Corona bedingt war die Verabschiedung in den Ruhestand immer wieder verschoben worden. Aber gestern war es soweit: in einem Gottesdienst in der Berliner St. Elisabethkirche haben wir Cornelia Füllkrug-Weitzel nach über 20 Jahren als Direktorin von Brot für die Welt und der Diakonie Katastrophenhilfe in der Ruhestand verabschiedet. Ein bewegender Moment.
Dear Sisters and Brothers in Christ in our EKHN Partner Churches in Afrika, Asia, Europe and the United States,
In the second year of the pandemic I send you greetings from the Protestant Church in Hesse and Nassau (EKHN), and wish you a blessed Pentecost. We are still learning to deal with home office and video conferencing, hygiene rules and the limitation of close contact. We stream events and continue to practice social distancing. We miss meeting you.
Dear Brothers and Sisters in our worldwide ecumenical fellowship,
We celebrate Easter in year 2 of the pandemic.
Our life and work have changed profoundly.
This year we send our signs of hope for Easter with a song in which is sung at the end:
“Until all are fed we cry out; until all on earth have bread. Like the One who loves us each and every one we serve until all are fed.”
This is our hope for the world – for this we sing, pray, cry out and act!
Im 1700. Jahr jüdischen Lebens in Deutschland setzen der jüdische Landesverband und christliche Kirchen in Hessen mit der bundesweiten Plakataktion „#beziehungsweise – jüdisch und christlich: näher als du denkst!“ ein Zeichen für mehr Verständnis und gegen Antisemitismus! „#beziehungsweise – eine Aktion startet“ weiterlesen
Pfarrer*innen der EKHN sind zur Zeit weltweit in Auslandsdiensten in Jerusalem, Santiago de Chile, Singapur, Shanghai, New Delhi, Amsterdam und Rotterdam, Florenz, Nora (Schweden), Malmö, Dublin und Wien.
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