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Sydow Brotherhood
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[German Version]

The Sydow Brotherhood, the first union of Protestant pastors, was founded in the village of Sydow (Altmark) by the local pastor Georg Schulz (1889–1954), who later moved to Barmen-Unterbarmen. Until 1945 the brotherhood was open only to clergy, unlike the Berneuchen groups. Under a Council of Brethren, its mission was renewal of the clergy theologically, in service to the church and the world and amid the tensions arising from life and society. Rather than a fixed rule, the life o…

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Bloth, Peter C., “Sydow Brotherhood”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 17 October 2019 <>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013

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