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      The MISEREOR Lenten Campaign 2020

      Give peace

      When I hear news about wars breaking out, about violence, death and destruction, I feel sad, angry and powerless. Why do we human beings not learn from history? What role do religions play, with their potential for both violence and peace? What are the names of the girls and boys, the women and men, the victims of war, who are left behind or forced to flee? What part do we play in wars as individuals, as a society and as the Church? What is our contribution to peace? These are the questions we want to ask during the Lenten Campaign 2020.

      In Syria and Lebanon, MISEREOR is focusing on two countries characterised not only by great ethnic, religious and cultural diversity, but also by numerous conflicts. The conflict in Syria alone, which has gone on for more than eight years, has cost 500,000 people their lives. Since the war began in 2011 more than six million Syrians have been forced to leave their country in search of safety and refuge. Twelve million people in Syria are dependent on humanitarian aid. The living conditions of Syrian refugees in Lebanon and of the Lebanese population are becoming more and more difficult. 

      In a setting of persistent violence and insecurity, MISEREOR's partner organisations the 'Jesuit Refugee Service' and 'Pontifical Mission' help people regain strength to cope with the challenges of everyday life.  Education and psychosocial support are integrated in a way that enables them to lay the foundations for peaceful coexistence. 

      Let us join together during the Lenten Campaign 2020 in developing prospects for people with different backgrounds and identities to live together. Join us in strengthening the engagement of people in Syria, in Lebanon and in Germany for a free, open and just society, so that peace may grow.

       

      Jörg Nottebaum

      Desk Officer, Lenten Campaign


      The MISEREOR Lenten Veil 2021|2022 by Lilian Moreno Sánchez

      Let us take a look at the MISEREOR Lenten Veil created by Lilian Moreno Sánchez: ‚You have set my feet in a broad place – The power of change‘. The artist was born in Chile and has been living in Germany since 1996. The veil is a triptych, in other words, it has three sections. Black lines trace the X-ray image of a foot with multiple fractures. The foot belongs to a person who was seriously injured by the police during a demonstration in Santiago de Chile. Since October 2019, many people have been demonstrating in Santiago‘s Dignity Square against unjust conditions in the country. Thousands of demonstrators were brutally beaten by security forces and jailed. This foot, with its obvious injuries, represents all places where people are broken and downtrodden.

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      Articles on the Fundamentals of the Lenten Campaign

      Fundamentals of the Lenten Campaign 2017

      Fundamentals of the Lenten Campaign 2017

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      'THE WORLD IS FULL OF GOOD IDEAS. LET THEM GROW.'

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      Fundamentals of the Lenten Campaign 2016

      Fundamentals of the Lenten Campaign 2016

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      Our common home – Our responsibility

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      Fundamentals of the Lenten Campaign 2015

      Fundamentals of the Lenten Campaign 2015

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      During the Lenten Campaign 2015 MISEREOR will be inviting people to change course.

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      During the Lenten Campaign 2015 MISEREOR will be inviting people to change course. Climate change, which is partly caused by human beings, requires us to think anew, so that globally just, peaceful and sustainable action can ensue. Causes and impacts of climate change are presented and discussed, taking the lives of poor fishing families along the coast of the Philippines as an example.

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      Fundamentals of the Lenten Campaign 2014

      Fundamentals of the Lenten Campaign 2014

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      How do we wish to live, and how will we live?
      Setting an agenda for a world without

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      How do we wish to live, and how will we live?
      Setting an agenda for a world without hunger

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      Fundamentals of the Lenten Campaign 2013

      Fundamentals of the Lenten Campaign 2013

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      What is hunger?
      According to the Food and Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations

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      What is hunger?
      According to the Food and Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations (FAO), people are said to be suffering from chronic hunger when their food intake regularly provides less than the minimum energy needed for a healthy body and an active life.

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      Educational and other activities during Lent

      Learning and getting actively involved together, collecting ideas and donations. For more information on this in German, click here


      Guests from Syria and Lebanon

      Starting on Ash Wednesday, we will be welcoming MISEREOR partners from Syria and Lebanon.
      Click here for more information (in German) about the individual guests

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