Leipzig’s Reformation Ambassador to the USA

Foto. Luise Karwofsky.
Reverend Dr. Robert Moore (Photo: Luise Karwofsky)
Reverend Dr. Robert Moore from Texas has made it his mission to raise awareness of Leipzig’s role in the Reformation in America. He has taken on the role of Reformation Ambassador, an appointment which will last until the 500th anniversary of the Leipzig Disputation in 2019. Moore’s aim will be to promote Leipzig during the “500 Years of the Reformation” celebrations. His role will also involve welcoming American tourist groups in Leipzig and acting as a point of contact for them throughout their stays.
Moore is a pastor of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA), based in Leipzig’s sister city of Houston, Texas. He has known and loved Leipzig ever since he first came to the Bachfest in 1994 He has been a strong advocate of the cities’ partnership for a number of years and has already helped many American citizens discover the wonders of the City of Music. Groups I have accompanied from Houston have been fascinated by the city’s history and openness, and look forward to coming back,” says Dr. Moore, adding: “I am passionate about Leipzig.”
The “Reformation Ambassador” project is supported by a number of partners including the City of Leipzig, the Bach Archive Foundation Leipzig, the St. Thomas Canons Foundation, Leipzig Tourismus und Marketing GmbH, and the parish of St. Thomas Church.
If you have any questions or would like to get in contact with Leipzig’s Reformation Ambassador, please email: robert.moore@luther-in-leipzig.de