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Political Activity of Church Employees (Germany)
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[German Version]

The political dimension of the church’s mission (Public Disclosure Mandate of the German Protestant Church) continually raises the question whether political activity on the part of those employed by the church is permis-sible in some particular political or social order. In the free democratic state under the German Basic Law, such activity is poised between the guarantees of civil rights and the special constraints imposed by the clergy’s mandate to preach the gospel and their ministerial office.

According to the ecclesiastical employment law of the reg…

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Grube, Andreas, “Political Activity of Church Employees (Germany)”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 25 July 2024 <>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013

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