Articles by: Protestant Church in the Netherlands

NL: Comment on time: Who is catholic?

NL: Comment on time: Who is catholic?

0 by / on 2013/01/14, 2:53 pm / in Featured, Netherlands

Dr. Arjan Plaisier, general secretary of the general synod of the Protestant Church in the Netherlands on who is catholic

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NL: Comment on time: Religion in the media

NL: Comment on time: Religion in the media

0 by / on 2012/12/19, 8:30 am / in Netherlands

Arjan Plaisier, secretary of the general synod of the Protestant Church in the Netherlands, comments on public money and the ideological broadcasting companies ​The ideological broadcasting companies (the so-called 2.42 broadcasting companies) include IKON (Iinterreligious broadcasting company Netherlands) (or rather VKZ – foundation for accommodation of religious broadcasting time ) and RKK (broadcasting company Roman-Catholic Church) .

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NL: Comment on time: No Insurance

NL: Comment on time: No Insurance

0 by / on 2012/11/30, 6:55 am / in Featured, Netherlands

In his Comment on Time moderator Peter Verhoeff enters into the merits of the news that thousands of Dutchmen have no health insurance because they fundamentally oppose insurances. This week’s news was that 11.000 people in the Netherlands have no health insurance because they fundamentally object this. By far most of them make this choice for religious reasons. They are […]

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NL: We and our work

NL: We and our work

0 by / on 2012/11/12, 1:38 pm / in Netherlands

At 8, 9 and 10 november the General Synod of the Protestant Church has its bi-annual meeting. One of the items they discuss is the question: what is the Christian message for a world in which the views about work are changing rapidly?

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NL: Making the choice for unity at the Malieveld

NL: Making the choice for unity at the Malieveld

0 by / on 2012/10/11, 7:05 am / in Featured, Netherlands

Saturday, October 6th, about 3000 people went to the Mailiveld (a large stretch of grass in The Hague) for the gathering ‘We make the choice for unity’. Arjan Plaisier, general secretary of the general synod of the Protestant Church in the Netherlands was attending too: It is often said that ecumenism is dead. We are going back in time and […]

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NL: Comment on time: Delivering a sermon

NL: Comment on time: Delivering a sermon

0 by / on 2012/10/02, 6:58 am / in Featured, Netherlands

Dr. Arjan Plasier, secretary of the general synod of the Protestant Church in the Netherlands, comments on a research by the Protestant Theological University in the Netherlands. It still brings about a lot of discussion: delivering a sermon. This became apparent again after the research assigned by PThU (Protestant Theological University) and performed by Dr. De Leede and Dr. Stark […]

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NL: The voter has spoken

NL: The voter has spoken

0 by / on 2012/09/17, 7:12 am / in Netherlands

In the Netherlands there were elections on September 13th for the parliament. Arjan Plaisier, General Secretary of the general synod of the Protestant Church in the Netherlands, reflects on the outcome. The voter has spoken once more. At the last moment many of the voters went along with the duel between VVD[1] and PvdA[2]. Almost every other party had to […]

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NL: Comment on Time: Elections

NL: Comment on Time: Elections

0 by / on 2012/09/04, 6:50 am / in Netherlands

Arjan Plaisier, secretary of the general synod of the Protestant Church in the Netherlands, comments on the elections on September 12th. On September 12th we are allowed to vote once more. How will we vote? Steady voting conduct is a relic, so it could go anywhere… The campaign leaders of the parties are fishing for the masses of floating voters. […]

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NL/World: ‘Incidents’

NL/World: ‘Incidents’

0 by / on 2012/05/03, 9:14 am / in Europe, Netherlands

Rev. Jan-Gerd Heetderks, spokesperson of the Protestant Church in the Netherlands, on attacks on christians.

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NL: Religion and violence

NL: Religion and violence

0 by / on 2012/04/20, 6:50 am / in Featured, Netherlands

Dr. Arjan Plaisier, secretary of the general synod of the Protestant Church in the Netherlands, comments on religious violence. Religious violence: we don’t seem to get rid of it, it clings to history. Today it is mainly the violence which originates from Islam we hear about. Bomb explosions, attempted murders, kidnapping, destruction of church buildings. But, especially in the past, […]

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