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How can we now talk about the kingdom of God?

A commentary by Tamás Fabiny
01. 03. 2024. 14:20
The following  commentary by Presiding Bishop Dr. Tamás Fabiny reflects on the recent political and social events in Hungary from a theological point of view. The FAZ (Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung) article serves as background information.
10. 06. 2023. 15:44

Remembering the Armenians fleeing Nagorno-Karabakh

The worship service on 1 October in the Lutheran church of Budakeszi was dedicated to the Armenians fleeing Nagorno-Karabakh. Tamás Fabiny, Presiding Bishop of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Hungary, used to occasion to draw attention to the fate of Christians persecuted because of their faith.
11. 18. 2022. 17:42

Mutual respect, honest dialogue

An interview with Panti Filibus Musa, Archbishop of the Lutheran Church of Christ in Nigeria and President of the Lutheran World Federation
Archbishop Panti Filibus Musa is advocating for hope and respect for human beings created in the image of God. He is the head of the Lutheran Church of Christ in Nigeria, a church with more than two million members in a country of 208 million inhabitants. Simultaneously, as the president of the Lutheran World Federation, he is making sure that the focus of the communion is kept on the commonly ...
04. 28. 2022. 16:53

Hungary: Sharing stories of credible witness in turbulent times

“Bringing the global communion to Central and Eastern Europe is a strong encouragement for Lutherans living here,” says Kinga Marjatta Pap. She chairs the International Worship Planning Committee (IWPC) for the Thirteenth Assembly of The Lutheran World Federation (LWF), scheduled to take place in Krakow, Poland, in 2023. In her church, The Evangelical Lutheran Church in Hungary (ELCH), Pap...
01. 04. 2022. 14:49

Increasing numbers of refugees cross into Hungary

THE UNHCR, in its latest situation report, says that 359,197 refugees fleeing Ukraine have crossed Hungary’s eastern border: about ten per cent of those displaced internationally since Russia invaded on 24 February. The figure, however, exceeds 500,000 when “secondary” entrants from Romania and Moldova are included.
01. 04. 2022. 14:19

“One minute we’re in school, the next we’re running for our lives”

In Budapest, the Theological Institute of The Evangelical Lutheran Church in Hungary (ELCH) now provides accommodation for twenty-year-old medical student Emmanuel and others who have fled from the fighting in neighboring Ukraine. The Nigerian national, who had studied in Ukraine since 2018, is among a group of refugees receiving support from the church in Hungary.
03. 31. 2022. 9:04

CPCE Statement on the War on Ukraine

The Council of the Communion of Protestant Churches in Europe held its meeting in Strasbourg between 16 and 18 March, 2022. In addition to a number of topics, they also discussed the consequences of the war in Ukraine. The Evangelical Lutheran Church in Hungary (ELCH) was represented by Council Member Klára Tarr Cselovszky, who reported on the humanitarian work going on in Hungary as a cooperat...
11. 03. 2022. 10:04

Hungary: Mobilizing support for Ukrainian refugees

(LWI) – Since Russian troops launched their invasion of Ukraine on 24 February, Hungary has seen more than 200,000 refugees cross its border from Ukraine by 8 March, seeking refuge from war and an increasingly desperate humanitarian situation. The Evangelical Lutheran Church in Hungary (ELCH) and its partners are actively responding to their most urgent needs.  “I am proud of the peop...
02. 03. 2022. 14:02

ELCH Synod passes a decision on helping people displaced from Ukraine

On 26 February 2022, the 11th Synod of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Hungary passed a decision on providing help to the people who are in difficult situation or forced to flee due to the occupation of Ukraine by the Russian troops.