As a joint voice of the two major Churches in Germany, the Joint Conference Church and Development (GKKE) intends to increase the political weight, also in our country, of the interests of the One World. It was founded in 1973 as an ecumenical work forum. GKKE is committed to draw up joint statements on the questions of North-South policies and to enter into dialogue with political and social institutions.

The bodies responsible for the Joint Conference Church and Development are Bread for the World – the Church Development Service of the Protestant Churches (EED) and the German Commission for Justice and Peace. The JP office in Bonn also represents the Catholic office of the GKKE. GKKE is presided by the representatives of the two great Christian Churches at the seat of the Federal Government. 

For information on the work of the GKKE and its expert groups, click here.

Publications of the GKKE series are available at  Publikationen> GKKE-Schriftenreihe.

For GKKE press releases (in german) click here.

For further information see: www3.gkke.org