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


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
Many Protestants who are interested in the Reformation anniversary live in South Korea. Some of them want to visit the historical Reformation sites in Germany. Korea also makes plans for the anniversary. more
The Luther Decade puts an emphasis on the far north by opening the new theme year there. On Reformation Day, October 31st, the theme year “Reformation – Image and Bible” will start in Hamburg. more
Almost 500 years ago, the Reformation began with the publication of Martin Luther's theses against the selling of indulgences. How did Christians from different denominations perceive the famous theologian since that time? 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