Thursday, May 16, 2019
Under this theme the ECPM in cooperation with Bündnis C – Christen für Deutschland organized a forum with panel discussion in the Bernhard-Lichtenberg-Haus (St. Hedwigs-Kathedrale) Berlin on Thursday, 16 May 2019.
How can we as Christians influence politics in Europe? What topics are we committed to? How do we connect in Europe and where do we have a mission beyond that?
The top candidates Arne Gericke (Member of the European Parliament) and Karin Heepen (President of Bündnis C) as well as George Rukhadze as representative of the European Christian Political Movement presented Christian-based alternatives for politics and society. On the podium, Uwe Heimowski (DEA representative to the German Bundestag), Josias Terschüren (Initiative 27 January) and Johannes Holmer (pastor and local politician) discussed with the candidates and the audience core issues to which we, as Christians in politics, are committed. The event was moderated by Michael Ragg, Ragg's Domspatz Agency.
Together with the European Christian Political Movement (ECPM), Bündnis C offers sustainable and innovative political solutions from a Christian perspective. In the polarization between a left-wing ideological lobby and national-separatist parties, Bündnis C steps into the gaps that run through Germany and Europe.
At the event in Berlin, core domestic and foreign policy issues of the ECPM were presented and discussed in cooperation with Bündnis C, such as our commitment to persecuted Christians, migration and support for free democratic forces in the Middle East, and our policy toward Israel.