As theological debates on sexuality and marriage become more and more central, many Christian denominations are being asked to clarify their views.
The German Evangelical Alliance describes the Protestant State Church’s support for gay marriage as “catastrophic.” The law was passed despite the opposition of Chancellor Angela Merkel.
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.