Frank-Dieter Fischbach introduced in Brussels as CPCE Representative for Social Ethics

The Revd Frank-Dieter Fischbach from the Rheinland is since the 1st March 2011 the Representative of the Community of Protestant Churches in Europe to the political institutions in Brussels.

Revd Frank-Dieter Fischbach is since 1st March 2011 the Representative in Brussels for Ethical Questions of CPCE, the Community of Protestant Churches in Europe. As the Representative of CPCE the Rheinland minister supports the Commission for Church and Society of CEC, the Conference of European Churches.

The representation of CPCE with the political institutions in Brussels has existed since 2004 and aims to put the protestant churches in a position to give a clear evangelical witness of profile and relevance on current issues of politics, society and ecumenism and to develop the presence of the protestant churches on the European level. Its responsibilities also include the coordination of the CPCE ethical advisory body, the “Expert Group on Ethics“.

The 46-year-old theologian Frank-Dieter Fischbach was previously among other things the European specialist in the office of the Evangelical Church of North-Rhein/Westfalia with the parliament and state government in Düsseldorf and lecturer in social ethics at the Evangelical Social Academy in Friedewald. Until joining the service of CPCE Fischbach was minister of the Evangelical Friedenskirchengemeinde in Troisdorf. He succeeds the Revd Dr. Dieter Heidtmann.

Vienna, 7th March 2011

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At present 105 Protestant churches in Europe (including five South-American churches originating from Europe ) belong to the Community of Protestant Churches in Europe (CPCE). Lutheran, Reformed, United and Methodist along with pre-Reformation churches such as Hussites and Czech Brethren grant each other pulpit and table fellowship on the basis of the Leuenberg Agreement of 1973. The Secretariat is housed in the Severin-Schreiber-Gasse 3, A-1180 Vienna, office@leuenberg.eu, tel. +43.1.4791523.900, fax .110 The CPCE press officer is Dipl.theol. Thomas Flügge (Bern), tel. +41.31.3702502, t.fluegge@leuenberg.eu.

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