“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
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
Vertreterinnen und Vertreter Internationaler Gemeinden haben die Herbstsynode der Evangelischen Kirche in Hessen und Nassau (EKHN) mit einem ökumenischen Gottesdienst eröffnet.
Representatives of international congregations opened the fall synod of the Protestant Church in Hesse and Nassau (EKHN) with an ecumenical service.
„EKHN – Verbunden mit der Welt | connected to the world“ weiterlesen
In einem gerade veröffentlichten unterhaltsamen Kurzfilm stellt sich das Zentrum Oekumene der Evangelischen Kirchen in Hessen und Nassau und von Kurhessen-Waldeck vor. Viele Spaß beim reinschauen! Eine englische Fassung ist in Vorbereitung.
The first plenary session of the General Assembly celebrated today the purpose of God’s love in Christ for the whole creation, reconciling all things on earth and in heaven through the blood of the cross (Col. 1:19f. Eph. 1:10). „God’s Love in Christ for the Whole Creation – Reconciliation and Unity“ weiterlesen
In the todays opening of the World Council of Churches 11th Assembly in Karlsruhe Dr. Agnes Abuom and Rev. Prof. Dr. Ioan Sauca set in their reports the agenda of the following days. Frank-Walter Steinmeier, Federal President of Germany, found clear words regarding the role of the Russian Orthodox Church in the war of Russia against the Ukraine.
„World Council of Churches 11th Assembly opened today in Karlsruhe“ weiterlesen
In our last two days in the Minahasa we had some experiences in local congregations. „Goodbye to the Minahasa“ weiterlesen
Die Lage zwischen Russland und der Ukraine, zwischen Ost und West spitzt sich weiter zu.
Sabine Müller-Langsdorf, unsere Referentin für Friedensarbeit im Zentrum Oekumene, hat Sorgen und Nöte der Menschen in der Konfliktregion, unser aller Ängste vor einem Krieg und die Bitte um Frieden in einem Gebet zum Ausdruck gebracht: „„Wann beginnt Krieg, Gott?““ weiterlesen
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!
Today the world wide partner churches of the Protestant Churches in Hesse and Nassau and of Kurhessen-Waldeck will meet at 1 pm (German Time) for an International Service „Meet and Pray“ on the occasion of 4th of Advent. You can follow it life on YouTube