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No Lutheran islands

Lutherans worldwide must avoid isolating themselves and become more open to dialogue with other churches and other faiths, said Martin Junge at his installation in Geneva, Switzerland, as Lutheran World Federation general secretary.

Dialogue is at the root of the LWF's "prophetic voice" on social justice issues, he said. The LWF's mission has always involved "building bridges in a world ravaged by conflicts, iron curtains, glass ceilings, and all the visible walls that separate, exclude, confine and curtail the human race," Junge said.


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