The social, individual and religious changes and transformations have called for the revision of religious education in the 21st century. This is the subject of the important publication by Bergold/ Boschki.
The Evangelical and Catholic Church are the main providers of religious education in Germany. Since the 1970s, many local and regional religious educational institutions financed by public funding have been essential. They provide programmes not just for members of the churches, but also for the public and are generally accessible. The programmes offer a wide spectrum of topics but focus on religious education based on values and ethics.