Ein Aufruf zu gemeinsamen Handeln – A Call to Act Together

Wir haben zusammen gesungen, gebetet, in verschiedenen liturgischen und spirituellen Traditionen gefeiert. Wir haben Freunde getroffen und neue Kontakte geknüpft. Wir haben diskutiert und auch gestritten. Bereichert und angeregt von der bunten Vielfalt unseres christlichen Glaubens und den herausfordernden Worten der 11. Vollversammlung des Ökumenischen Rates der Kirchen sind die Delegierten, Berater und Gäste nun wieder auf den Weg nach Hause. „Ein Aufruf zu gemeinsamen Handeln – A Call to Act Together“ weiterlesen

A Call to Act Together

We sang together, prayed, celebrated in different liturgical and spiritual traditions. We have met friends and made new contacts. We have discussed and argued. Enriched and stimulated by the colorful diversity of our Christian faith and the challenging words of the 11th Assembly of the World Council of Churches, the delegates, advisors, and guests are now on their way home again. „A Call to Act Together“ weiterlesen

World Council of Churches 11th Assembly opened today in Karlsruhe

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.

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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!