Digital Ecumenical Kirchentag
13 - 16 May 2021
The German Kirchentag is a church congress like no other. Every two years around 100,000 participants converge on a German city and make their choice of the 2,000 events on offer over a 4 day period. The significant international component makes it the world's largest regularly occurring ecumenical conference.
This year's Ecumenical Kirchentag takes place 13-16 May 2021 and will for obvious reasons be a reduced and online-only event. You can find out more information by following the link to the British Committee website, and the full programme can be found on the German website (oekt.de) much of which is also available in English.
Kirchentag events will be accessible free without registration from the German website with the most content being offered on Saturday 15 May.
The German Chancellor Angela Merkel takes part in a session on climate change on that day. And Deputy General Secretary of the World Council of Churches, Isabel Apawo Phiri and the General Secretary of Religions for Peace, Azza Karam, will be in conversation (in English). Most sessions are in German but those where English is available are marked with an 'e' on the programme.
indicating an English translation
Though far from typical, this year's online event is a great opportunity to get a flavour of the Kirchentag at what is an important time for developing our relationships with the Christians of mainland Europe.
Do spread the word if you know of people who may be interested, and please contact any of us listed on the British Committee website with any questions.
Click here to visit the Facebook page of the Kirchentag's British Committee.
Photo: Some of the 2000-strong brass band which accompanied the congregational singing at the Closing Service of the 2nd Ecumenical Kirchentag in 2010.