500 Jahre Reformation

Luther Decade

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Theme Year "Reformation and Politics"

During the Luther Decade, the church and the state collaborate in creating ten theme years, forging the path towards the Reformation anniversary in 2017. On October 31st, 2013, the theme year "Reformation and Politics" has begun.
Authority and personal responsibility, faith and power, freedom of conscience and human rights: these are issues of the Reformation that remain with us today and deserve wide discussion in churches and society. more


Our notion of the Reformation is intrinsically linked with Lucas Cranach: The portraits of the Reformers are the faces of the transformation who make it visible, and the altars celebrate the new faith. more
The Luther Decade puts an emphasis on the far north by opening the new theme year there. Today the theme year “Reformation – Image and Bible” will start in Hamburg. more
On Reformation Day, the Cranach altar from 1555 in Weimar's City Church will be fully visible for the first time in decades. more
They are his great-great-grandchildren: the Finnish authors who are the guests of honour at this year's Frankfurt Book Fair. Their ancestor is Mikael Agricola, Finland's Reformer. With his translation of the Bible, he also brought education to Finland. more
A quince tree has been planted as the 200th tree in the Luther Garden in Wittenberg. It was sponsored by the Northwest Washington Synod of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America. more

Sites of the Reformation

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Theme year 2014
Theme year 2014 - Reformation and Politics
From its very beginning, the Reformation has engaged in an active interplay with politics. State power and God's reign, authority and maturity, obedience and freedom of conscience – both church...
Around half the globe to the "Theses door"
They want to see where the Reformer has lived, get goose bumps at Luther's grave and belt out "A Mighty Fortress is our God" in front of the "Theses door" in Wittenberg. For...

Luther and the Consequences - 500 Years of Reformation History