Two nursing students from the University of Debrecen, Hungary and participants in the Lutheran Church’s “Roma College” will be visiting Northeastern Iowa during the next 10 days. Sponsored by the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Hungary, The Roma College helps Roma students make the transition to university life through mentoring, and additional education, including learning about […]

Guest blog by the Rev. Dr. Kathryn Kleinhans, Mike and Marge McCoy Family Distinguished Chair in Lutheran Heritage and Mission at Wartburg College The word “companion” is rooted in the experience of sharing bread with someone. Members of the Northeastern Iowa Synod have the opportunity to do just that by participating in a ‘Reformation Then […]

The Northeastern Iowa Synod is hosting Pastor Erzsébet Molnár, from our Companion Synod in Hungary this week until June 15. Pastor Molnár is the director of the Roma College, a college of the Lutheran Church, which is not a degree-granting institution, but rather a residential college that provides support, cultural education, etc. for Roma students […]

Dr. Tamás Fabiny is the bishop of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Hungary, our companion synod.  He writes: A few weeks ago a frightening video appeared on the internet. A Hungarian truck was driving on a French highway with many refugees walking by the road. In the next moment, the driver – while cursing heavily […]

While the number of immigrants fleeing war and persecution in the Middle East into Europe has been building for months, the situation has recently become critical enough to attract the attention of the news media in the past few weeks.  The main route into Europe from the Middle East is through Hungary, which has recently […]

The Northeastern Iowa Synod is hosting two young people from our Companion Synod in Namibia, Vaino Junias Kambungu and Hileni Nagula Nuuyuni.  Both are from the northern part of the country. Hileni lives in a town about the size of Mason City near the Angolan border.  Vaino is from a smaller rural town.   Vaino […]