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A commentary by Tamás Fabiny
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.
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.
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...
(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...
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.

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Information on helping the victims of the occupation of Ukraine by the Russian troops
On 26th February, 2022, the 11th Synod of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Hungary passed a decision on helping the victims of the occupation of Ukraine by the Russian troops. In the following, we give information to the public on the specific ways of providing help. The article will be updated according to the current situation.
A delegation from the Evangelical Lutheran Church of Finland (ELCF) visited the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Hungary (ELCH) between 14th and 17th September. Archbishop Tapio Luoma’s program included official negotiations, encounters and two public events: a joint seminar of the ELCH and FinnAgora and a worship service at Castle Hill Lutheran Church.
Dr. Tamás Fabiny, Presiding Bishop of the ELCH, was elected President of the Martin Luther Association (Martin-Luther-Bund, MLB) in Germany in a unanimous vote. The election took place on 8 October 2021 in Wittenberg. Bishop Fabiny is the successor of Rev. Dr. Carsten Rentzing, who was commissioned in 2020 by the United Evangelical Lutheran Church of Germany (VELKD) to promote the relations to ...
The Network of Christian Roma Colleges celebrated its 10th anniversary with a worship service in the Greek Catholic Cathedral of the city of Debrecen. The service was led by Metropolitan Fülöp Kocsis. Zoltán Balog, Bishop of the Reformed Church in Hungary, preached; Tamás Fabiny, Presiding Bishop of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Hungary, delivered the opening speech.
Our partner, the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America presents the following webinar: A Conscience Captive to God’s Word 
As Prof. Dr Jürgen Moltmann, one of the most widely read theologians of our time, turned 95 on 8 April, the World Council of Churches (WCC) ecumenical fellowship shared its deep gratitude not only for his complex body of work but for his theology of hope. 
”If I could, I would show the people acting skeptically or irresponsibly what everyday life at a Covid unit looks like”, says Ákos Eszlényi. The mission pastor of the congregation in Kerepes-Kistarcsa (Budapest) also serves as a hospital chaplain in the Pest County Hospital, so he has hands-on experience of the situation inside the unit. In this interview, he shares his thoughts on the pandemic...
As I am writing these words, I already know that we will not be able to open our churches for live worships during Easter time. Similarly to last year, the COVID pandemic will once again force us to stay at home and participate in the services online or read an Easter sermon sent by our pastor via e-mail or regular post. Alternatively, we can use the Phone-a-Friend function of earlier quiz show...

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Lutherans in Hungary raise funds for Palestinian Lutheran school
Aszód – In a fundraising campaign to support a fellow Lutheran church school, The Evangelical Lutheran School of Aszód, a school of The Evangelical Lutheran Church in Hungary (ELCH) has raised USD 2,700 for the Evangelical Lutheran School of Hope in Ramallah, Palestine an Evangelical Lutheran Church in Jordan and the Holy Land (ELCJHL) school.