Church Leaders Serve as Advisers in E. Germany

Associated Press

East German church leaders who served as co-moderators of the round-table provisional government until the country's March 18 elections are serving as advisers in the transition to democratic processes.

One of the three, the Rev. Martin Lange, told the United Methodist Reporter published here that they were asked to help organize East Germany's newly elected Parliament, among other things.

Lange, a Methodist pastor and chief executive of East Germany's association of Protestant churches, said in a telephone interview the churchmen also were asked to advise on applying democratic techniques to the army and the media.

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