The Magazine of The Evangelical Lutheran Church in America


Joined at the heart

Kathy's detention reveals the strength of our worldwide communion

Seldom has the body of Christ been more real and fleshly. Seldom has the inner dynamic of its life been so transparent. Seldom has it looked so much like a real body.

On Jan. 24, Kathy Kastilahn, The Lutheran's People & Faith editor, was detained by police in Zimbabwe, where she was traveling with four others — two Germans, a Finn and a Kenyan. They were reporting on Lutheran World Federation hunger and AIDS work in southern Africa

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