Woven Together – Ties That Bind

After our EKD / UCC consultation in Washington D. C. and signing the common commitment to Church Fellowship (“Kirchengemeinschaft”) I drove with Martha Koenigs Stone – head of the ecumenical commission of the UCC New York Conference (UCCNY) and a UCC representative at the EKD/UCC Forum – and Randy Stone to the annual meeting of the UCCNY Conference in Binghamton. „Woven Together – Ties That Bind“ weiterlesen

Loving Life and seeking Peace

Weltweit feiern wir Christinnen und Christen in diesen Tagen die Auferstehung Jesu Christi von den Toten. Die Botschaft von Karfreitag zu Ostern – vom Tod zur Auferstehung – schenkt uns Zuversicht, die mit unserem Glauben verbunden ist.

All over the world, we Christians are celebrating the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead these days. The message from Good Friday to Easter – from death to resurrection – gives us the confidence that comes with our faith. „Loving Life and seeking Peace“ weiterlesen

Enjoying India

On Wednesday I arrived safely in India and enjoy visiting our partners in several places in India. After Chennai I will proceed to Delhi, Amritsar, Hyderabad, Vijayawada for several occasions, consultations and meetings and will fly out in two weeks from Bangalore back to Frankfurt. „Enjoying India“ weiterlesen

Remembering Lutz Drescher

Lutz Drescher passed away this week at the age of 70 after a long and serious illness. I shared many experiences and encounters with him in our relationships with Korea and India. Last summer, I was able to visit him again in Freiburg and share many personal memories. Until the end of his life, he was closely conected with people who were passionate about democracy, peace and reunification on the Korean peninsula. „Remembering Lutz Drescher“ weiterlesen

Peaceful Christmas and a Blessed New Year 2024

“In so many ways we, and our whole world, are living through a time of darkness, when mounting challenges threaten to diminish our hope, to overwhelm our will to meet the evident needs and palpable pains of our day, and even to sap our dedication to truth and justice.
Yet, as disciples of Jesus and as Christian communities united in Christ’s love, we are called to stand up to fear, counter falsehood, challenge selfishness and greed, and offer hope to the whole world.
We cannot acquiesce in disappointment nor succumb to despair. The world needs more from us— more courage, more creativity, more inspiration, and dedication. More self-giving love.“ „Peaceful Christmas and a Blessed New Year 2024“ weiterlesen