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EKD Institute for Research on Religious and Ideological Issues (EZW)

The EKD Institute for Research on Religious and Ideological Issues (EZW) is the central academic institution of the Protestant Church in Germany (EKD) for researching, documenting and advising on all issues pertaining to the religious and ideological trends and currents of our time.

The Institute was founded in 1960 to continue the work first begun in 1921 by the “Apologetische Centrale” in Berlin. This earlier institution had been forced to close by the Nazis.