Germany: conversion and mission
‘Older and Wiser’ a 16 page report on Germany, published in this week’s Economist, is also available as a free pdf download on their website at www.Economist.com/specialreports In addition to the usual economic discussion, there are maps outlining current levels of unemployment by region plus graphs and articles dealing with education and migration. Includes a useful updated assessment of German re-unification.
In terms of mission in Europe, Germany is frequently overlooked, but the high levels of atheism in former East Germany continues to prove a challenge. The Research Institute for Evangelisation and Church Renewal (IEEG) at Griefswald University belongs to the German Church (EKD) and is currently engaged in an important piece of research on ‘conversion in Germany’. It’s appointed field workers with special responsibility to work in the east of Germany as a way of trying to understand how better to engage the gospel among them. We will continue to cover this important work when more research findings are released.Explore posts in the same categories: conversion, education, Germany, migration, mission