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Bishop Munib Younan Honored By Westfälische Wilhelms-Universtät Münster

altBishop Munib Younan has been honored with the title of Doctor Theologiae Honoris Causa from the Protestant Theological Faculty of the Westfälische Wilhelms-Universtät Münster.

Bishop Younan is being awarded for his reconciling and ecumenical work in the Middle East.

The decision states:

Munib Younan wirkt als evangelischer Theologe in einer konfliktbeladenen Region als versöhnender Brückenbauer zwischen Religionen und Ethnien. Er lebt und praktiziert die evangelische Einsicht in die grundlegende Bedeutung der Vergebung für das menschliche Miteinander, aus der Versöhnung erwachsen kann. Als Bischof einer kleinen evangelischen Kirche hält er mit hoher theologischer Urteilskraft die evangelische Stimme im Nahen und Mittleren Osten präsent und betreibt aktive Versöhnungsarbeit in ökumenischen und interreligiösen Dialogen und in den Bildungsaktivitäten seiner Kirche.“

“Munib Younan acts as an Evangelical theologian and as a reconciling, bridge-builder between both religions and ethnic groups in a very conflict-laden area.  He lives and practices his Evangelical perspectives in a very meaningful way, through forgiveness and reconciliation.  Though Bishop of a small church, he has high theological power to make his Evangelical voice active in the Middle East, in active reconciliation work,  ecumenical and interreligious dialogue, and through the educational ministries of his church.”

This distinction will be bestowed upon Bishop Munib Younan on November 19th, 2014 at the University’s Centennial celebration.

Congratulations to Bishop Munib Younan on this special achievement, which he accepted with thankfulness.

By: ELCJHL

2016-10-24T07:20:57+00:00 February 28th, 2014|Categories: News|