In 1510, after a two-month journey out from Erfurt, Germany, the Augustinian friar Martin Luther arrived in Rome.
Seven years later, he issued the 95 Theses.
Three years after that, he was excommunicated.
During his pilgrimage, Luther connected Erfurt and Rome with his own footsteps. In the years to come, that connection was severed.
What is in the space between Rome and Erfurt? Can the connection be made whole again?
To have a future together, the churches have to face the past.
Follow us as we follow Luther—daily posts with photos & videos from our trek, along with Scripture readings and selections from Luther, Catholic theology, ecumenical documents, Reformation history…
…reconnecting our churches, step by step.
Andrew and Sarah Wilson live in Strasbourg, France, where Sarah works at the Institute for Ecumenical Research, a Lutheran outfit dedicated to the scholarly side of ecumenism on behalf of the member churches of the Lutheran World Federation. She serves as a consultant to dialogues with the Orthodox and Pentecostals. Andrew is a postdoctoral fellow funded by the Levant Foundation at the Foundation for Interreligious and Intercultural Research and Dialogue, based in Geneva, Switzerland. They have one son, Zeke, and a great extended family, all of whom live in the U.S. Two members of this great family, Roger and Virginia Wilson, will be the “roadies” for the pilgrimage and get Zeke to school during the week between reunions along the trail.