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.,2142,3952,00.html?maca=en-podcast_faith-matters-2168-xml-mrss

Eine durchschnittliche Folge dieses Podcasts dauert 26m. Bisher sind 86 Folge(n) erschienen. Dieser Podcast erscheint alle 4 Wochen

Faith Matters - The Female Peacemakers - 50 Years of "Religions for Peace"

Religions for Peace (RfP) is an association of women representing members of diverse religions in more than 100 countries. This independent organization is committed to mediating in religious conflicts worldwide. RfP will be fifty-years-old in 2020. The endeavors of these women is only now receiving international recognition.


 2020-01-05  26m

Faith Matters - Helping People Help Themselves - 50 years of Kolping International

It started half a century ago with a campaign to provide vocational training for young Brazilians. Today the Catholic social services association Kolping International is a worldwide network with some 400,000 members in more than 60 countries.


 2019-12-09  26m

Faith Matters - Silent is the Grave - The Changing Landscape of German Cemeteries

Burial sites in all cultures speak loudly of the prevailing values and beliefs of the societies that design them. Germany’s cemetery culture is unique. But it is currently changing. Many Germans are no longer choosing the time-honored cemetery for their final resting place; more and more people are seeking alternatives to the traditional family grave.


 2019-11-03  26m

Faith Matters - ‘Sign of Solidarity’ - A Hospital Ship on the Amazon

The Papa Francisco is the best-equipped hospital ship in Brazil’s Amazon Region. She was launched in August 2019. Her mission is to serve more than 1,000 isolated communities along the world’s longest river - villages where there is no hospital and no doctor.


 2019-10-07  26m

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.


 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.


 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.


 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’.


 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.


 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.


 2019-01-05  26m