Saturday, 14 June 2008

Greetings from Bremen!

I'm about to take the train back to Geneva from this lovely city in the north of Europe where I've been attending a planning meeting for the next German Protestant Kirchentag which will take place here from 20-24th May 2009.
Bremen with its international trading history, harbour and tradition as a city-state is an interesting place the church conference to take place and talk about globalisation.
It's also interesting confessionally as each local congregation decides whether it is Lutheran, Reformed or accepts both confessions. It's a much more lay led church than many of the Protestant churches in Germany so a good base for the Kirchentag which is a lay movement.
Anyway book the dates for the Kirchentag now and come with a group - just 340 days left to get organised - international guests welcome.