Category - Protestant

  • 9 Jun 2015

    Issues surrounding the “disenchantment” of language in modern times are complex, writes Melanie Barbato from Ludwig Maximilians University. Shifts in how language is supposed to be used can tell a lot about power relations. But like other judgements that are called aesthetic, political, religious or rational, they are mingled with the myths we have come to hold true.

  • 4 May 2013

    Margot Kässmann, one of Germany's most prominent Protestants, says hunger strike shows Guantanamo threat to democracy and justice.

  • 11 Feb 2013

    Life in the European Union is one of continuing political negotiation. No political realist is surprised that national leaders constantly seek to protect and advance the interests of their country, says social theologian Dr Graeme Smith. The European Union is the place of permanent dialogue between different interests, and more substantially different political cultures, interestingly mirroring some different Protestant and Catholic instincts. Meanwhile, ecumenical lessons can help us to see why it's negotiation all the way, in a positive sense.

  • 10 Jan 2013

    A senior French Protestant has called growing income inequality a form of violence and has asked for self-restraint among high earners in a time of austerity.

  • 10 Jan 2013

    The gap between very high incomes and low salaries has been widening for several years, says Laurent Schlumberger, president of the national council of the Reformed Church of France. Where governments and consumers are reluctant to act, there is still a moral imperative on high earners to refuse grossly unequal remuneration, he argues.

  • 28 Nov 2011

    The Accord Coalition for inclusive schooling has urged that realistic lessons be learned from Northern Ireland’s religiously divided education system.

  • 14 Feb 2011

    The United Church of Christ in the Philippines is now 100 years old and its members are now celebrating the legacies of Protestantism.

  • 13 Nov 2010

    The Evangelical Church in Germany has elected the Rev Nikolaus Schneider as its head, and the senior representative of German Protestantism.

  • 4 Sep 2010

    Germany is remembering the "father of Protestant media" on the centenary of his birth and paying tribute to his strong belief in journalistic independence.

  • 29 Jun 2010

    A South African cleric elected first president of the World Communion of Reformed Churches wants to strive for unity between the members of the newly-formed organization.