Finding the own tree in the Luthergarten – General Secretary of LWF and lord major of Wittenberg inaugurated Info-Terminals

The General Secretary of the Lutheran World Federation (LWF) Pastor Dr. h.c. mult. Martin Junge initiated at June 23, 2017, together with the lord major of the City of Wittenberg Torsten Zugehör the Info-Terminals in the Luthergarten. The Information and control system is available in three different places for visitors to the Luthergarten. These are the Luthergarten Andreasbreite, the New Town Hall and the Luther House.

The Terminals are operated by touchscreen and they give information and backgrounds about the Luthergarten, the so-called work of art “Himmelskreuz” and the involved organisations. By a central search function, it is possible to find the exact location of each tree. Up to next year 500 trees will be planted, which are all recorded in this card file. Often visitors from all over the world come to the Luthergarten to find the tree of their home churches. The search is going to be simplified. The terminals offer the information in German, English, French and Spanish.

“Lutherans from all over the world coming to Wittenberg and visiting the Luthergarten”, says Gerneral Secretary Junge during the presentation of the Info-Terminals. The Luthergarten is a world-connecting project through the sponsors from 91 countries.  “The Luthergarten is a Reformation Memorial, which does not look back, but which is open to the future and also alive as the worldwide Reformation today”, so Junge.
The lord major Zugehör is also welcoming the installation of the system of information: “Nature needs technology. The Info-Terminals are therefore an interesting addition. The saying ‘You cannot see the forest in front of many trees’ doesn’t matter in this case. Through the Info-Terminals each tree and the Luthergarten is explained. This educates each human and it helps the nature.”

Part of the opening in the Luthergarten Andreasbreite were also the director of German National Committee of the Lutheran World Federation (GNC/LWF), OKR Norbert Denecke, and the director of the LWF Centre in Wittenberg, Pastor Hans Kasch.

Zentrum Luthergarten

Next plantings:

June 16 Church congregations Twelf Apostles in Sarstedt rural and in Liebertwolkwitz, Germany
June 21 Ev. Youht Congregation Berlin North-East, Jürgen-Maue-Stiftung
June 23 Immanuel Luth. Church in Bellevue, Nebraska, USA
Aug 12 Ev. Lutheran Churches in the Himalayan States, India
Aug 25 Ev. Luth. Congregation Jakobuskirche in Pesterwitz, Germany
Aug 29 The Ev. Lutheran Church of Ingria in Russia
Sept 12 Ev. Luth. church district Bautzen-Kamenz, Germany and Ev. Luth. church district Orenburg, Russia
Sept 12 Faith Luth. Chruch in Sarasota, Florida, USA
Sept 12 Rapidan Luth. Parish in Orange/Madison, Virginia, USA
Sept 29 Ev. Luth. Congregation Hirschfeld, Germany
Sept 29 Ev. Luth. Congregation Amsterdam, Netherlands
Sept 29  Ev. german speaking congregation Emmaus, Belgium and Cath. congregation St. Paulus in Brussels
Sept 30 Ev. Luth Congregationen Bethanienkirche in Leipzig-Schleußig, Germany
Sept 30 British ecumenical St. Peter´s Church , Barker Barracks, Paderborn, Germany
  Further tree plantings are possible from the end of August 2018 onwards. There are only a few trees available. Please register your interest now.
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