The Collapse of the Wall: A Perspective from the Eastern Church

Gottfried Forck

Article Type: Face to Face

Publication Date: 7/1/1990

Paired Article (Face to Face): The Collapse of the Wall: A Perspective from the Western Church

Issue: Church Talk: Slogans and Shibboleths (Vol. 10, No 3, Summer, 1990)

How did the East German Church contribute to this transformation? one can answer: by proclaiming the gospel into all areas of life, including the social and political dimensions; by pressing the themes of “justice, peace, and the preservation of creation”; and by interceding for those arrested and for a non-violent change in the social structures. In this sense the church will also have to continue to be active in its newly changed context. Only in this way will it continue in the discipleship of Jesus Christ.

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