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Evangelical Church in Germany

The Evangelical Church in Germany (German Evangelische Kirche in Deutchland) is the institutional form chosen by a community of 24 Lutheran, Reformed and United regional churches. German Protestant church structures are based on federal principles at all levels. Each local congregation is responsible for Christian life in its own area, while each regional church has its own special characteristics and retains its independence. Without in any way diminishing this autonomy, the Church carries out joint tasks with which its members have entrusted it. The Church has the following governing bodies, all organised and elected on democratic lines: the Synod, the Council and the Church Conference. They are responsible for fulfilling the Church's tasks as laid down in the Constitution.

The 24 regional churches are:

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