Today on 17th of December the former Bishop of the Diocese of Amritsar Most Revd. Dr. Anand Chandu Lal passed away in the age of 88 years. „Mourning the loss of a long-time companion – The Most Revd. Dr. Anand Chandu Lal“ weiterlesen
We concluded our two days international seminar Church – State – Economy held in Manado with our Asian Partners of EKHN from India, Korea and Indonesia. „Consultation on Church – State – Economy“ 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
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.
For the first time we met in a Video conference with the Asian Partners of EKHN. More than 30 people participated in the meeting: from Seoul over Tomohon, Pematang Siantar, Amritsar, Vijayawada, Hyderabad, Bangalore, Melukavumattom to different places in EKHN. We shared the present situation in our different contexts and prayed together …
On my last day in India – nearly two weeks back now – I could visit the United Theological College (UTC) in Bangalore meeting the Principal Vasantha Rao and being part of the ceremony “Turning the Sod” for the new women’s research center. This new project is very much supported by the Baden Church (EKiBa), the Association of Mission Societies Hamburg (EMW) and my own Church.
Under this theme the 36th Session of the Synod of the Church of South India was opened yesterday. It began with an Worship Service with an inspiring liturgy and I was asked to give a Bible study on the theme “Towards a Koinonia of Love & Equality. „Towards a Koinonia of Love and Equality“ weiterlesen
Since the communal riots in the Old City of Hyderabad 1990 and 1992 with hundreds of killed men and women Henry Martyn Institute is working for peace and reconciliation between people of different faiths and cultures. Always when I’m coming to the Institute and have the chance to visit their projects I’m deeply touched by the commitment of the Hindu and Muslim ladies working together in the Amman Shanti Community Centers. „Peace between the religious communities“ weiterlesen
On my way to the Henry Martyn Institute in Hyderabad and the Synod of the Church of South India in Trichi a short stopover in Mumbai. Some impressions … „Stopover in Mumbai“ weiterlesen
Heute Morgen habe ich mit der Gemeinde in Bhindi Saidan Gottesdienst gefeiert. Es ist ein kleines Dorf kurz vor der pakistanischen Grenze und liegt etwa 38 km nordwestlich von Amritsar. „Schwerter zu Pflugscharen“ weiterlesen