The Magazine of The Evangelical Lutheran Church in America


Serbian Lutherans struggle

Post-war evangelism efforts face challenges

For the 50,000 Lutherans living in Voyvodina in northern Serbia, evangelism raises thorny issues of cooperation and identity.

Although Voyvodina's residents live together with a high degree of tolerance, their multiethnic society is far from serene. At its children's retreat center in Feketic, the Ecumenical Humanitarian Organization struggles to bring together children of Hungarian, Romanian, Slovak, Serbian and Roma backgrounds.

When Protestant organizations do crosscultural work with Serbian children, cries of proselytism come from conservative Orthodox clergy.

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February issue


Embracing diversity