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Eco-friendly locomotive will be “rolling ambassador” for German Protestant festival

Eco-friendly locomotive will be “rolling ambassador” for German Protestant festival

A special locomotive bearing the motto of the 2019 Kirchentag, Germany’s biggest regular Protestant festival, will travel the length and breadth of the country as a “rolling ambassador” for the event that takes place this year in June in the western German city of Dortmund.

Joint staff meeting WCC-Vatican to strengthen the Interreligious dialogue in the world

Joint staff meeting WCC-Vatican to strengthen the Interreligious dialogue in the world

The annual meeting with the Pontifical Council for Interreligious Dialogue (PCID) and the World Council of Churches was held in Rome from 10-11 January. Staff of both the PCID and the Office of Interreligious Dialogue and Cooperation of the World Council of Churches participated.

Discarding the ‘baggage’ of America’s South, Maxine Ankrah has forged a life in Africa

Discarding the ‘baggage’ of America’s South, Maxine Ankrah has forged a life in Africa

At the swimming pool in Maxine Ankrah’s home town when she was growing up, there was a sign that stated, “Whites Only.” Also, churches there were separated by colour. She did not grow up in apartheid South Africa, but in the “deep South” of the United States of America before the Second World War.