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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Faith Matters - Lutheran Archbishop in Russia - An Immense Challenge


Most Russian Lutherans are ethnic Germans. Although services are now conducted in Russian, the "Our Father” is still prayed in the language of Luther. The Evangelical-Lutheran Church of Russia has some 40,000 members and is headed by 34-year-old Dietrich Brauer, the youngest archbishop in the Lutheran World Federation.


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 2017-09-01  25m
 
 

Faith Matters - Inter-confessional Churches in Germany - Divided and yet United


An inter-confessional church is one shared by Catholics and Protestants. The Reformation led to 2,000 of these "marriages of convenience”.


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 2017-08-06  26m
 
 

Faith Matters - In the Spirit of Luther - The Francke Foundations


Some 300 years ago, the Lutheran pastor August Hermann Francke founded a charity school in Halle-on-the-Saale, about 200 kilometers southwest of Berlin. Today that foundation is an impressive complex of institutions - a veritable town within a town, providing accommodation and employment for more than 4,000 people.


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 2017-07-02  26m
 
 

Faith Matters - Pilgrims' Progress - Soldiers at Lourdes


Lourdes in southwest France is one of the most popular pilgrimage destinations in the world. In May each year, thousands of military personnel from almost 50 countries flock to this Marian shrine. The pilgrims in uniform pray and sing - but they also find time to relax and make friends.


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 2017-06-11  26m
 
 

Faith Matters - Pilgrims' Progress - Soldiers at Lourdes


Lourdes in southwest France is one of the most popular pilgrimage destinations in the world. In May each year, thousands of military personnel from almost 50 countries flock to this Marian shrine. The pilgrims in uniform pray and sing - but they also find time to relax and make friends.


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 2017-06-11  26m
 
 

Faith Matters - 500 Years After Luther - Reformation on the Road


Seventeen 17 meters long and weighing 33 tons, a "storymobile” will travel around Europe to mark the 500th anniversary of the Protestant Reformation. Project leader Johannes Göring and his crew of 15 volunteers will work with local Protestant communities to revive the spirit of the Reformation -- a major task at a time when church attendance is down across Europe.


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 2017-05-06  26m
 
 

Faith Matters - 500 Years After Luther - Reformation on the Road


Seventeen 17 meters long and weighing 33 tons, a "storymobile” will travel around Europe to mark the 500th anniversary of the Protestant Reformation. Project leader Johannes Göring and his crew of 15 volunteers will work with local Protestant communities to revive the spirit of the Reformation -- a major task at a time when church attendance is down across Europe.


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 2017-05-06  26m
 
 

Faith Matters - Brother Severin and the Lost Music of the Chiquitanos


When Severin Parzinger graduated from high school in 2010, he volunteered for a year of community service with the Divine Word Missionaries in Bolivia. An enthusiastic musician, Parzinger took an audio recorder with him and started notating the music of the Chiquitanos. Now he has become a Divine Word missionary himself and has returned to Bolivia to continue his work.


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 2017-04-01  26m
 
 

Faith Matters - To the Greater Glory - Jesuits in Germany


The religious Order founded by St Ignatius Loyola in the sixteenth century has always been controversial. Jesuits spearheaded the Counter-Reformation, played a major role in European politics in the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries and spread the Catholic faith to foreign lands.


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 2017-03-04  25m
 
 

Faith Matters - Five Friends Take Action!


Five friends have developed a satirical YouTube channel. Their videos deal with controversial social issues: Islam and xenophobia. With the world focusing on the differences between religions, they want to throw fresh light on the issues -- with humor.


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 2017-02-04  26m