The Magazine of The Evangelical Lutheran Church in America


Lutheran help for Assam

In Assam, India, Lutherans are helping restore peace after interethnic violence left 80 people dead and displaced hundreds of thousands from their homes. Until four youth were killed in July, the ethnic Bodo community and migrant Muslims had mostly lived in peace. Now, said Hira Mosahary, a member of a Northern Evangelical Lutheran Church congregation in Goladangi, "especially the children and old people [are] struggling to adjust to the relief camps. We need security and peace, which will help us to go back to our village." The United Evangelical Lutheran Church in India is working with Lutheran World Federation partners to provide food, clothing, hygiene kits and other aid to more than 2,500 displaced families.


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