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Project name : A 'differently growing congregation'

Project holder : Evangelical Lutheran Church of Saxony

Summary :

The ambition of this project is the creation of a model congregation in the center of the German city of Dresden. This congregation will explore options of growth (in quality of living, faith and spirituality) that are different from economic growth models which presently dominate in society. The church will offer 'spaces of peace' which offer people the possibility to slow down their daily lives. The church will review its internal procurement practices to ensure a more ecological and fair-trade based orientation. The congregation moreover partners with other societal actors in creating local networks of alternative and sustainable economic activity.