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„Wir brauchen keine weiteren netten Worte – wir brauchen Taten“

Als sechsjähriger Junge begann Abu El Walid Dajani, seinem Vater bei der Leitung des New Imperial Hotels am Jaffator in Jerusalem zu helfen. Die historische Liegenschaft gehört dem Griechisch-Orthodoxen Patriarchat und war bereits vor 1967 als Hotelbetrieb an Dajanis Familie verpachtet. Dajani ist heute 77 Jahre alt und Hotelmanager. Nun droht ihm aber die Zwangsräumung. Das Leben, das seine Familie seit Generationen kennt, läuft aus dem Ruder.

What will we hear?

I believed Christian unity to be an ideal we strive for, perhaps analogous to the saying "if you shoot for the moon, you'll land in the stars." In the times I have seen Christian Unity manifest, often in times of prayer and most often when hands and feet are moving to answer prayer, it has been fleeting, almost illusory. 

Licht im Leben vieler Menschen

Das Ermächtigen von benachteiligten Frauen und ihren Kindern zur Linderung der Armut war das Hauptthema von einer der konfessionellen Sitzungen im Rahmen der Zentralausschusstagung des Ökumenischen Rates der Kirchen (ÖRK) Mitte Juni.

Baptists reflect on how to strengthen their voices and be in closer fellowship for the ecumenical vision

“As Baptists, we are concerned to strengthen our voices closer together and be in closer fellowship for the ecumenical vision. We see our presence in the Baptist World Alliance gathering coming up as a possible forum to do this,” said Rev. Dr Angelique Walker-Smith of the National Baptist Convention USA, Inc. and Bread for the World in Washington, DC, during the Baptist confessional meeting that took place at the recent World Council of Churches (WCC) central committee meeting. 

Manager of New Imperial Hotel in Jerusalem: “We don’t need any more sympathy—we need action”

As a six-year-old boy, Abu El Walid Dajani began helping his father manage the New Imperial Hotel near Jaffa Gate, Jerusalem. The historic property is owned by the Greek Orthodox Patriarchate, and leased before 1967 to the Dajani family to run as a hotel.  Now 77, Dajani has become the manager. But the threat of eviction is derailing a way of life his family has known for generations.

Senior friends of WSCF: revisiting the past, creating a future

In 1895, student leaders from ten North American and European countries met at Vadstena Castle in Sweden to form the World Student Christian Federation (WSCF). Among its founders were John R. Mott (US), Karl Fries (Sweden), Martin Eckhoff (Norway), Luther D. Wishard (US), Johannes Siemsen (Germany), and J. Rutter Williamson (UK). The WSCF was the first international student organization and together with YMCA and YWCA, it is one of the oldest youth movements still in existence.