Recognition and Awards

  • 1989 Irmela Hofmann, co-founder of the Reichenberg Fellowship (OJC), is awarded the “Traugott-Bender-Preis” by Lothar Späth, the governor of Baden-Württemberg, for her “...exemplary service, rooted in Christian freedom and responsibility, in the spheres of society and politics”.
  • 1990 Horst-Klaus Hofmann, co-founder of the Reichenberg Fellowship (OJC) and longterm chairman, is awarded the Federal Cross of Merit.
  • 1999 Hermann Klenk, long-term community member and vice-chairman, is awarded the Federal Cross of Merit.
  • 2000 Dr. Christl R. Vonholdt (German Institute for Youth and Society) serves as a consultant of the American Anglican Council (AAC) on the issues of sexual ethics, marriage and the family.
  • 2002 Dr. Dominik Klenk, leader of the Reichenberg Fellowship, is awarded the University Award of the Catholic University of Eichstätt for his doctoral dissertation.
  • 2002 The Reichenberg Fellowship (OJC) is officially recognized as a non-governmental organization (NGO) by the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation.
  • 2004 Dr. Christl R. Vonholdt (German Institute for Youth and Society) addresses the legislative committee of the German Bundestag (Lower House of Parliament) on the topic of “Adoption Rights for Homosexual Couples”.
  • 2005 The Reichenberg Fellowship is honored with the BMW Award for Intercultural Learning in Munich for its international construction camps for youth from all over the world.