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

God is coming into this fragile world!

This year everything is so different as we approach Christmas and the New Year. At Christmas we celebrate that God became man and came into this fragile world. At the same time, it brings with it the hope that destruction, violence, fear and suffering will not have the last word if we give space to God’s love and peace. How important this hope is, I have felt just in this year in which so much was different than planned. I take this hope and longing with me into the new year and wish you a blessed Christmas and a good start into the new year.

Blessed Pentecost

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

Still praying together – today KISUAHELI

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

Still praying together – today KIRGHIZ

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 Kirghiz speaking sisters and brothers!

More languages are available under the following link: TOGETHER

Still praying together – today KINYARWANDA

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 Kinyarwanda speaking sisters and brothers!

More languages are available under the following link: TOGETHER

Still praying together – today KANADA

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 Kanada speaking sisters and brothers!

More languages are available under the following link: TOGETHER