Faith Matters: The Church Program

What people build on, what gives them support and the values they hold: For many, that is a question of faith. Every first Sunday of the month DW's monthly feature on religion gives insights into matters of faith.

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Eine durchschnittliche Folge dieses Podcasts dauert 26m. Bisher sind 80 Folge(n) erschienen.
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Faith Matters - Provost in Jerusalem - A Lutheran in the Holy Land


Emissary, pastor and director: Life in the Holy Land is a life full of tension for Wolfgang Schmidt - invigorating, but also exhausting.


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 2019-08-04  26m
 
 

Faith Matters - Martin Luther King - A Dream Changes the World


Creative Church, a German Lutheran foundation, has produced another musical for mass choirs: Martin Luther King - A Dream Changes the World. In a series of flashbacks the show sketches the life of the great American civil rights leader and Nobel laureate from the perspective of his fellow activists.


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 2019-07-07  26m
 
 

Faith Matters - The Miracle of Flores - The World’s Largest Seminary


The churches of Europe are pretty empty generally. But in Indonesia, with its mainly Muslim population, Christian seminaries are overwhelmed with applicants. On a hill in the middle of the jungle on the island of Flores lies the world’s largest seminary. More than 1000 students study at Ledalero, and at least 600 of them are candidates for the priesthood.


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 2019-05-05  26m
 
 

NoonSong – Concert and Church Service in Berlin


NoonSong has been called “thirty minutes of heaven.” A choral concert but also a church service. Every Saturday, NoonSong features beautiful a cappella singing from centuries of sacred Christian music by the vocal ensemble ‘sirventes berlin’.


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 2019-03-03  26m
 
 

Death is Part of Life - A Lutheran’s Quest for Meaning


The Lutheran pastor Nikolaus Schneider held the highest office in the Evangelical Church in Germany, but his life has often been clouded by death. Aged 22, his daughter, Meike, died of leukemia. He preached at the memorial service for the victims of the crowd disaster at the 2010 Love Parade in Duisburg. Then his wife was diagnosed with cancer.


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 2019-02-02  26m
 
 

Faith Matters - Theologian, Archaeologist, Maverick - Dieter Vieweger


Dieter Vieweger is a Lutheran theologian and an archaeologist. He has been Director-General of the German Protestant Institute of Archaeology in Jerusalem since 2005. With his infectious enthusiasm for unravelling the past, Professor Vieweger succeeds in fascinating young and old with his exploration of the Holy Land’s 5000-year-old history.


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 2019-01-05  26m
 
 

Faith Matters - Priests in the Party District - Dominicans in Downtown Dusseldorf


Those looking for a quiet retreat are unlikely to find it in Dusseldorf’s Dominican monastery. The monks there live in the heart of the city’s nightlife district. Their evening prayers are accompanied by drunken bawling from the street. Revelers and homeless people are a permanent challenge. How has this community of eight priests come to terms with their very unusual monastic environment?


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 2018-10-07  26m
 
 

Faith Matters - goRome! The International Pilgrimage of Altar Servers


"Mega, awesome, cool!" That was twelve-year-old Linus’s comment. He is one of 60,000 Catholic altar servers from across the world who made the pilgrimage to Rome this year to see the pope. With the Eternal City sweltering in temperatures around 40 degrees Celsius this summer it wasn’t always "cool." But nothing could stop these kids.


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 2018-09-02  26m
 
 

Faith Matters - Mediaeval Beauty - The World of Uta of Naumburg


Finally declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site, Naumburg Cathedral is one of Germany’s finest churches - significant not only for its architectural splendor but because it contains a portrait of one of the great beauties of the Middle Ages: Margravine Uta von Ballenstedt. The statue was carved by a mediaeval stone sculptor who, in spite of his fame, is known to history only as the Naumburg Master.


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 2018-08-05  26m
 
 

Faith Matters - The Monks’ Legacy - On Reichenau Island


A thousand years ago, the Benedictine abbey on the island of Reichenau was a center of scholarship. The monks created some of the finest illuminated manuscripts ever produced. But in the early 19th century, the religious community was expelled. In spite of secularisation, the islanders struggled to preserve the monks’ legacy and today Reichenau is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.


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 2018-07-09  26m