Religion & Ethics NewsWeekly | Clip | The Church and the Fall of the Wall
Christian Fuhrer became pastor of St. Nikolai Evangelical Lutheran Church in 1980 when Germany was still divided by the Cold War and the Berlin Wall. In the weeks before the wall fell, demonstrators would gather at the church before marching through the city. "In church, people had learned to turn fear into courage, to overcome the fear and to hope, to have strength," Rev. Fuhrer says.