Woven Together – Ties That Bind

After our EKD / UCC consultation in Washington D. C. and signing the common commitment to Church Fellowship (“Kirchengemeinschaft”) I drove with Martha Koenigs Stone – head of the ecumenical commission of the UCC New York Conference (UCCNY) and a UCC representative at the EKD/UCC Forum – and Randy Stone to the annual meeting of the UCCNY Conference in Binghamton. „Woven Together – Ties That Bind“ weiterlesen

Loving Life and seeking Peace

Weltweit feiern wir Christinnen und Christen in diesen Tagen die Auferstehung Jesu Christi von den Toten. Die Botschaft von Karfreitag zu Ostern – vom Tod zur Auferstehung – schenkt uns Zuversicht, die mit unserem Glauben verbunden ist.

All over the world, we Christians are celebrating the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead these days. The message from Good Friday to Easter – from death to resurrection – gives us the confidence that comes with our faith. „Loving Life and seeking Peace“ weiterlesen

Remembering Lutz Drescher

Lutz Drescher passed away this week at the age of 70 after a long and serious illness. I shared many experiences and encounters with him in our relationships with Korea and India. Last summer, I was able to visit him again in Freiburg and share many personal memories. Until the end of his life, he was closely conected with people who were passionate about democracy, peace and reunification on the Korean peninsula. „Remembering Lutz Drescher“ weiterlesen

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