Berlin Fellowship

East German Perspectives and Missional Encounter 1961-1989

By Jane Holslag

Between 1961 and 1989 in East Germany, the Cold War border was crossed through the "Berlin Fellowship," an ecumenical visitation program. Under the watchful eye of East Germany's security police, the Stasi, East German Christians welcomed guests from the US into their congregations and homes for an hour, an evening, or a weekend of discussion, shared meals, and worship. The voice of 'the other' through Eastern recollections and perspectives on this unique form of koinonia reveal how fellowship can be missional and transformative. This book examines the intercultural history of the Berlin Fellowship during the Cold War. (Series: ContactZone. Explorations in Intercultural Theology - Vol. 14)

288 pages

Publication Date: 7/31/2013
Format: Paper
ISBN: 9783643903877