Internationale Martin Luther Stiftung

The daily Luther

19th June

And they brought young children to him, that he should touch them: and his disciples rebuked those that brought them.

Interpretation of Martin Luther ...

9th Business Conference: Luther, Marx and the Consequences,

The Reformation and the Modern Welfare State

On 12th November 2016, starting at 3 p.m. in the Prince's Palace at the National Museum of Denmark,
Prinsens Palæ, Ny Vestergade 10, 1471 København



Opening speech
Alexander von Witzleben
Chairman of the IMLS Board of Trustees, Zurich, Switzerland

Presentation of the Dansk Luther-Brevier
Prof. Dr. Eberhard Harbsmeier
Member of the IMLS Board of Trustees, Løgumkloster, Denmark

Welcoming speech
Per Kristian Madsen
Director General of the National Museum of Denmark

Welcoming speech
Georg Fahrenschon
President of the German Savings Banks Association, Berlin

15:30 Panel discussion - "Lutheran State Socialism?"
Opportunities and risks of present day social politics in Denmark and Europe

Members of the panel

  • Prof. Dr. Svend Andersen
    Ethicist, School of Culture and Society, Department of Theology, Aarhus University
  • Heike Göbel
    Business journalist, Frankfurter Algemeine Zeitung,
    member of the IMLS Board of Trustees
  • Prof. Dr. Niels Kærgaard
    Economist and economic advisor to the Danish government, University of Copenhagen
  • Jakob Funk Kirkegaard
    Peterson Institute for International Economics, Washington (DC)
Presented by
  • Dr. Michael J. Inacker
    Chairman of the IMLS Executive Board, Berlin

17:00 Break

Ceremony - presentation of the LutherRose


Opening speech
Dr. Michael J. Inacker
Chairman of the IMLS Executive Board, Berlin

Welcoming speech
Bertel Haarder
Minister for Culture and Minister for Ecclesiastical Affairs, Denmark

Welcoming speech
Peter Skov-Jakobsen
Bishop of Copenhagen

18:20 Commemorative speech
Luther, Marx and the Consequennces
The Reformation and the modern welfare state

Margrethe Vestager
European Commissioner for Competition, European Commission, Brussels/ Copenhagen

19:00 Award ceremony of the "Luther Rose 2016" for social responsibility and EntrepreneurialCourage

Dr. Thomas A. Seidel
executive officer of the IMLS Executive Board

Karsten Dybvad
Director General and CEO of the Confederation of Danish Industry

Acceptance speech
Niels Due Jensen
Chairman Poul Due Jensen Foundation

Closing remarks
Bishop Gerhard Ulrich
Bishop of the Ev. Lutheran Church in Northern Germany (North Church)
Presiding Bishop of the United Evangelical Lutheran Church of Germany
Vice-chairman of the IMLS Board of Trustees

20:00 Reception