Official Opening of the Luther Exhibition ‘Here I stand’ on the occasion of the Reformation’s Anniversary this year
Enlarge image Martin Luther (Lucas Cranach der Ältere, 1529) (© commons) On 26th of April at 7pm the Luther exhibition ‘Here I stand’ will be officially opened at the location of the Namibian Scientific Society by the Ambassador of the Federal Republic of Germany, Christian Schlaga and the Bishop of the Evangelical Lutheran church in Namibia, Burgert Brand. On the occasion of this year’s anniversary of the Reformation, the exhibition on the topic of Martin Luther’s statement ‘Here I stand’ can be visited between the 26th of April and the 5th of May. During the opening event, Bishop Burgert Brand will hold a presentation in which he will reflect on the historical and theological context of the statement and will try to show the relevance of this statement as a tool for reflection and further developing protestant thought.
Several graphical posters are exhibited touching different themes, including the aspects Bishop Brand will present on the evening of the opening. On the one hand they depict the social and world order during the Lutheran era and on the other hand the exhibition explains how these orders were affected by the Reformation. The Reformation itself is discussed in terms of its development and its origin in Martin Luther’s life.
The Reformation is a significant event of history that affected countries all over the world. As the 500th anniversary of Luther’s posting of the thesis will be this year, the Federal Government of Germany supports on occasion of the Lutheran decade various cultural projects worldwide which commemorate this important part of history. The posters of this project are funded by the German Federal Foreign Office which also finances the exhibition ‘Here I stand’ in other parts of the world.
The Reformation has influenced the historical and social development of many countries, including Namibia. The focus of the public’s attention this year will be on Namibia which will be hosting the Central Event of The Lutheran World Federation and Germany as the original country of Reformation.