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


Following the footsteps of John Calvin: Federal President Joachim Gauck visited the International Reformation Museum in Geneva. mehr
This year, the Handel Festivals in Göttingen and Halle are dedicated to the politics of the aristocracy: they remember the 300th anniversary of the personal union between Great Britain and Hanover. - Also a contribution to the theme year “Reformation and Politics” of the Luther Decade. mehr
In Castle Krobnitz in Reichenbauch (Upper Lusatia), the exhibition “Faces of the Reformation in Upper Lusatia, Bohemia and Silesia”, which will soon travel as a touring project, opens its gates for the first time. mehr
In view of the Reformation anniversary in 2017, the German Evangelical Northern Church and the Dutch Foundation Refo500 have agreed on a co-operation. mehr
During her stay in the capital of the Czech Republik, Prague, Käßmann also acknowledged the Czech Reformer Jan Hus, who had been burned on the stake during the Council of Constance. mehr

Sites of the Reformation

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Ostern: "Dass die Christen dem Teufel und dem Tod ein Gelächter machen können"
Luther sang gern und besonders zu Ostern legte er all seinen Jubel in den Gesang. Das Osterlied "Christ lag in Todesbanden" stammt aus seiner Feder, die Strophen enden allesamt auf...
Luther Way
On the Luther Way: Reformation history, experienced on foot
Step by step, far from the busy roads, the sites of the Reformation along the Luther Way in Saxony-Anhalt, Thuringia or Saxony can be explored. The routes lead to churches, the homes and the...
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...

Luther and the Consequences - 500 Years of Reformation History