Who we are

The Internationale Konferenz Bekennender Gemeinschaften (IKBG) — known outside the German language area by its English name, International Christian Network ( (ICN) is a world-wide association of Christians of diverse confessional affiliations, that understand themselves to be „confessing“ Christians in the full sense of the term. That means that they take the Bible, with both the Old and New Testament, as the normative foundation for faith and morals and profess their belief in the triune God with the Apostolic and the Nicene Creed.

Is that not something self-evident for Christians?

Not necessarily! Anyone who today seeks to come to grips with Christian faith encounters many currents of belief and practice that sharply deviate from this elementary basis. And these are found not only outside of but also within the Church.

The IKBG/ICN has set itself the goal of working against such tendencies and of protecting and preserving the apostolic heritage in order to foster the unity of the worldwide Christian Church. It builds a network for confessing Christians around the world and aims to give them presence and voice in the public realm. At the same time, the IKBG/ICN offers its members and supporters an important forum for exchange, for mutual information, and for cooperation. In addition, the support of persecuted Christians throughout the world is an important concern of the IKBG/ICN.

With this website, we wish to present ourselves, our goals, and our activities, and in particular to invite interested laymen and women to participate in dialogue and to deal with the Christian faith.

Under Publications/Archive, you will find a series of texts that have been issued by the IKBG/ICN dealing with various theological themes. If you are interested in further information, please contact us. We will be happy to hear from you.



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