Frankfurt Declaration: For a Synodal Church

Frankfurt Declaration: For a Synodal Church

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As members of the Catholic Church, we recognise the Synodal Way in Germany and far beyond its borders as a kairos: a moment of decision for our Church before which God places us.

We know the guilt that our Church has brought upon itself - especially in the sexual and spiritual abuse of its power.

We embrace the spirit of synodal deliberation and decision-making as an inspiration to find new ways to bring the God of life to the people of our time.

Therefore, in the places where God puts us, we commit ourselves to advocate for a church that lives synodality.

This means for us:

We put a hold on all forms of abuse of power in the church and advocate for thoroughgoing processing and justice for those affected by abuse.

We stand up for gender justice in the church and consistently put it into practice. 

We oppose any discrimination in the church and give space to all people in their diversity and uniqueness.

We live a church in which we consult and decide together according to our ministries and charisms.

We do not just adopt documents, but translate them into concrete action: in our dioceses and parishes, in schools and charitable institutions - in all places of church life.

We welcome to be evaluated based on the goals of this self-commitment.

We remain united with each other in prayer and draw from it the strength to follow the Spirit of God, which makes alive.

Initiators:

Thomas Antkowiak               
Johanna Beck
Rev. Dr. Johannes zu Eltz
Sr. Dr. Katharina Ganz
Esther Goebel
Mechthild Heil Member of the Bundestag
Prof. Dr. Gregor Maria Hoff
Gabriele Klingberg
Viola Kohlberger 
Prof. Dr. Julia Knop
Johannes Norpoth
Rev. Dr. Werner Otto
Auxiliary Bishop Jörg Michael Peters
Gregor Podschun
Marcus Schuck
Kerstin Stegemann
Prof. Dr. Tine Stein

The statement is joined by

Dr. Irme Stetter-Karp
Bishop Dr. Georg Bätzing
Bishop Dr. Franz-Josef Bode
Prof. Dr. Thomas Söding
Birgit Mock
Prof. Dr. Claudia Nothelle
Wolfgang Klose
Marc Frings
Dr. Beate Gilles

The following Catholic associations and organizations join:

Berufsverband der Pastoralreferent*innen Deutschlands e.V. (BVPR)
Bundesverband der katholischen Religionslehrer und –lehrerinnen an Gymnasien e.V. (BKRG)
Hildegardis-Verein e.V.
Katholischer Deutscher Frauenbund e.V. (KDFB)
KirchenVolksBewegung Wir sind Kirche
Verband Katholischer Religionslehrerinnen und Religionslehrer an Berufsbildenden Schulen e. V. (VKR)
Voices of Faith

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