The daily Luther

25th April

And a vision appeared to Paul in the night; There stood a man of Macedonia, and prayed him, saying, Come over into Macedonia, and help us. And after he had seen the vision, immediately we endeavoured to go into Macedonia, assuredly gathering that the Lord had called us for to preach the gospel unto them.

Interpretation of Martin Luther ...

Logo of the German Savings Bank Association
Logo vom Deutschen Sparkassen- und Giroverband

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