Friday, January 27, 2006

More on Bonhoeffer

Here is some more from the Episcopal News Service on the 100th birthday anniversary of Dietrich Bonhoeffer (for whom this blog is named.)

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EUROPE: Archbishop of Canterbury to mark Bonhoeffer celebrations with visit to Germany and Poland

[ENS, SOURCE: Lambeth Palace] The Archbishop of Canterbury, Dr. Rowan Williams, is to visit Germany and Poland next week (Jan 31 - Feb 5, 2006) to attend amajor ecumenical theological conference and to take part in the celebrations marking the centenary of the birth of Dietrich Bonhoeffer. In the first part of his visit, Williams will visit the Evangelical Church in Germany (EKD), leading the Church of England Delegation attending a meeting of a Meissen Commission conference on Theology as Wisdom for Life.

Williams will leada conference session seeking plan the work of the Commission over the next fiveyears. Later in the week the Archbishop will travel to Bonhoeffer's birthplace, Breslau, (now Wroclaw) in Poland. Williams will give one of the opening addresses at the Bonhoeffer Centennial Congress, meet ecumenical representatives and take part in a special service, laying a wreath at the Bonhoeffer Memorial. He will then return to Germany for ecumenical meetings.

On the final day of his visit [Sunday, Feb 5] he will deliver a sermon at the Bonhoeffer Memorialservice in the Church of St Matthäus in Berlin. Williams said the visit recognized that the roots of collaboration and mutual concern between the Church of England and the German Churches went back many decades: "As we celebrate the centenary of one of the greatest Christian thinkers of the20th Century, who had a great love for the Church of England, we give thanks fornall that brings us more closely together as English and German believers and especially for all that continues to grow out of the Meissen Agreement."

Full story: http://www.archbishopofcanterbury.org/releases/060127.htm

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