The Meissen Agreement

Relations with the Evangelical Church in Germany - the Meissen Agreement

             MEISSEN COMMISSION MEETS IN BERLIN 25 - 28 SEPTEMBER 2014

 The Commission's agenda for its 24th meeting had the theme Reformation and Politics and included a visit to the offices of the EKD Representative to the Bundestag and the European Union. The Commission also considered what contribution Meissen could make to the Reformation Jubilee in 2017.  To read more details click here.

MEISSEN THEOLOGICAL CONFERENCE FEBRUARY 2014

The Eighth Meissen Theological Conference was held in Arnoldshain on 11 - 14 February 2014 under the title "Ecclesial Communion in the Service of Reconciliation" . The Conference was co-chaired by the Rt Revd Richard Chartres, Bishop of London and Prof Dr Friederike  Nüssel from Heidelberg University.

For a short introduction to the Conference click here

Conference papers are now available in one complete document in both languages. To open the combined document click here

The papers from the Conference can still be accessed from this page separately in English or German language versions. Please scroll down for details.

Onward Christian Soldiers in the Twenty-first Century: a Cross-Cultural View by the Revd Dr Carolyn Hammond, Dean Gonville and Caius College Cambridge

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German language version: Voran, christliche Soldaten" im 21.Jahrhundert: aus kulturübergreifender Sicht

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Faith and Patriotism: Some "Snapshots" and Reflections on 1914 and Beyond by the Rt Revd Christopher Hill, President of the Conference of European Churches

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German language version: Glaube und Patriotismus: Einige "Momentaufnahmen" und Gedanken zu 1914 und der Zeit danach

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Reflection and Reconciliation - Image and Likeness in Some Texts and Liturgy, the Venerable Jane Steen, Archdeacon of  Southwark

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German language version: Spiegelbilder, Reflexionen und Versöhnung - Bild und Ebenbild in manchen Texten und Liturgien

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Seeing and Being Seen: Pastoral, Parochial and Academic Reflections on Ecclesial Communion and Reconciliation  by the Revd Peter Anthony, priest-in-charge Kentish Town, London

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German language version: Sehen und gesehen werden

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 Perspectives on Religion and Reconciliation: the Rt Revd Richard Chartres, Bishop of London

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German language version: Perspektiven zu Religion und Versöhnung

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Ecclesial Communion, Ecclesiastical Polity and Reconciled Diversity in Richard

Hooker's Theology by the Revd Dr Stephen J Plant, Dean Trinity Hall Cambridge

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German language version: Kirchengemeinschaft, Kirchenverfassung und versöhnte Vielfalt in der Theologie von Richard Hooker

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The Meissen Information Pack

The Pack includes history, agreement texts, details of Anglo-German ecumenical links, liturgical resources and stories from the first decade of Meissen.

To study the Meissen Information Pack 2005 edition click here

The Meissen Common Statement / Die Meissener Gemeinsame Erklärung - 1988

English Text (rich text format)
German Text

The Implementation by the Church of England and the Evangelische Kirche in Deutschland of the steps agreed in the Meissen Declaration

English Text
German Text

The Meissen Prayer Letter - Latest Edition

The Evangelical Church in Germany (EKD) - GERMAN site

The Evangelical Church in Germany (EKD) - ENGLISH site

General Organisation
Faith
Member Churches
News and Topical Issues
Press Releases from the EKD Bulletin
Ecumenical Dialogue - articles on Church and Society
Interactive - including Reformation quizzes