Is it official then—that we no longer have poor and suffering Americans (or Europeans) who need the help of the Lutheran Church?
Here we learn that the Lutheran World Federation (expanding its power base among the religious Left?) has signed an agreement to help the UNHCR with refugee camps, etc. And, we learn that the Lutherans had previously signed an agreement—the first ever—to join forces with an Islamic charity.
From Ecumenical News:
The Lutheran World Federation and the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees have signed a Memorandum of Understanding to provide assistance to internally displaced persons and refugees.
“We are witnessing record levels of forced displacement globally, and this makes it all the more important that we and faith-based organizations work together for the sake of the world’s refugees and internally displaced,” Janet Lim, UNHCR’s Assistant High Commissioner, said.
“LWF is a long-standing close partner, and we’re delighted to see the scope for our joint work expand.”
The LWF has worked with UNHCR for more than 50 years the LWF reported on its website.
“This MoU between UNHCR and LWF is not just about our two organizations” LWF general secretary Rev. Martin Junge emphasized. “It is about a dramatically increasing number of refugees and migrants that require concerted efforts and strategic partnerships as the one we have signed today.
Is this why they need more places (like Wyoming) in which to resettle refugees?
They joined forces with Islamic Relief Worldwide in August:
Junge said, “I look forward to exploring together with UNHCR and faith-based actors engaged in the humanitarian field the concrete value we add to humanitarian response in our world today.”
He referred to a similar agreement between the LWF and Islamic Relief Worldwide signed in August to cooperate in humanitarian work.
It is the first official cooperation between a global Christian and a global Islamic humanitarian organization.
In the news about the August agreement, Rev. Junge said “religion is not about violence…” Tell that to ISIS!
We know the Catholic Bishops get their money from the US taxpayer. Where does the Lutheran World Federation get its money—are Lutherans worldwide dumping their spare change into collection plates on Sundays? Or, are they getting some of it from the UN (which is mostly US taxpayer money too!)?