50 years – 50 voices

“What if?

A visiting professor in China asks some students: The future lies ahead of you, what will it be like? A student answers somewhat irritated: Our future lies behind us, not ahead of us.

Personally, I strongly share this view. What, if some people had decided differently fifty years ago. Some people had not been courageous enough to found KOLPING on other continents. I do not dare to imagine.

For 30 years I had the chance to be part of the think tank, to create, decide, make my contribution. I wish KOLPING INTERNATIONAL many more courageous decisions, so that the future lies behind us time and again.”

Bernhard Burger, Managing Director of Kolping Switzerland from 1989 to 2018 and Managing Director of KOLPING INTERNATIONAL from 2007 to 2017

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