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

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

Peaceful Christmas and a Blessed New Year 2023

Dear Friends, Sisters and Brothers in our worldwide fellowship,

This year, after 11 months of Russia’s war in Ukraine and in view of the many victims in the world’s violent conflicts, the longing for peace is especially connected with Christmas. Wars, violence, oppression and poverty are driving people around the world to flee their homes. They often have the same experience as the Holy Family on the night of Jesus‘ birth:

There was no place for them in the guest room! „Peaceful Christmas and a Blessed New Year 2023“ weiterlesen

Ein Aufruf zu gemeinsamen Handeln – A Call to Act Together

Wir haben zusammen gesungen, gebetet, in verschiedenen liturgischen und spirituellen Traditionen gefeiert. Wir haben Freunde getroffen und neue Kontakte geknüpft. Wir haben diskutiert und auch gestritten. Bereichert und angeregt von der bunten Vielfalt unseres christlichen Glaubens und den herausfordernden Worten der 11. Vollversammlung des Ökumenischen Rates der Kirchen sind die Delegierten, Berater und Gäste nun wieder auf den Weg nach Hause. „Ein Aufruf zu gemeinsamen Handeln – A Call to Act Together“ weiterlesen

A Call to Act Together

We sang together, prayed, celebrated in different liturgical and spiritual traditions. We have met friends and made new contacts. We have discussed and argued. Enriched and stimulated by the colorful diversity of our Christian faith and the challenging words of the 11th Assembly of the World Council of Churches, the delegates, advisors, and guests are now on their way home again. „A Call to Act Together“ weiterlesen