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04.05.2022

"Migration and multicultural society“

from left: Msafiri Mbilu, Frauke Bürgers, Alex Malasusa, Leepo Modise, Erika Tomassone, Tuhoni Telaumbanua, Simpon Lion, Annette Salomo, Almut van Niekerk, Krismas Barus, Albrecht Philipps, Jered Kalimba, Andar Parlindungan; © Photo: UEM


"Migration and multicultural society" - this is the topic of this year's leadership training of the UEM. Eleven church leaders from Africa, Asia and Germany will take part in the training from May 2 to 12, 2022 in Torre Pellice and Rome, Italy.

The host church is the Waldensian Church, a partner church of the UEM in Germany. The Waldensian Church is a Protestant community in Italy with 19,000 members. The church's commitment is great and is characterized by a strong sense of social responsibility. For example, the Waldensian Church provides aid for refugees in Sicily and Lampedusa.
The participants of the training will be received by the board of the Waldensian Church and will visit Waldensian cultural centers, museums, historical sites, the ecumenical center Agape and the project "Mediterranean Hope". They will also have a conversation with the Pontifical Council for Promoting Christian Unity of the Roman Catholic Church in the Vatican, visit the Federation of the Evangelical Church in Italy and hear a lecture on global migration movements at the Waldensian Faculty of Theology.

"The Gospel of Jesus Christ is all-inclusive, without boundaries of ethnicity, nationality or gender," explains the Rev. Erika Tomassone, vice president of the Waldensian Church. And Dr. Andar Parlindungan, UEM board member, adds, "No church can stand alone and be isolated from others. This United Evangelical Mission leadership training aims to promote learning together among church leaders worldwide and to raise awareness of how to be the true church in the multicultural global society."

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