I haven’t said anything in a long time about the Luther Decade celebration that is going to culminate in October, 2017, even though I have a dedicated page on this webpage. Since I just received a newsletter from the headquarters for this 500 year anniversary, I thought I’d copy it here. Please be aware that this is an English translation generated by computer from German.
Two years before the Jubilee 2017 assume the plans to the festivities shape and make the Luther Decade and Reformation for all alive. With this newsletter we inform you about plans and projects in the theme year “Reformation – Image and Bible” – and many other more!
We hope you will enjoy reading.
Nationwide school campaign: “Reformation – language – Media”
Together promoted the reading ambassador and Let’s Dance juror Motsi Mabuse and the head of the State office “Luther 2017”, Stefan Zowislo, at the education fair didacta in Hanover for a school campaign very special: it stands under the motto “Reformation – language – Media “ and of the “brought Reading Foundation” and the State office “Luther 2017” nationwide on the way. It particularly asked the creativity of students. Because reading is to come the Contribute: Based on the Luther Rose competition invites “My day “(the digital age Greetings!) a to design an own distinctive sign.
Dedicated countries – for example, Bavaria and Rhineland-Palatinate
The Bavarian Minister of Education Dr. Ludwig Spaenle is located at the signing of the cooperation agreement Bavarian State Exhibition 2017 Coburg safe: Bavaria is perceived “as a central place of the history of the Reformation and the Catholic renewal”. Malu Dreyer – of course … – their view of things: “Rhineland-Palatinate than any other country in Western Germany boast central places of memory of the early Reformation” – the Prime Minister at the opening event for the exhibition series “The upheaval of the times” in Mainz.
So you walk about everywhere, warm for the great jubilee year. And for visitors from near and far, the table is laid for you and they can – whether now in the theme year “Reformation – Image and Bible” or even in 2017 – following in the footsteps of Martin Luther across Germany!
The theme year “Reformation – Image and Bible” goes around …
After the nationwide opening on Reformation Day 2014 in Hamburg it was in January 2015 in Saxony, Saxony-Anhalt and Thuringia so far: representatives of the provincial and the local churches opened the theme year “Reformation – Image and Bible” While in. Zwickau (Saxony) significant for the First National Special Exhibition in Torgau was advertised (from May 2015), was in Lutherstadt Wittenberg (Saxony-Anhalt) and Neustadt an der Orla (Thüringen) the work of the “two Cranach” in focus.
“Luther 2017” at the ITB
From 4 to 8 March, “Luther 2017” at this year’s International Tourism Exchange (ITB) to be represented “under the roof” of the German National Tourist Office in Berlin. Please have a look in Hall 12 at stand number 102 over. We look forward to you! – And also the common “Country Hall” of Saxony, Saxony-Anhalt and Thuringia (Hall 11.2) is worth a visit in terms of Luther.
News Ticker “Before and behind the scenes”
+++ At the Leipzig Book Fair is the subject Reformation addressed in several ways: with the motto “The Value of Values: Reformation – Image and Bible” discussed the podium on 12 March, the importance of the Reformation as a media event (reading religion Island, Hall 3, Booth 200, 12-13 clock) +++ The Evangelical Press Association has the creative Competition “World Religions” +++ started After extensive renovation work the end of April Miihlberger Museum opens its doors in Brandenburg +++ Since March 1, the branch of the Evangelical Church in Germany (EKD) in Wittenberg is a dual leadership led +++ The website www.luther2017.de is currently undergoing a Frischkur. End of April to see more +++
And also …
… There are now also available as Martin Luther Playmobil figure. Not even ten inches tall, he wears in the hands of spring and the Bible. Who wants to buy a figure (probably end of April) has yet to wait for the second edition: Because within 72 hours, all characters were already sold out.