Lebendige Briefe: Internationale ökumenische Delegation besucht Kenia, 30. Januar bis 3. Februar 2008

Eine internationale Delegation des Ökumenischen Rates der Kirchen (ÖRK) reiste vom 30. Januar bis 3. Februar nach Kenia, um den Kirchen, die sich inmitten der eskalierenden Gewalt in ihrem Land aktiv für Frieden einsetzen, ihre Solidarität zu bekunden und sie seelsorgerlich zu unterstützen.  

Die Kirchen in Kenia setzen der Welle der Gewalt, die im Anschluss an die Präsidentschaftswahlen zwischen den ethnischen Gruppen ausgebrochen ist und seit Beginn des Jahres bereits 700 Menschen das Leben gekostet und weitere 250 000 Menschen in die Flucht getrieben hat, ihre Friedens- und Versöhnungsarbeit entgegen.  

Der Besuch diente dem Ziel, den kenianischen Kirchen in einer schwierigen Zeit die Solidarität der weltweiten Kirche zu bekunden. Das Besuchsteam machte sich auch ein Bild davon, wie die internationale Kirchengemeinschaft die Anstrengungen der kenianischen Kirchen für Frieden und Versöhnung am besten unterstützen kann. Gastgeber der Delegation war der Nationale Kirchenrat in Kenia.

01.01.1970

Report of the Living Letters to Kenya

Download the report of the WCC Living Letters Team Visit to Kenya (pdf), 13 January 2010

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Reflections by Rev. Elenora Giddings Ivory

Geneva  Switzerland

"A nation that is divided against itself can not win. We need one another. The Apostle Paul has said we need one another. Each has its own purpose. Each people have its own strength and weaknesses."

 

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Der Kenia-Besuch der Lebendigen Briefe in den Medien:

Below is a small selection of articles found in the media, they do not necessarily reflect the official policy of the World Council of Churches.

The team said the situation needed more than talking and prayers for the country, but prayers, especially for those in camps more than ever before, needed to be offered continuously. To signify the need for peace in the country, the team handed over a candle of peace to the Vice President a sign of peace to the country.

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Religion & Ethics has published a feature story on Kenya, accompanied by a short video from the World Council of Churches' Living Letters solidarity visit to Kenya.

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Die christlichen Kirchen in Kenia bemühen sich nach Angaben des Ökumenischen Rates der Kirchen (ÖRK) in Genf "mit aller Kraft ihren Teil dazu beizutragen, dass das Land nicht in einen Genozid abgleitet". Sie strebten eine langfristige Heilung an und seien dabei auf die fortdauernde Unterstützung internationaler ökumenischer Partner angewiesen

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As mediation to solve the disputed Kenyan presidential election enters a critical phase, top-level figures from the two parties have met an international ecumenical delegation, which asked them to move on from the electoral dispute and seek a compromise solution.

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Nairobi (ENI). Some Christian leaders in Kenya have commented on what they say is the inability of the country's churches to speak with one voice about the violence that has followed disputed presidential election results, and which has led to the deaths of around 1000 people. "I want to express my concern; we don't seem to be speaking in one voice at this critical time," Anglican Bishop Gideon Ireri of Mbeere in eastern Kenya told Ecumenical News International on 5 February.

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As mediation to solve the disputed Kenyan presidential election enters a critical phase, top-level figures from the two parties have met an international Christian delegation, which asked them to move on from the electoral dispute and seek a compromise solution.

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Dimanche, 3 février, de 20h00 à 21h00: Claire Lesegretain, chef adjointe du Service Religion au journal La Croix nous brosse un tableau de la situation à Nairobi et des attitudes adoptées par les Eglises autour de ces tensions. Elle a pu participer à la délégation du Conseil Oecuménique des Eglises au Kenya du 30 janvier au 3 février 2008.

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GENF/ROM, 29. Januar 2008 (ZENIT.org).- Eine internationale Delegation des Ökumenischen Rates der Kirchen (ÖRK) wird vom 30. Januar bis 3. Februar nach Kenia reisen, um den Kirchen, die sich inmitten der eskalierenden Gewalt in ihrem Land aktiv für Frieden einsetzen, ihre Solidarität zu bekunden und sie seelsorgerlich zu unterstützen.

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