For our English speaking friends now the report of our Church President Dr. Dr. h. c. Volker Jung to the synod in June this year on the theme „Reformation and One World“ is now available in an English translation … read more
According to the Church constitution, the General Synod of the Protestant Church in Hesse and Nassau (EKHN) is the main authoritative body of EKHN. The General Synod enacts laws, elects the principal bodies of the Church (including the Church President), makes budget decisions and defines the main political positions of the Church. These positions are prepared by committees of the Synod and regional working groups. Head of the General Synod is its speaker, currently Dr. Ulrich Oelschläger. The General Synod meets twice a year, in late spring and in late autumn.
The term for the General Synod is six years, and delegates are elected by the Deanery Synods. In June 2016 we held the constituent assembly for the 12th Church Synod and its 1st session.
According to Article 47 of the Church Constitution, the Church President presents a report to the General Synod on the situation of the Church and in society once a year during the spring session. In the past years his annual reports were oriented towards the themes for the years of the Reformation Decade. Quoting Psalm 24:1 “The Earth is the Lord’s, and everything in it, the world, and all who live in it” he continued this direction this year, and his report has the theme “Reformation and One World”.
With this English translation of his report, it is our aim to make it accessible to all our ecumenical partners in Africa, Asia, the United States of America, the Near East and Europe, and to all the ecumenical bodies with which the Protestant Church in Hesse and Nassau is related.
Follow the link: reformation-oneworld-churchpresident-jung-2016_mail