500 years of the Protestant Reformation in Wrocław – 10th Festival of Protestant Culture

October 20-31, 2023, the Evangelical School of Theology was one of the organizers of the tenth-anniversary edition of the Festival of Protestant Culture, dedicated to commemorating 500 years of the Reformation in Wrocław. The first Protestant service in Wrocław took place in 1523. On this occasion, on October 21, there was a jubilee service in the church of St. Mary Magdalene in Wroclaw.

During the 10th Festival of Protestant Culture, many events took place, including services, concerts, meetings, debates, walks, a scientific conference, and a theater performance.

The slogan “#openheart” is an expression of openness to other people, their views, their heritage, and their needs. The variety of form and content of this year’s festival events was an encouragement to open your hearts, minds, and sensitivity. During the festival events, a collection was held for the Wrocław Hospice for Children.

The main organizers of the event were the Evangelical School of Theology and the Evangelical Augsburg Diocese and Parish. Institutions such as the Office of the European Parliament in Wrocław, the District of Mutual Respect of Four Denominations, the Pontifical Faculty of Theology in Wrocław, and the National Forum of Music also took part in the co-organization of the Festival.

The honorary patronage of the 10th Festival was held by: Martin Kremer, Consul General of the Federal Republic of Germany in Wrocław, Jerzy Samiec, Bishop of the Evangelical-Augsburg Church in the Republic of Poland, and Jacek Sutryk, the Mayor of Wrocław.