Pastor Christian Ceconi was a guest at Radio Berlin Brandenburg (rbb) last summer 2016. As part of the broadcast series “Around the world in 80 days”, he spoke about the efforts made towards reconciliation with the First Nations here in Canada.
Now the whole broadcast series is available in book format, for all who would like to go on a journey of discovery. Barbara Manterfeld-Wormit (Radiopastor), who took part in the series and will now publish it, sketches in broad strokes this voyage around the world:
“What is Brahms doing in New Delhi? What has the Roman Caffè sospéso in common with Christian charity? Why do children in Germany groan about school, while little Eleni from Adis Abeba thinks it is heaven on earth? An ecumenical trip to the former refugee camp Idomeni and into the endless expanse of Canada. To Jerusalem, a place of worship between violence and hope. In an abandoned village near Fukushima and the American center of power, where Martin Luther King is suddenly white.
Those are outings into a world that is different than expected. Stories of hope show the connections between us: Because God also lives in Bali and the Christ of Rio belongs to everyone.”
The book, in German language, will be available at the end of March 2017 at a cost of Euro 14,95.
Barbara Manterfeld-Wormit (Hg.), In 80 Tagen um die Welt. Eine spirituelle Reise zu den Hotspots der Einen Welt, 112 Seiten, Wichern-Verlag, 2017, 978-3-88981-425-8 (ISBN)
Pastor Ceconi also did an interview on Salt and Light TV (a Catholic Web TV) together with Father Damian, the Ecumenical officer of the Archdiocese of Toronto. The interview will be aired on Feb 27, 2017.