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Islam is part of a modern, changing Germany and necessary to develop a vibrant society, President Christian Wulff has said at a church gathering.
Germany’s biggest Protestant gathering, the Kirchentag, has ended with a call for the country’s nuclear power plants to be phased out by 2017.
Germany's biggest Protestant gathering has opened in Dresden with calls to learn from the experiences of non-violence in the former GDR.
Environmental NGOs and energy campaigners around the world have welcomed a decision by the German government to phase out their country's nuclear energy.
The German government has responded robustly to critics who say that it should endorse the current US, UK and French bombing raids on Libya.
The Evangelical Church in Germany has elected the Rev Nikolaus Schneider as its head, and the senior representative of German Protestantism.
Germany's Roman Catholic bishops have announced stricter procedures for selecting new priests, after admitting serious sexual abuse failings.
The European Court of Human Rights in Strasbourg has dealt the Roman Catholic Church in Germany a blow over its employment practices.
Germany is remembering the "father of Protestant media" on the centenary of his birth and paying tribute to his strong belief in journalistic independence.
The former leader of Germany's Protestant's, the Rev Margot Kässmann, has criticised her country's government in an interview for cut-backs affecting the poorest in society.