- Event Day 50 Years MEOS - 10 Years for CM

Event Day 50 Years MEOS - 10 Years for CM

This year, on December 3, MEOS will celebrate its 50th anniversary. Since you are only 50 once, we would like to celebrate throughout the entire year. We have already had two anniversary services and are looking forward to two other events ahead in autumn. But the main celebration will take place on Saturday, 26 October 2013. The big "Birthday Party" will take place at the community centre of the Free Christians (Freie Christengemeinde) in Aarau. We have double reason to celebrate: Our new branch, CM (Christians meet Muslims) will be celebrating its 10th anniversary.

This day should be more of a day of exchange rather than a party. The community centre will be transformed into a marketplace of different cultures. At the different stands, you will meet people from various cultural backgrounds. Have a chat, and you may find out what brought them to Switzerland or how they are doing in our country. In many cultures, people exchange views and news over a meal. Experience an exotic touch with specialties from Asia, Africa or Latin America.

Find out all about MEOS history, too. All of our experiences from the last 50 years have made us what we are today. Meet former MEOS members at our stand or look through documents from different decades which show the changes in society and church life.   

Partner organizations or migrant churches also have the opportunity to present their work. We would like to show that we can't do all of the work among foreign speakers on our own and that we are affiliated with these ministries.

Short presentations throughout the day will enhance the activities at the "Marketplace".

Please stop by on this day. We are offering a programme from 09.00 - 21.00. Admission is free and you can stay as long as you like. Do mark this day in your diary. Dare to have unusual encounters - you are warmly invited to do so.

The origins of MEOS lie in Swiss policy regarding foreign workers from the 1960's. At that time, our organisation was dealing with the seasonal workers from Italy. In the meantime, the challenges in the area of  immigration have changed significantly. We now deal with people from many different cultures and with many different languages. We work in completely different areas, such as asylum issues or offering foreign-language literature in over 100 languages. Since the beginning of 2013, CM (Christians meet Muslims) has become a branch of MEOS. 


Saturday, 26 October 2013, 09.00 - 21.00

Gemeindezentrum der Freien Christengemeinde

Delfterstrasse 14, 5000 Aarau

PS: Run for a good cause: We will also be carrying out a charity Sponsors' Race. Would you like to run or know someone who does?

More information and registration form you can download (German only)

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