The central archive contains material from the religious, social and cultural work of The Christian Community.
History of the archive
The archive began with the move of the leadership of The Christian Community from Stuttgart to Berlin in 2004. Material has been gathered from the earliest beginnings to the present day.
Written documents, photographs and other material is held from the foundation of The Christian Community to the present day. Besides documents arising from the regular work there are also special collections relevant to the history of The Christian Community. Handwritten and typed correspondence, notes, diaries, lectures, sermons, etc. as well as an extensive collection of photographs and illustrations, give an insight into the founding personalities, priests and others, of this movement. Particularly valuable are the pictures of church buildings, chapels, altars and ritual implements.
The reference library consists of publications by priests of The Christian Community around the world which is kept up to date. There is also reading material about the work and history of The Christian Community and related fields. This core collection is supplemented by numerous booklets, pamphlets and articles as well as the complete series of the journal Die Christengemeinschaft (and its predecessor Tatchristentum).
Present and future
The archive is interested in receiving and looking after estate material that is relevant to The Christian Community.
The archive is still at an early stage of organisation, and cataloguing and indexing of material is ongoing. Enquiries are welcome, and visits to the archive are welcome (appointments necessary). It is available to researchers from both within and outside The Christian Community.
Archive director: Wolfgang Gädeke
Archive assistant: Janine Jenitschonok M.A.
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U 5 (Weberwiese)
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Last updated: June 2015