The Magazine of The Evangelical Lutheran Church in America



December 20, 2005

LWF President responds to Iranian president's remarks

The Lutheran World Federation has posted an article in which ELCA Presiding Bishop and LWF President Mark S. Hanson responds to remarks by Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad. Ahmadinejad described the Holocaust as a "myth" and called for Israel to be "wiped off the map."

An excerpt:

In a statement dated 19 December 2005, Hanson, presiding bishop of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA), affirms the historical record of the Holocaust under legal and scholarly scrutiny. "We know and grieve the awful truth of the Shoah. No reasonable person can stand by while any nation’s leader makes such outrageous and unacceptable claims," he says.

Read the entire article at the LWF site > > >


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