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


There are many reasons why it is surprising that the Zittau Lenten Veil still exists. The first: Martin Luther did not want it. The colourful pieces of cloth that veiled altars and relics during Lent were a “cheat” in the Reformer's eyes. mehr
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

Sites of the Reformation

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Luther and the Consequences - 500 Years of Reformation History