German town welcomes hundreds from different faiths for food, worship and unity


People visit during a communal meal hosted by Religions for Peace on Aug. 21, 2019, in Lindau, Germany. RNS photo by Adelle M. Banks

LINDAU, Germany (RNS) — Over a picnic table, sandwiched in between Catholic and Lutheran churches on cobblestone streets, Christians of this Bavarian town chatted with Buddhists from Indonesia and Thailand.

Angela and Christian Feustel, Lutherans from the town near the borders of Switzerland and Austria, brought figs from their backyard for a “long table” dinner Wednesday (Aug. 21) with delegates from Religions for Peace, a global interreligious group holding its 10th World Assembly in the community.

“I think it’s very, very good,” said Angela Feustel. “And I hope it’s not only words but some effect. But I think one effect is to be together and to eat together.”



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