Schrei nach Frieden | Cry for Peace

21 Tage nach dem Einmarsch russischer Truppen in die Ukraine –  fürchterliche Bilder der Zerstörung und des Todes – Menschen auf der Flucht – nur kleine Hoffnungszeichen für Frieden. Große Hilfsbereitschaft in den Nachbarländern und auch bei uns im Rhein-Main-Gebiet. Gestern haben wir gemeinsam mit Menschen aus Partnerkirchen ein Internationales Friedensgebet gefeiert.

21 days after Russian troops invaded Ukraine – terrible images of destruction and death – people fleeing – only small signs of hope for peace. Great willingness to help in neighbouring countries and also here in the Rhine-Main area. Yesterday we celebrated an International Prayer for Peace together with people from partner churches. „Schrei nach Frieden | Cry for Peace“ weiterlesen

Mourning for Desmond Tutu

 

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!

Brot für die Welt verabschiedet Cornelia Füllkrug-Weitzel

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.

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Celebrating Easter in year 2 of the pandemic

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!

Blessed Easter