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Karin Achtelstetter

Karin Achtelstetter

Karin Achtelstetter is General Secretary of World Association for Christian Communication (WACC). She is former Director and Editor-in-Chief of the Lutheran World Federation, and former Coordinator of the Public Information Team & Media Relations Officer of the World Council of Churches, both based in Geneva. She holds a Masters in Theology and Bachelor of Arts (Friedrich-Alexander University, Erlangen, Germany) as well as a Master of Arts in Women’s Studies (University of Kent at Canterbury, England.) Ordained to the ministry of word and sacrament of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Bavaria in 2010, she was conferred Doctor of Divinity (Honoris Causa) by the Academy of Ecumenical Indian Theology and Church Administration in Chennai, India.

Articles Written

  • Mission today and the uninvited guest

    Mission today and the uninvited guest
    Mission today must be seen in the context of the relationship between church and society and include the church’s response to global and local crises that impact the lives of people worldwide. Mission must be viewed against the background of an ideology which argues that the global market will save the world through unlimited growth. This is a pernicious myth that threatens not only social but spiritual life, and not only humanity but also the whole of creation. By: Karin Achtelstetter
    Posted: May 29, 2015
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