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.


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 Christian Post. An international ecumenical delegation will visit Kenya beginning Wednesday to show solidarity with its struggling churches working for peace amid the country's post-electoral violence.


Geneva (ENI). The World Council of Churches is sending a fact-finding and support team to Kenya, which has been hit by a wave of violence that has resulted in the deaths of more than 800 people following disputed presidential election results.


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