TOGETHER – a prayer around the world – today GERMAN

We pray it in the evening, when at 7:30 pm in Germany the bells ring and we light a candle, put it in the window, think of the people worldwide who are suffering from this crisis and fear for their existence. We send the prayer out into the world. Today to our english speaking partners asking them to join this action: We may be separated spatially, but we are spiritually united.

Other languages are available under the following link: TOGETHER

Erinnern – Mahnen – Verurteilen | Remember – Admonish – Condemn

Am heutigen Internationalen Frauentag wurde das Projekt Friedensstatue in Frankfurt der Öffentlichkeit vorgestellt. Die Statue steht für das Leiden von Menschen weltweit, die sexualisierter Gewalt in Kriegen ausgesetzt waren und sind. Sie mahnt die Rechte von Frauen in Kriegssituationen an.

On today’s International Women’s Day, the Peace Statue project was presented to the public in Frankfurt. The statue stands for the suffering of people around the world who have been and still are exposed to sexualised violence in wars. It admonishes the rights of women in war situations. „Erinnern – Mahnen – Verurteilen | Remember – Admonish – Condemn“ weiterlesen

Empowerment of Women – UTC Bangalore

On my last day in India – nearly two weeks back now – I could visit the United Theological College (UTC) in Bangalore meeting the Principal Vasantha Rao and being part of the ceremony “Turning the Sod” for the new women’s research center. This new project is very much supported by the Baden Church (EKiBa), the Association of Mission Societies Hamburg (EMW) and my own Church.

„Empowerment of Women – UTC Bangalore“ weiterlesen

Frohe Weihnachten – Merry Christmas

„Josef tat, wie ihm der Engel des Herrn befohlen hatte …“ (Matthäus 1,24)
„Joseph did as the angel of the Lord commanded him …” (Matthew 1:24)

Die Geburt Jesu wird in den Evangelien unter anderem als die Zuwendung des Schöpfers zu dieser Welt beschrieben. In ihm sind wir gemacht worden. Das Geschehen an Weihnachten ist damit die biblische Bekräftigung von Gottes Liebe für die Welt; für die GANZE Welt.

The birth of Jesus is described in the gospels among other things as the Creator’s devotion to this world. In him we were made. The event of Christmas is thus the biblical affirmation of God’s love for the world; for the WHOLE world. 

Gesegnete Weihnachten und einen guten Start ins neue Jahr!
Blessed Christmas and a good start into the new year!

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