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September 10, 2007


Frank Piller

Hi Graham, Thanks for the comment. My report about the initiative probably was the first one, the site was launched just today. The media campaign with local ads, flyers in universities, outdoor banners is just going to start. I agree that an open forum would be a good idea. However, given the closeness state of this organization, I think that this is a radical step -- and hopefully just the beginning of a longer journey. Frank

Graham Hill


This appears to be a not very well publicised initiative. I searched through the archives of my local paper - the Kölner Stadt-Anzeiger - and Google, but could find no reference to the initiative or to the website. Without wider communication in the traditional press or on the Internet, it is unlikely that anyone other than a churchgoer would know about the initiative.

And I note that the organisers themselves will choose which suggestions go forward to be discussed in a roundtable later in Bonn, rather than throwing the forum open for a vote by those who have already shown enough interest in the initiative by registering.

I can't but help thinking that this is not going to produce any of the radical innovation that the Church in Köln probably requires if it to halt its current decline and to prosper in the future.

Graham Hill
Independent Management Consultant
Interim Manager

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