We Are Church International

Artist Ferdinand Pauwels’ 1872 piece, “Luther Posting the 95 Theses,” depicting Martin Luther’s act in 1517. Image courtesy of Wikimedia Commons

 

From Friday 21. to Sunday 23.of October, one week before „Reformation Day“, a meeting of three catholic reform groups, ITP - Institute for Theology and Politics Muenster, Readers Initative Public Forum and We are Church, took place in Lutherstadt Wittenberg:

"Do it like God - become man“, to talk about the continual renewal of churches, faith and the image of God.

Read more: "Do it like God - become man“ meeting - Lutherstadt Wittenburg

On 100th German Katholikentag  from 25 to 29 May 2016 Leipzig with the motto, "Behold the man " the Church People's Movement We Are Church was  again intensively involved under the headline: "Future. For church. For all humans."

  • - With events within the program of the Central Committee of German Catholics (ZdK)
  • - With the "talks at Jacob's Well" on the We Are Church stand on the church mile
  • - And with the Catholic plus together with the Reader´s Initiative Publik-Forum at the "Alte Börse".

Also  Eva-Maria Kiklas has been called for We Are Church from ZdK in the preparatory group -  "local Church - Church with the people".

What are „Katholikentage“?

The first German Catholic Congress was held from October 3 to 6 October 1848 in Mainz as "General Assembly of the Catholic Association of Germany", thrilled by the bourgeois-democratic revolution in March 1848 and as a reaction to the suppression of the Catholic population by the Protestant governments since the Congress of Vienna from 1814 to 1815, which resulted later in the Kulturkampf. At that time, the Katholikentag was purely a delegates meeting, for men only, to the 87 Club Members and around 100 other clergy and lay participants came.

Read more: We are Church at 100th Katholikentag in Leipzig