26.08.2015: 48th Peace Walk

“Peace needs courage“: At the beginning of August 2015, 275 Kolping members participated in the 48th International Kolping Peace Walk which took place at Vierzehnheiligen near Bamberg.

The Kolping Family Bamberg had organized this year’s peace walk on the occasion of its 160th anniversary. The ramblers were from Lithuania, Romania, Czech Republic, Luxemburg, Switzerland, Austria, South Tyrol and Germany. During the inaugural service, the main celebrant and Archbishop of Bamberg, Dr. Ludwig Schick, picked up the motto “Peace needs courage“ and said: ”Peace emerges from moving towards one another, reaching out each other’s hands, and from moving together on the path towards a common future”.

„We think globally, and shall not refrain from acting globally and in a humane way as Christians, as Kolping brothers and sisters“, said General Praeses Msg. Ottmar Dillenburg at the closing rally.   

The next Peace Walk will take place from 4th to 7th August, 2016 in Prague / Czech Republic.

In front of the abbey Banz / Fotos: Angelika Nehr

On their way to the Staffelberg

The volunteers from the Kolping Family Bamberg

Handing over the banner to Kolping in Prague: There will take place the next Peace Walk in 2016.