Christ’s love moves... educational work in the Middle East

Ecumenical Encounter Programme WCC Assembly

Time: 15:00 pm - 16:30 pm

Event location: Schloss Karlsruhe, Schlossbezirk 10, 76137 Karlsruhe

Sharing of experiences from the work of Christian educational institutions in the multi-religious societies of the Middle East. In English.

Christian educational institutions in Lebanon, Jordan and Palestine are committed to peace, reconciliation and social cohesion. In their respective social and interreligious contexts, they train young people to take on responsibility in a world characterized by ever greater challenges. These institutions include the Schneller Schools in Jordan and Lebanon, the Near East School of Theology (NEST) in the Lebanese capital of Beirut, and Evangelical schools in Lebanon, Syria, Palestine and Jordan. All these institutions are part of a colourful network of international partnerships. We want to listen to the experiences of those involved and discuss the impact of this ministry as partners from different backgrounds.

The Evangelical Association for the Schneller Schools (EVS), a member of the Evangelical Mission in Solidarity (EMS), whose 28 members also include Anglican and Reformed churches in the Middle East, is responsible for organizing the event


  • Rev. Najla Kassab, National Evangelical Synod of Syria and Lebanon (NESSL) / President of the World Communion of Reformed Churches (Keynote)
  • Rev. George Haddad, Director of the Johann Ludwig Schneller School in Lebanon (Zoom)
  • Ms. Sally Azar, Evangelical Lutheran Church in Jordan and the Holy Land (ELCJHL), Youth Representative on the Council of the Lutheran World Federation, Vicar in Berlin
  • Ms. Lisa Schnotz, student at the Freiburg University of Appiled Sciences, former volunteer at the Theodor Schneller School in Jordan
  • Board members of the Evangelical Association for the Schneller Schools (EVS)


Host: Rev. Uwe Gräbe, Executive Secretary EVS


The event is part of the Ecumenical Encounter Programme offered in addition to the official programme of the 11th Assembly of the World Council of Churches in downtown Karlsruhe. Registration is not required.


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