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Sea Sunday 21 06 07

"Our work is not worth anything to you"

"Our work is worth nothing to you" was the theme of the service on 19 March in the German Church Community. Without the seafarer's work our life is not possible - not one car would run, no mobile phone would be in our shops. A few cents more per product and their lives would be better: fairer wages and better social facilities (seamen's clubs or seamen's hotels) ashore. Appreciation could be that simple.

Or they save human lives. As a matter of course! Are in the right place at the right time in the Mediterranean! Share what they have in shelter and food until a safe port is reached. If something like that happened to us, our appreciation would be overflowing.

The Sunday of Seafaring took up these thoughts. A world very close to our own.

This year too, the shantymen "De Rotterdamse Scheepskakkerlakken" accompanied the service with their sea shanty classics and framed the subsequent "church coffee".


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