What is ÖKT?

Frequently asked questions on the 3rd Ecumenical Kirchentag

The 3rd Ecumenical Kirchentag Frankfurt 2021 is organized by the German Protestant Kirchentag (DEKT) and the Central Committee of German Catholics (ZdK). It takes place in Frankfurt am Main at the invitation of the Protestant Church in Hessen and Nassau (EKHN) and the Diocese of Limburg. Co-hosts are the Protestant Church of Kurhessen-Waldeck, the dioceses of Mainz and Fulda and the ACK Hessen-Rheinhessen.

For the organizational implementation of the 3rd Ecumenical Kirchentag Frankfurt 2021, an implementing organisation has been established as a legal entity, the “3rd Ökumenischer Kirchentag Frankfurt 2021 e. V.”. Its task is to ensure the organizational, legal and financial requirements for the preparation and implementation of the Ecumenical Kirchentag.

The Ecumenical Kirchentag is a joint event of the German Protestant Kirchentag (DEKT) and the Central Committee of German Catholics (ZdK). It will take place in Frankfurt am Main from 12 – 16 May 2021. Over five days, over 100,000 people of all ages, different religions and different origins will celebrate a festival of faith together.

The Ecumenical Kirchentag is a platform for intensive discussion about questions of faith, spirituality and ecumenism and a forum for critical debate about current social issues. Worship services, large and small panels, workshops, concerts, exhibitions, theater performances and much more invite the participants to join in, think, participate, pray and celebrate together.

The Ecumenical Kirchentag 2021 in Frankfurt is the third Ecumenical Kirchentag after Berlin 2003 and Munich 2010.

The ÖKT programme will be released in spring 2021. It will be available in German, online and as app. A booklet with programme highlights in English will also be available in print and as a PDF.

There are many ways to contribute to the Ecumenical Kirchentag and to help shape the program. Have a look at our „Contribute“ section to learn more about the possibilities to apply or register as a contributor.

If you would like to participate in the Ecumenical Kirchentag as a visitor and buy a ticket, please be patient. As soon as the ticket sale starts, we will inform you here.

The General Terms and Conditions (GTC) of the Ecumenical Kirchentag can be found here.