Dear friends of ELM,

Why do we still celebrate Christmas?

Can or should we celebrate the birth of Christ in the face of so much suffering in the world?
Yes, say Michael Thiel and myself. I agree with my predecessor as Director of the ELM that this is precisely why we must celebrate Christmas. Because this festival reminds us that God has a different plan for his world. We celebrate Christmas so that we do not forget the message of divine peace and make God a reality in our world again and again.

On behalf of ELM staff, I wish you a blessed Christmas, a happy New Year 2024 and God's peace to us all.

Uhuru duniani (Kiswahili) - peace on earth.

Dr. Emmanuel Kileo