2018 DIASPORA CAMPAIGN:
Every year the Bonifatiuswerk prays for its fellow Christians in the diaspora regions. In 2018 Diaspora Sunday took place on 18th November.
Guests from Germany and abroad came to the opening of the campaign in Osnabrück and provided information about current projects of the Bonifatiuswerk, including the sisters from St. Mary’s Monastery on Tautra/Norway who, contrary to the current trend, have to expand their monastery due to continuing demand. Bishop Philippe Jourdan from Estonia and Bishop Berislav Grgic from Norway also took part in the festival service.
The motto of the current Diaspora Campaign is “Testify to Christ”. The mission of Christianity is to guide people to God and to a successful life and to accompany them along this path. Therefore we need people who live convincingly; Christians who say what they believe, who testify through their lives to Christ in whom they believe. Testify to Christ doesn’t mean to have a mission but to be mission, to be a model of Christ in my behaviour, activity, and speech. Therefore: Show outside, what you believe inside.
According to this motto, on Diaspora Sunday Christians in Germany made donations to projects of the Bonifatiuswerk in East Germany and Northern Europe, because no-one should be alone in their faith.