Church & Co.

We Face Challenges! United We Stand!

During the third Lausanne Congress in Cape Town 2010, the Swiss delegation had formulated a mandate in their final report to "promote reconciliation and unity with migrants in Switzerland. We do not consider foreigners as intruders, but seek fellowship and help them to integrate. In particular, we fellowship with our foreign brothers and sisters in faith." The leadership of SEA.RES was moved to focus on strengthening the work of AGiK. Strengthening Partnerships Last year, AGiK ...

 

Meetings for Turkish Speakers

On the hottest day of this year, there was an unusual meeting in Winterthur.  Once again, after several years, a seminar for Turkish-speakers from all over Switzerland was held on June 30, and the temperatures were just like back home. Turks, Kurds, Arameans, Iranians and Swiss attended the event. For many, it was the first time that they were able to attend a larger Christian event. They realized that they are not alone with their belief in Jesus. Aside from lots of of fellowship, food and ...

 

AGiK Forum – a Foretaste of Heaven

The AGiK Forum is a special event. It's where Swiss and foreigners, pastors and intercultural workers meet and get new impulses, can exchange ideas and experiences as well as meet people from different cultures.

 

Jesus Was Already a Migrant

The Intercultural Working Group (AGiK) of the Swiss Evangelical Alliance (SEA) carried out a conference on intercultural cooperation on April 30, 2011 in Hägendorf. Zürich, May 2, 2011 (df) – Behavior always depends on culture. This knowledge helps design intercultural relationships. A total of 180 participants discussed cooperation of people from different cultures in lectures and workshops at this AgiK. Misunderstandings can occur...

 

Why People Misunderstand Each Other

Why do people from different cultures misunderstand each other so badly? What is the reason for the misunderstandings and aggression? Cultural researcher Professor Lothar Käser provided plausible answers at the Agik Forum. The expert on intercultural relations named an example at the Agik Forum on the topic of “Cooperation – No problem?!” on Saturday, 30 April 2011 in Hägendorf: When the padres were still baptizing dying people in New Caledonia so that they...

 

A Church Changes Its Thinking

Even Christians are sometimes prejudiced against people from other cultures. Two churches in Burgdorf and Hindelbank have been prompted by this fact to transmit the biblical view on this topic in a 10-part sermon series. The result is a new attitude toward migrants in the towns. Matthias Wenk, pastor of the free church BewegungPlus in Burgdorf and Hindelbank spoke about the project and its effects at the Agik Forum on April 30, 2011 in Hägendorf. The ...

 

EQUIP

One million leaders (... and more)  In Switzerland we can also offer this approved material to leaders and church leaders who speak a foreign language. We have just started the training in Tamil, English, Spanish and French with friends from Africa. So far, the EQUIP-Material is translated to 48 languages. Coordination for foreign languages: Im Dienst der Nationen E-Mail EQUIP Schweiz   The idea and vision of the Million Leaders Mandate The vision of Equip is to educate non-denominational ...