Centre for Global Ministries and Ecumenical Relations of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Northern Germany
Shape and support the relationships of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Northern Germany to churches and non-governmental organisations in Africa, Asia, the Middle East, the Pacific, the Americas and Europe; commit to the Gospel of Jesus Christ and stand up for justice, peace and integrity of creation; support religious, social, medical and educational projects in its partner countries; share skills between all participants due to the global exchange and encounters between people across cultural and religious boundaries; support global learning within the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Northern Germany; support and qualify international partnership groups, communities and church districts; offer lectures, seminars, conferences, workshops, projects with schools, exhibitions and consulting services; offer room for international encounters where people can get to know one another and learn from each other; help people to become aware that we all depend on each other; commit to justice, the respect for human rights and solidarity in lifestyle; commit to ensure that women, men and children can live in dignity and freedom; support people and groups that stand up for reconciliation and the integrity of creation; tell about what inspires us and what we believe in; take up spiritual and theological ideas from intercultural and international encounters within the global community and pass them on to others; break through geographical, cultural and religious boundaries to enable a change of perspective; make the situation our partners live in visible; show the richness of global ecumenism; raise awareness through education; offer information and advice for church groups and non-religious organisations and institutions; reflect one’s own lifestyle and to shape it in a sustainable way; and support the commitment of people worldwide who work towards a positive future.
In 1971, the missionary work transitioned into the Nordelbische Zentrum für Weltmission und kirchlichen Weltdienst.
- Interreligious Dialogue
Interreligious dialogue is inspired by the certainty that the respect for the unknown and the learning from and with each other are the base for a peaceful coexistence of the religious communities. The desks for Christian-Jewish and Christian-Muslim dialogue support relations between the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Northern Germany and Jewish and Muslim parishes and organisations. They provide information about Jewish life, Christianity and the Islam. Encounters with Jews and Muslims enable interreligious dialogue. They also help to develop intercultural sensitivity and competency. The desks for Christian-Jewish and Christian-Muslim dialogue initiate and support interreligious education and exchange projects. They cooperate with numerous church and non-church institutions and organisations. They also provide contact information for Jewish and Muslim speakers and communities, offer advice for events and provide information and materials.
Main Focus Countries of Activities
Flensburg, Germany - Kiel, Germany - Bad Segeberg, Germany - Elmshorn, Germany - Pinneberg, Germany - Luebeck, Germany - Hamburg, Germany - Rostock, Germany - Schwerin, Germany - Wismar, Germany - Rendsburg, Germany - Neumuenster, Germany - Greifswald, Germany