In the eastern German state of Brandenburg, almost a quarter of the population voted for the right-wing populist Alternative for Germany (AfD) party in the last elections. This raises a question, what can the church do about it? Berlin’s Protestant bishop Markus Dröge states that Christianity and the AfD are incompatible. But many pastors are reluctant to address the issue, except for one.
Meet Beatrix Spreng, a Protestant pastor in Joachimsthal. She faces a huge task, as the AfD is the biggest opposition party in Germany’s parliament. However, she has been fighting against the rise of the far-right for years, and is the exception to the rule. Don’t miss this documentary that explores the relationship between religion and politics in Germany, and whether or not it’s possible to exclude or embrace far-right policies within Christian beliefs.