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29.07.2021

Rhenish Church Hong Kong donates 10,000 euros for flooding victims in Germany

The Chinese Rhenish Church in Hong Kong. (Photo: Caroline Shedafa/UEM)

The Hong Kong Synod of the Chinese Rhenish Church donates 10,000 euros for the victims of the recent storm disaster in Germany. Thus, the member churches from Africa and Asia of the United Evangelical Mission (UEM) now support the diaconal emergency aid of the Evangelical Church in the Rhineland (EKiR) and Evangelical Church of Westphalia (EKvW) with a total of more than 40,000.- Euro.

Previously, donations of more than 20,000 euros were received from UEM member churches in Africa and 7,000 euros from member churches and individuals in Indonesia.

The Chinese Rhenish Church in Hong Kong goes back to the activities of missionaries of the former "Rhenish Mission Society" in the 19th century, whose legal successor is today's United Evangelical Mission. Both churches are now members of the UEM communion of churches, so close ties continue between the Chinese Rhenish Church in Hong Kong and the Evangelical Church in the Rhineland.

"We are overwhelmed by the sympathy of our sisters and brothers in Hong Kong and are very pleased that they are supporting the people here in Germany, who are currently experiencing so much suffering as a result of the floods, with their prayers and donations," explains Rev. Dr. Dyah Krismawati, head of the UEM's Asia Department.

In addition, the UEM published messages of solidarity from Africa and Asia to the victims of the recent storm disaster in Germany.

Martina Pauly (Press Spokesperson)

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