A Joint Ecumenical Peace Message for the 70th anniversary of the start of the Korean War has been presented by the World Council of Churches and signed by churches, councils of churches and church leaders all around the world – including the Protestant Church in Hesse and Nassau (EKHN)!
Church leaders from across the world including Bishop Heinrich Bedford-Strohm are expressing their grave concern over the government of Israel’s plan to annex parts of the occupied West Bank.
Bishop Heinrich Bedford-Strohm – Chair of the Council of the Evangelikal Church in Germany – said:
Church Presidents – Bishops – Moderators – Heads and representatives of the Churches with whom the Protestant Church in Hesse and Nassau is maintaining deep partnership relations celeprated on Pentecost a „Meet and Pray“ service. „Stories of Hope“ weiterlesen
There are disturbing images from the USA at the moment: rampant racism, riots in dozens of cities, a US president posing with the Bible in his hand. In this difficult times our solidarity is with our sisters and brothers in the US struggling against rassism and for human rights in the campaign „Black Lives Matter“. „In Solidarity with our Partners in the US“ weiterlesen
At Pentecost we as a Christian community celebrate our unity in diversity!
For God has not given us the spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind (2 Timothy 1,7)
After many weeks of lock down we again started today on Pentecost Sunday to open our churches and to celebrate our Services – but with strict hygienic conditions.
During this times of lock down the church bells rang every evening at 7:30 pm; we lit a candle and prayed in different languages. As the Corona Pandemic is still a challenge for all of us around the world and people are still suffering not only from the Virus but also from hunger, unemployment, isolation and loneliness we are asked for continous prayer. But we will do it now in our services.
Our common prayer will still be available in 29 languages under the following link: TOGETHER
The Corona Pandemic is still a challenge for all of us around the world. People are suffering not only from the Virus but also from hunger, unemployment, isolation and loneliness because of the worldwide lockdown. We continue to pray in the evening at 7:30 pm when the church bells are ringing; we light a candle and put it in the window thinking of the people suffering from the crisis. Our prayer is now available in 29 languages.
As we are once through we start again sending our prayer into the world: today to our Kisuaheli speaking sisters and brothers!
More languages are available under the following link: TOGETHER
Der 8. Mai 1945 gilt als offizielles Ende des Zweiten Weltkrieges in Europa und als „Tag der Befreiung vom menschenverachtenden System der nationalsozialistischen Gewaltherrschaft.“ (Richard von Weizsäcker, 1985). Mehr als 60 Millionen Menschen starben, weite Teile Europas waren zerstört.
May 8, 1945 is considered the official end of the Second World War in Europe and the „day of liberation from the inhuman system of National Socialist tyranny.“ (Richard von Weizsäcker, 1985). More than 60 million people died, large parts of Europe were destroyed.
For the first time we met in a Video conference with the Asian Partners of EKHN. More than 30 people participated in the meeting: from Seoul over Tomohon, Pematang Siantar, Amritsar, Vijayawada, Hyderabad, Bangalore, Melukavumattom to different places in EKHN. We shared the present situation in our different contexts and prayed together …