Die Lage zwischen Russland und der Ukraine, zwischen Ost und West spitzt sich weiter zu.
Sabine Müller-Langsdorf, unsere Referentin für Friedensarbeit im Zentrum Oekumene, hat Sorgen und Nöte der Menschen in der Konfliktregion, unser aller Ängste vor einem Krieg und die Bitte um Frieden in einem Gebet zum Ausdruck gebracht: „„Wann beginnt Krieg, Gott?““ weiterlesen
Archbishop Desmond Tutu passed away on 26th of December in the age of 90. He was a key leader in the struggle against the apartheid system in South Africa and a role model for my generation in his struggles in the post-apartheid era for justice and human rights.
World Council of Churches (WCC) acting general secretary Rev. Prof. Dr Ioan Sauca said “we thank God for giving us Archbishop Tutu for 90 years. Through his life and works he has become an image of dignity and freedom for all human beings and inspired many to use their gifts and talents in the service of others and the mission and prophetic task of the church.”
Olav Fykse Tveit, former General Secretary of the World Council of Churches honored Desmond Tutu by writing on Facebook: „We thank God for Archbishop Desmond Tutu. He led his people in their struggle for freedom, justice and reconciliation. He gave the Church and the world at large the best possible challenge and inspiration to work together for God’s plan for unity, justice and peace. He was a great leader of the One ecumenical movement, serving the One Church, the One Humanity, and the One Creation of God.“
May he Rest In Peace!
Dear Friends, Sisters and Brothers in our worldwide fellowship,
this is the second year of the Corona-Pandemic and it’s again challenging all of us as we approach Christmas and the New Year. The conflicts in our societies and worldwide are getting tougher, the nerves are on edge. This reflects our this year’s Christmas Card. „Glory to God … and on Earth Peace!“ weiterlesen
Today the world wide partner churches of the Protestant Churches in Hesse and Nassau and of Kurhessen-Waldeck will meet at 1 pm (German Time) for an International Service „Meet and Pray“ on the occasion of 4th of Advent. You can follow it life on YouTube
As if time had stood still – images of Arafat from his younger years, the presence of the Nakba in the narratives (in Arabic, the fleeing and expulsion of some 700,000 Arab Palestinians between 1947 and 1949 from the former British Mandate territory of Palestine), … „A place of rememberance“ weiterlesen
I took the foto today in the morning. It speaks for itself!
After nearly two years my first visit to partners abroad. Wonderful to reconnect, to sit face to face, to listen to our sisters and brothers, to discuss about these challenging times and to enjoy simple Libanese food!
„Welcome to Beirut“ weiterlesen
Die dramatischen Entwicklungen in Afghanistan nahm die Synode der Evangelischen Kirche in Hessen und Nassau (EKHN) heute auf ihrer Tagung in Worms auch zum Anlass in einer Resolution an die Bundesregierung und die Landesregierungen zu appellieren, besonders schutzbedürftige Flüchtlinge aus Afghanistan mehr zu unterstützen und für eine sichere Bleibeperspektive zu sorgen.
The Synod of the Protestant Church in Hesse and Nassau (EKHN) took the dramatic developments in Afghanistan as an opportunity to call on the Federal Government and the state governments to provide more support for refugees from Afghanistan who are particularly in need of protection and to ensure that they have a secure perspective of staying. „Afghanistan: Hilfe und Aufnahme von Flüchtlingen sind Gebot der Stunde“ weiterlesen
This week I virtually travelled for some hours to Bangalore in India to participate in the inaugurating of the Centenary Women’s Research Center of the United Theological College (UTC) and to dedicate the Trinity Block of the Center. „Better Learning Conditions for Women“ weiterlesen
Seit Samstag bin ich mit Kolleg*innen wieder auf dem jährlichen Pilgerweg. Nach drei Tagesetappen endete unsere Tagestour gestern auf dem Schwanberg. „In der Mitte des Weges“ weiterlesen