ESC-2017-FORUMS

SUNDAY FORUMS SERIES – 24th September thru 3rd December 2017

Weekly Forums at ELCG – after worship, in the Sanctuary – 12:45 to 13:30

Our congregation is full of people doing meaningful work, living out our common calling to be witnesses to God’s justice, peace, and love in an incredible variety of ways. This fall, we have the opportunity to hear from several members, presenting briefly on topics they are currently engaged with.

Access to FORUM recordings:
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24 September
Water for Life: Churches Becoming Blue Communities
Dinesh Suna

1 October
Faith & Sexuality: LGBTI Rights & Jesus
André Du Plessis

8 October
A Burger with Kim Jong-un? Ecumenical Engagement with North Korea for Dialogue and Peaceful Coexistence on the Korean Peninsula
Peter Prove

15 October
Unity in Diversity: Living in the Pluralistic Society of Indonesia
Ester Widiasih

22 October
Living Religious Diversity:
 9 Propositions of the Geneva Interreligious Platform

Simone Sinn

29 October
Where Is God When We Most Need Him?
 My Story During the 1994 Rwandan Genocide Against Tutsis
Julienne Munyaneza

5 November
In God’s Name? Religion, Violence and the Call to Peacemaking
Peniel Rajkumar

(12 November   ELCG Harvest Festival – No forum this week)

19 November
What Do Nuclear Weapons Teach Us About Faith? What Does Faith Teach Us About Nuclear Weapons?
Jonathan Frerichs

3 December
Overcoming Inequities in Our World Today Through Global Solidarity: The Experience of the AIDS Movement and the Global Fund
Christoph Benn


 26 November – postponed until 2018 – to be announced
Walking Her-Stories: North-East Nigerian Women’s Resilience Amidst the Politicization of Religion and Violence – A Feminist Ethical Perspective
Fulata Moyo

ESC-Forum(1)

Weekly Forums at ELCG – after worship, in the Sanctuary – 12:45 to 13:30 Forum(1): 24 September Water for Life: Churches Becoming Blue Communities Dinesh Suna

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ESC-Forum(2)

Weekly Forums at ELCG – after worship, in the Sanctuary – 12:45 to 13:30 1 October Faith & Sexuality: LGBTI Rights & Jesus André Du Plessis   

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ESC-Forum(3)

Weekly Forums at ELCG – after worship, in the Sanctuary – 12:45 to 13:30 8 October A Burger with Kim Jong-un? Ecumenical Engagement with North Korea

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ESC-Forum(4)

Weekly Forums at ELCG – after worship, in the Sanctuary – 12:45 to 13:30 15 October Unity in Diversity:   Living in the Pluralistic Society of Indonesia Ester Widiasih

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ESC-Forum(5)

Weekly Forums at ELCG – after worship, in the Sanctuary – 12:45 to 13:30 22 October Living Religious Diversity:
 9 Propositions of the Geneva Interreligious Platform 
Simone Sinn

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ESC-Forum(6)

Weekly Forums at ELCG – after worship, in the Sanctuary – 12:45 to 13:30 29 October Where Is God When We Most Need Him?
 My Story During the 1994 Rwandan Genocide Against Tutsis Julienne Munyaneza Publisher website:

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ESC-Forum(7)

Weekly Forums at ELCG – after worship, in the Sanctuary – 12:45 to 13:30 5 November In God’s Name? Religion, Violence and the Call to Peacemaking Peniel Rajkumar

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ESC-Forum(8)

Weekly Forums at ELCG – after worship, in the Sanctuary – 12:45 to 13:30 19 November What Do Nuclear Weapons Teach Us About Faith? What Does Faith Teach Us About Nuclear Weapons? Jonathan Frerichs

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ESC-Forum(10)

Weekly Forums at ELCG – after worship, in the Sanctuary – 12:45 to 13:30 3 December Overcoming Inequities in Our World Today Through Global Solidarity: The Experience of the AIDS Movement and the Global Fund Christoph Benn

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ESC-Forum(9-postponed)

Weekly Forums at ELCG – after worship, in the Sanctuary – 12:45 to 13:30 26 November  (This Forum is postponed until 2018) Walking Her-Stories: North-East Nigerian Women’s Resilience Amidst the Politicization of Religion and Violence – A Feminist Ethical Perspective Fulata Moyo

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Our Church Building

At the December 2017 Assembly of the ESC (English-speaking congregation), Friedrich Lohmann presented a short overview of potential building renovations.  Three levels of investment are under consideration by the Church Council (renovation feasibility group, RFG).

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