„Be the Church“

Today the 34th General Synod of the United Church of Christ (UCC) comes to an end. A delegation from the Protestant Church in Hesse and Nassau (EKHN) led by Church President Dr. Volker Jung was invited to attend together with delegates from the New York Conference of the UCC – partner church of EKHN. „„Be the Church““ weiterlesen

Remembering PIKPA

Together with our partners from LESVOS Solidarity we visited the place of the former Camp PIKPA which was an independent, open refugee camp in Mytilini. It was a community-based space, built on the principles of solidarity, empowerment and active participation. It was closed by the local government in October 2020. The residents of the camp were moved by police forces to the municipal camp of Kara Tepe. „Remembering PIKPA“ 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