God, AIDS, Africa & HOPE

Reflections / Gedanken

30.10.2009 Last dramas before a gala

For the HOPE Dresden Gala, the organisers have donated an award, the so-called HOPE Award. The first award winner is Waris Dirie, former model and UN ambassador fighting against female circumcision. Her book and movie “Desert rose” has touched the lives of many people. She is a symbol for the beauty and the suffering of Africa in many ways reading her lifestory. XXX XXX XXX So I will do the “laudatio”.. and Waris Dirie is fine with it.Al Martino was due to sing – he died a fortnight ago – that is life pure and one cannot do anything to prevent it. But also here we are grateful that somebody else just agreed to come, no fees asked and herself being a world star. Great!!
So many big and small things are to be considered and prepared before such a big event – and I am grateful and humbled to see how people sacrifice their free time and energy to achieve a great event for the sake of their brothers and sisters in Africa. On http://www.hopegala.de, one can see the programme and also pics from the last three years. Have a look. And I salute all organisers, sponsors and the Dresdener for hosting such a great event. Viva Dresden!!

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HIV, Development and HOPE – thoughts of a Catholic priest

Being a Roman - Catholic priest and working in the fields of HIV and social development in Africa has its challenges. You will find stories and reflections about my work, about the church, South Africa and Africa, about politics and whatever triggers my interest. You are most welcome to leave a comment or to get in touch with me. Blogging means to initiate thoughts and discussions and for the writer to formulate what is loosely running around in the heart and mind in need of being sorted and spoken out.

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