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


The Reformer Martin Luther will become the star of a pop oratory. Several thousand singers are to bring the religious mega-project onstage. The first performance will be in 2015 in Dortmund. more
A new research study on the nationalistic and propagandistic abuse of Luther chorales during the First World War has been presented by Michael Fischer from Freiburg. more
Amidst the turmoil of the Thirty Years' War, August of Saxony was elected as archbishop by the cathedral chapter of Magedburg. A new exhibition in Halle now focuses on his life and work during and after the war. more
Under the motto “I have been born to my Germans, and I want to serve them”, around 100 exhibits give an impression about how, over the course of decades, both life and work of the Reformer were increasingly harmonised. more
Exactly 500 years ago, on August 5th, 1514, Martin Luther made his first statements in a letter about the Jews. The Reformer's well-documented hatred towards the Jews continues to be a burden for the Evangelical church until today. more

Sites of the Reformation

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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...
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