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Le directeur du New Imperial Hotel à Jérusalem: «Nous n’avons pas besoin de plus de sympathie, mais d’actions»

Le jeune Abu El Walid Dajani, six ans, est venu prêter main-forte à son père dans la gestion du New Imperial Hotel près de la porte de Jaffa, à Jérusalem. La bâtisse historique, propriété du Patriarcat orthodoxe grec, est louée depuis avant 1967 à la famille Dajani pour assurer la gestion de l’hôtel. M. Dajani, aujourd’hui âgé de 77 ans, en est devenu le directeur. Or, la menace d’expulsion bouleverse le mode de vie que la famille a connu depuis des générations.

Éclairer la vie de beaucoup

L’évêque Isaac Mar Philoxenos, membre du Comité central du COE, a partagé un exemple de « l’amour de Dieu en action » lors d’une réunion confessionnelle.

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. 

Lighting the lives of many

Empowering underprivileged women and their children to alleviate poverty was the main topic of one of the confessional meetings held during the World Council of Churches (WCC) central committee meeting in mid-June.