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      MISEREOR Lenten Campaign 2021

      Make a change. Make a difference!

      Among other things, the Covid-19 pandemic has shown what is possible when people assume responsibility for each other. Let's make the most of these experiences: "Make a change. Make a difference! "

      What will the world look like tomorrow? And what can we change if we look at each other and the world through different eyes? The Covid-19 pandemic has raised many questions, brought us face to face with our own vulnerability, and shattered certainties. It has cost a terrifying number of lives and shown humanity its limitations. But it has also shown what is possible when people assume responsibility for each other: attention to and support for the weakest in society, mutual encouragement, a willingness to do without things and to bear restrictions for the sake of the common good. Let's make the most of these experiences: Make a change. Make a difference!

      Another world is possible and it is in our hands to bring this world to life. With our Lenten Campaign 2021, MISEREOR invites you to consider and reflect on the following questions: what matters really in a life that places the good of all and common goods that have been gifted to humanity above the exploitation of people and nature? Can we square a lifestyle that is based on mass consumption and material wealth with our consciences? These questions are not intended to overwhelm, but to encourage us to make real changes that truly make a difference. The time has come to strive together for a world where all people can live in justice and where Creation is preserved for our own and future generations alike.

      In Bolivia, our partner country for the 2021 campaign, MISEREOR partner organisations CEJIS (Centro de Estudios Juridicos e Investigacion Social) and Social Pastoral Caritas Reyes (PSC Reyes) are looking for pathways to change: not only to ensure concrete improvements at local level, but also to get involved in the manifold and diverse efforts to create a global society focused on social and environmental justice. 

      Together with you and our partner organisations, MISEREOR would like to use the Lenten Campaign 2021 to stay focused on the good of all, thereby assuming responsibility together.

      Tanja Rohrer, Lenten Campaign team


      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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      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 Bolivia

      In view of recent developments relating to the Covid-19 pandemic and in the spirit of acting responsibly for the good of all, we have decided not to invite any representatives of our partner organisations to Germany for the Lenten Campaign 2021. We are very sad that we will not be able to welcome any guests from Bolivia to Germany next year.

      Alternative plans, e.g. involving our project partners digitally, are currently under consideration. We will keep you informed of our progress!


      Articles on the Fundamentals of the Lenten Campaign

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      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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      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?
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      How do we wish to live, and how will we live?
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      Fundamentals of the Lenten Campaign 2013

      Fundamentals of the Lenten Campaign 2013

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      What is hunger?
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