In 2005, the Ecumenical 1World-Group in Erbstromtal was founded.
We are a church members group, not a NGO. Members of our group come
from several Protestant and Catholic parishes of our region, ie from
Ruhla, Thal, Kittelsthal, Seebach - and even Eisenach and Erfurt,
although these cities are not in the Erbstromtal.
But this shows that we are open to all interested parties who want
to work for peace, justice and integrity of creation and want
Currently about 15 people belong to our group.
We work exclusively volunteer i.e. not a member of our group
receives remuneration for his work.
Our 1World-Group is open to anyone interested, regardless of belief.
We desire of the combatants, however, that they respect the
Christian basis of this circle.
Our aim is to support small projects in our ONE world that are
manageable and do not absorb in the massive structure of large
organizations. Help should remain comprehensible!
The aim of our work is also the financial support of projects that
are committed to the motto "self-help", but also the people of other
countries to get closer to our fellow human beings. It is important
for us to have personal contacts with employees of the respective
project or means to people in Germany, if possible.
Listen to each other, talk to each other, learn from each other - if
we succeed, we will achieve together more peace and justice on our
Since the 1World-Group is a small group in relation to
charities, we are also particularly interested in the cooperation
with other organizations and companies.
Through this collaboration, the commitment can be more effective and
beneficial designed and the risk of duplication of effort and
failure by inadequately planned and coordinated projects can be
reduced. If you are interested in a cooperation with the
1World-Group, please contact us. Thank you!
Where we help
We decided to run alongside the temporary and limited support
for projects worldwide an Education Sponsorship Program in Rwanda
This program proved to be necessary in view of the difficult living
conditions that many children and young people live in even today
after they got directly or indirectly victims of the cruel genocide
in Rwanda in 1994 where, in the course of 100 days 1,000,000 people
In addition to this project, which is led by a German volunteer
retired social worker in collaboration with Rwandans on site, our
group adopts other time-limited projects. Here we are looking for
each contact with caregivers or organizations on the ground, in
order to have the greatest degree of control and current information.
We also support refugees who find accommodation in our city. We work
with various groups and individuals in our town who work as
volunteers in this area.
For further information on the subject and content of our commitment
contact us, please by email: 1World@st-concordia.de
How we can help
We participate with an information booth at various festivals
and events. For example, at community festivals, the nature park
festival of the city Ruhla, in markets, the World Day of Prayer and
church days. Here we provide information on specific projects and
asking for donations.
We also invite community evenings with various speakers with a wide
range of subjects. Travelers can share their experiences, even with
pictures to illustrate their impressions. We also offer a piece of
education and broadening horizons for our visitors. Because we want
to raise awareness that all human beings are living on ONE planet
and that the diversity of the cultures and traditions is a great
opportunity to get to know each other and understand each other
How you can help
We would be pleased if you
You can tell more about our activities and promote it.
download our flyer, print and forward to interested
You will need the Adobe (Acrobat) Reader which should
installed on most computers or an alternative PDF reader.
You can donate. Bank details are available
Bye the CDs with songs from Ethiopia, Ghana and Rwanda. From
the proceeds the work of the 1World-Group for the most
children in our project countries is supported.
Blog presenting the activities
of the Ecumenical 1World-Group
Our information booth
A guest from Rwanda
Two stalwart helpers
During a presentation on
Papua New Guinea
We helped children in Malawi ...
And children from Germany ...
Also a parish in Belarus received
help from us
We helped the psychiatric hospital
in Karlugowo (Bulgaria) in equipping the rooms with curtains
Students from Lithuania
on a visit in Ruhla, April 2013
We support and attend refugees