Living in the West, Connected to the East - Russian-Germans Caught Between Two Cultures?!
- East meets West – West meets East, NEWS, Ukraine Crisis
- March 23, 2022
In September 2021, the decision was made to focus our EEA communications work in the first half of 2022 on the theme “East meets West – West meets East”. The aim was to create a platform for dialogue with our newsletters, particularly between Western and Eastern Europe, where we could hear one another, learn from each other and celebrate that together we are the Body of Christ in Europe.READ MORE
When my parents and I came to Germany in 1976, I had no idea how much coming from Russia would shape my life and my identity. In Russia, we were called fascists and Germans. Here in Germany, I heard in the schoolyard: “Those are the Russians!”. The few Russian-German children in elementary school stood out because of their language, clothing, and behavior. We spoke German with an accent and made many mistakes.READ MORE
Over the first six months of 2022, the overarching communication theme of the European Evangelical Alliance will be “East meets West – West meets East”. Europe is a diverse continent with many cultural backgrounds and perspectives. In the coming months and beyond, we would like to create a platform for dialogue with our newsletters, specifically between Western and Eastern Europe.READ MORE
The Alliance Week of Prayer already took place in the Czech Republic in the interwar period and even survived the communist regime. This prayer initiative was one of the few occasions when Christians of different denominations would meet and start the New Year together in prayer.READ MORE
Conflicts between West and East are manifold. They are not always well-founded. And it is not unusual that semantic problems lie at the root. Although the same terms are used, they are usually filled with sometimes contradictory content. One such term is freedom, for many philosophers of our time the central concept for human coexistence today.READ MORE