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What is the Evangelische Akademie Loccum?

The Evangelische Akademie Loccum is a center belonging to the Lutheran Church of Hannover. The Academy encourages open-minded discussions of the fundamental issues of our time and accompanies people searching for religious, cultural, social and political orientation. it also offers, within our society, a dialogue concerning all questions of problem management and participation in shaping our future.

Thus the Academy contributes to a process of identity definition and self-understanding and we offer its share in the search for values and standards which may guide our individual and collective behaviour.
We take part in the development of objectives and targets for the shaping of our future and try to enhance perception and analysis of topical problems as well as a conceptualisation of problem management and problem solution strategies. A considerable part of our work has an international orientation, and many of
the events are attended by people from many different countries.

What are the origins of the Evangelische Akademie Loccum ?

The Evangelische Akademie Loccum opened its doors in 1946. After the national socialist reign of terror and injustice and the catastrophe of World War II, the Protestant Churches of Germany admitted their share and guilt in the disastrous development in Germany and consciously declared their responsibility and participation in shaping the future developments of our society.

Today the position of the church in state and society is anchored in the constitution of the Federal Republic of Germany. It guarantees the independence of the church by acknowledging its status as a "public law institution". Thus, the church has the right to settle its own affairs independently. A number of additional contracts and agreements also regulate the relation of church and state. more >


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