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March 02 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.

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.

“The Russian occupation of Ukraine has resulted in a crisis in which there might be a need for humanitarian help both among people staying in their home country and those who are displaced.

The Evangelical Lutheran Church in Hungary (ELCH) is committed to helping sisters and brothers in need. We appreciate the willingness of several church members, congregations and church establishments to help and we have received all offers with gratitude.

Assessing the needs of the people in need and coordinating the response is essential to providing fast and effective support. Therefore, we ask the Administrative Office of the ELCH to identify the opportunities for assistance in cooperation with related aid organizations and state authorities.

In addition, we request our Lutheran sisters and brothers, congregations and institutions to pray for peace in Ukraine but also to contribute to the work of providing help within their own means by offering shelter, donations, volunteer work or any other means of support through the staff members in charge of coordination at the Administrative Office of the ELCH.”