Activity of Katholische Männerarbeit in Deutschland: Dachverband der katholischen Männerarbeit (GKMD) und die Arbeitsstelle der Männerseelsorge (AfM), [Catholic Men's Work in Germany: Federation of Catholic Men's Work (GKMD) and the Centre for Pastoral Care of Men (AFM)]
Aims and objectives
The Centre for the Pastoral Care of Men is a pastoral organisation, set up by the German Bishops' Conference. Its mission is to make the work of contemporary men's pastoral care more widely known, and to promote and encourage its implementation in dioceses and organisations. The AFM works closely with the community of Catholic men in Germany (GKMD). The GKMD is an association of Catholic organisations that deal with men's ministry and men's work, the works of men and women of the communities and diocesan bodies for men's ministry. Catholic men's ministry and men's work is taking place in the middle of a radical change in gender roles and of a deep crisis in traditional masculinity. This affects all dimensions of men's lives. The aim of the work is thus to support men, and help them adjust to the role change brought about by wider social change so that partnerships between the genders can develop. In this way men can make an important contribution to gender equality in all areas of life.
Name: Katholische Männerarbeit in Deutschland: Dachverband der katholischen Männerarbeit (GKMD) und die Arbeitsstelle der Männerseelsorge (AfM), [Catholic Men's Work in Germany: Federation of Catholic Men's Work (GKMD) and the Centre for Pastoral Care of Men (AFM)]
Stakeholder: Civil society organisation
Area of intervention: Faith/Religion; Men and gender equality
Organisation Country: Germany
Organisation Zip Code: 36041
Organisation Phone: 0661 - 73 46 3
- Projects addressing important topics about men
- Research: The Centre initiates and promotes men's studies.
- Information: website, and magazine "Man in the Church" Literature: publication of articles and books
Männerpfade: Männerinitiation 2011 - Einweihung in das wahre Selbst nach Richard Rohr, 1-5 June 2011, Nordbayern, www.maennerpfade.org/
Publications at www.kath-maennerarbeit.de/index.php?id=8