augsburger Friedenspreis 2020 für ihren „unbedingten Wille zu einem friedvollen Miteinander“ erhalten.

Churches need to confront the world’s divisions, says WCC interim general secretary

Only a church that overcomes ethnic, racial and national hatreds can be a credible sign of freedom and reconciliation, the interim general secretary of the World Council of Churches (WCC), Rev. Prof. Dr Ioan Sauca has said in an address to mark the 75th anniversary of the Stuttgart Declaration of Guilt by German Protestant leaders after the Second World War.

Evangelical Church in Germany releases statement on Germany’s council presidency

The chairs of the German Bishops’ Conference and the Council of the Evangelical Church in Germany released on 22 June a statement on Germany’s Council presidency. On 1 July Germany will take over the presidency of the Council of the European Union.
“God keeps God’s promises to us human beings,” the statement reads. “And God gives us the strength to contribute our part to a successful outcome.”

Exhibition “Peace takes a different way”

03 April - 03 May 2019

Violence begets violence, so peace-building requires nonviolent engagement. Examples of how this can be done have been put together in an interactive exhibition by the Evangelical Church in Hesse and Nassau, EKHN (represented in the World Council of Churches through the Evangelical Church in Germany, EKD).

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WCC leadership visits Karlsruhe to prepare for 2021 Assembly

Last week a delegation from the World Council of Churches (WCC) led by Metropolitan Prof. Dr Gennadios of Sassima, vice-moderator of the WCC Central Committee and moderator of the Assembly Planning Committee, and Rev. Dr Olav Fykse Tveit, general secretary of the WCC, visited Karlsruhe, Germany, where the WCC 11th Assembly will be held in September 2021.

“Lent to us is the Star on which we live” - The Agenda 2030: a Challenge to the Churches

The Evangelical Church in Germany (EKD) has recently made available a discussion paper affirming the significance of Agenda 2030 and placing specific demands upon those in positions of responsibility within politics, civil society and churches. EKD Texte 130 - “Lent to us is the Star on which we live” The Agenda 2030: a Challenge to the Churches

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