the Syrian orphanage is was missionary one - dia.-conical mechanism in Jerusalem, their roots in the admission of several Waisenkinder at the 11. Are appropriate for November 1860 by Johann Ludwig fast.
of the teachers and Missionar Johann Ludwig fast 1854 came to Jerusalem, around the there brother house of the Pilgermission pc. To base and lead Chrischona again. Since 1855 it began with independent mission activity and arrived within this framework into - at that time Syrian - Lebanon. There it came 1860 to a civil war between glands and Maroniten. Faster it took care of at the 11 with its wife of several Waisenkinder and brought. November 1860 after Jerusalem. With it the structure of an orphanage began. 1861 were created a support committee, the representative of the Evangelist municipality Jerusalems, under it the Arab Reformator, bishop Samuel Gobat (1799-1879).
1860-1896: The development of the house under Johann Ludwig fast
a guiding principle Schnellers read: „Which is more flexibly, which is promise as a child? “ Johann Ludwig fast could work up to its death there and develop a work branched out far. The pursuit of the Armenians since 1894 made his commitment again more urgent, so that his sons continued Theodor and Ludwig after its death the work.
1896-1935: The Syrian orphanage under the line Theodor Schnellers
around 1900 was larger the area of the Syrian orphanage than that the city Jerusalem. - With its employment fast became the Wegbereiter of dia.-conical and missionary activities in the Near East.
1935-1940: In death year Theodor Schnellers Jews began
the Syrian orphanage up to his dissolution to boycott German goods. Thus the orphanage was just as heavily met, as by the German prohibition to transfer foreign exchange abroad. The work had to be occasionally stopped in the branch offices beer Salem and Nazareth and the Jerusalemer mechanism had to be made smaller. Seizing the area by the British administration in May 1940 meant the end of the Syrian house in Jerusalem, which had been led up to then nearly constantly by member of the family of fast. The seminar could continue working still two years in Bethlehem; then it was dissolved by decree. However the home in Nazareth continued to exist to 1948.
1951: The fast schools as follow-on equipments
after the Second World War the mechanism in fast schools was renamed.
1951 shifted the Lutheri world league the mechanism briefly after Bethlehem. The sons Theodor Schnellers, Hermann and Ernst, could however finally continue still the work. Hermann went in the year 1951 with seven children out of the Bethlehemer mechanism first to Amman and finally into the Lebanese Bekaa level. Not far of pay, in Khirbêt Qanafâr (Khirbet kana-far), could do to 24. March 1952 the Johann Ludwig fast school to be opened. It is carried for Evangelical Church OF Beirut by that national.
Ernst Schneller, who transferred 1949 the line of the Evangelist association for the Syrian orphanage to Cologne of his uncle Ludwig fast, belonged to the initiators of the Theodor fast school in the Jordanian Amman at the 11. November 1966. In addition it went from Cologne to Amman. This school is comparable in its conception to the Syrian orphanage; on a far area it unites schools, homes, workshops and agriculture. The working group lies with the bishop of the Episcopal Church in Jordanian ones.
The fast schools were visited 2004 by approximately 700 children and young people. Many of them live in one of the attached boardings school. Christians and Muslims place approximately equal large groups of religions under the pupils.
the Evangelist association for the Syrian orphanage in Jerusalem
Ludwig fast brought the association for the Syrian orphanage with seat in Cologne into being, which begeleitete and promoted the mechanisms. 1994 it became in Evangelist association for the fast schools registered association. renamed. Its task exists further the support of the work begun by fast. It belonged since 1972 to the Evangelist mission work in South West German country - community of Evangelist churches and missions and has its seat in Stuttgart.
- of fast. Magazine over Christian life in the Near East; hrsg. of the Evangelist association for the fast schools registered association. in the Evangelist mission work in South West German country registered association; Stuttgart; ISSN 0947-5435
- Freise, Reinhilde (talk.): The fast schools. Beginnings in Jerusalem, three generations - three tasks, levantinisches panorama; Stuttgart: Evangelist mission work in South West German country, 1993
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