Sunday, 30 November 2008

Celebrating 50 years of Bread for the World with the 'Drummers of Burundi'

The German development agency Brot für die Welt (Bread for the World) has celebrated 50 years in Berlin. The first advent collection called Bread for the World was initially seen as a one off for a famine in India- but it raised 14.5 millions Marks in West Germany and 4 million Marks in East Germany. At an event in Berlin which ended with drumming from the Drummers of Burundi, the general secretary of the All Africa Conference of Churches, Mvume Dandala, spoke for the 'worldwide ecumenical fellowship' and urged agencies in the North to support the peoples of the South in their struggle for justice.