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Reverend Dr. Martin Affolderbach, Nuremberg, Germany

Personal data: born 1947 in Wuppertal/Germany;
married with Prof. Dr. Dr. h.c. Annette Scheunpflug;
two children and four grandchildren

Background data of my professional life:
1967                       Graduated from Wilhelm-Dörpfeld-Gymnasium in Wuppertal
1967 – 1972           Study of Protestant Theology in Wuppertal, Heidelberg and Bonn
1973 – 1977           Researcher at Faculty of Theology, University of Bonn, concluded
by the degree Doctor of Theology at University of Bonn
1977 – 1979           Parish priest in Bielefeld and teaching assignment at Kirchliche
Hochschule Bielefeld-Bethel
1979 – 1987           Executive officer on principle issues and study work at the
Protestant Youth Federation in Germany (aej), Stuttgart
1986 – 1995          Director of Evangelische Jugendakademie Radevormwald (training
centre for professional youth workers)
1995 – 2012         Executive officer, Church office of the Evangelical Church in Germany,
Hanover, on migration issues, Middle East and inter-religious affairs
since 2011            Teaching assignment at University Erlangen-Nuremberg, University Bamberg, Evangelical College of Higher Education Nuremberg l and Protestant Institute of Art and Science, Butare/Rwanda

Selected positions and activities:
– Teaching assigments at different highschools and universities (see above)
– Executive officer on Islam and world religions at the administration office of the
Protestant Churches in Germany (EKD) (2002 – 2012)
– Charged with regional responsibility for countries of the Middle East (2002 – 2007)
– Moderator of the conference on Islam affairs of EKD (2002 – 2012)
– Moderator and member of the Islamic-Christian Working Group in Germany (ICA)
(2002 – 2009)
– Member of the Round Table of Religions in Germany (2009 – 2013)
– Member of the International Continuance Committees preparing the annual World
Religious Leaders Conferences prior to the G8/G20 Summits
– Executive officer on migration and integration at the administration office of the
Protestant Churches in Germany (1995 – 2001)
– Moderator of the Commission on migrants and ethnic minorities of the Protestant
Churches in Germany (1995 – 2001)
– Member of the commission preparing the “Week of Migrants/Intercultural Week” (1995
– 2001)
– Moderator of the Executive Committee of the Churches Commission for Migrants in
Europe (CCME), Brussels (1998 – 2002)
– Member of steering committee of the “Initiative against Xenophobia, Racism and
Violence”, the projects “Invite your Neighbor!” and “Do you know who I am?” (1995 –
– Moderator of the conference of migrant churches in Germany (KAP) (1995 – 2001)

(Photo: Iris Klöpper, Hannover)