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Presbyterian World Mission currently has one couple serving as mission co-workers in Germany, working to assist Iranian Christians who have resettled in Germany and need resources for themselves and their families, including churches that speak their language and can address particular faith needs.

The main focus of the current work in Germany is around ecumenical partnerships in the region, particularly in relationship to migration and refugee issues including housing equality and integration into the host culture. Other ministry areas include building partnerships with German and regional European church entities for sustainable work together around issues of church vitality and its role in a changing society in regard to migration, racial reconciliation, and promoting peaceful engagement among neighbors.

Ryan and Alethia White
Ryan and Alethia White work with the pastors and social workers of congregations to offer pastoral care to those who are now making Germany their home and also serve as church development specialists. They collaborate with ecumenical partners to provide training and continuing education opportunities for leaders of the Presbyterian Church in Iran. Read more about their ministry here.

American Church in Berlin
Berliner Missionswerk
Berlin City Mission
Evangelical Church of Berlin-Brandenburg
Evangelical Church of Germany
Evangelical Church of the Union
Evangelical Mission Society in Germany

Conference of European Churches

The Conference of European Churches is a regional ecumenical organization. The movement that led to the creation of the CEC dates back to the Cold War, when a group of church leaders brought into conversation churches in European countries separated by different political, economic and social systems. CEC has sought to build bridges not only between Eastern and Western Europe but also been between minority and majority churches and between Christians of different confessional traditions.