This weekend sees the eightieth anniversary of the Declaration of Barmen when a courageous minority of German Christians spoke out against Hitler and the nazification of the Church. It was one of the most bravest acts of protest in a nation that was surrendering to evil and inhumane atrocities. Most of the signers were arrested, some were tortured , and others were agonisingly executed by Hitler's henchmen.
The World Council of Churches is making freely available an online copy of the Ecumenical Review with many of the theological and scholarly articles that were written to commemorate the 75th anniversary. You can read the articles online and even download some of the pdfs at the following location: