Learn the lingo says Bishop of Bradford on the 20th anniversary of Meissen Agreement

Posted by Kendall Harmon

We should embrace other languages and cultures, particularly those of our European neighbours, says the Bishop of Bradford the Rt Revd Nick Baines in a Church of England podcast, published today, to celebrate 20 years of Anglo-German ecumenical links. Both in business and in the classroom we need to broaden our horizons, he adds, or we are in danger of missing out.

The Meissen Agreement was published in 1988, before Germany was re-united, between the Church of England and the Federation of Evangelical Churches in the German Democratic Republic (DDR) and the Evangelical Church in Germany (EKD). A signing service followed in 1991 in Westminster Abbey.

Read it all and see what you make of the podcast.

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Posted September 26, 2011 at 7:00 am [Printer Friendly] [Print w/ comments]

1. driver8 wrote:

Good point - why don’t we make a start by teaching more than pitiable Greek and Hebrew to those we task with interpreting Scripture.

September 26, 2:06 pm | [comment link]
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