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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 ...
“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...
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.
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.

Community building leavened by shared faith

Interview with Gergely Prőhle
Where is our place? – This is one of the questions raised in the interview with Gergely Prőhle, Lay President of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Hungary, former Ambassador of Hungary in Germany. Prőhle currently works as the Director of Ottó Habsburg Foundation and heads the Institute for Strategic Studies at the University of Public Service. An extended version of the interview was original...
Last Easter, when I preached about the empty grave in an empty church, I thought it was a one-time shock. Yet, we have already celebrated the second Easter overshadowed by the COVID-19 pandemic. Where is God in these times? – the question is being asked by believers and outsiders alike.