Some were not interested in losing their power and corrupt privileges. Others preferred to continue their religious life with a “straw God”.
Women are more convinced than men. Church attendance of state Protestant Church (EKD) reaches new low.
The German city is ready for “Gates of Freedom”, 16 weeks of events which could attract 500,000 visitors.
In the last months, the two historic religious institutions have made clear ecumenical statements in favour of more unity.
Several events to share “common faith” and “heal wounds” of the past are organised in Germany. Most evangelical Christians dissociate themselves from this ecumenical approach.
German Bishops' Conference, and the Protestant Evangelical Church in Germany (EKD) issued a joint statement about the harassment and attacks Christian refugees suffer.