Bishop Munib Younan Receives Honorary Doctorate from Westfälische Wilhelms-Universtät Münster

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Bishop Munib Younan stands with Prof. Dr. Hermut Löhr, Dean of Theology at Westfälische Wilhelms-Universtät Münster, as well as Prof. Dr. William Horbury, who was also awarded the prize. (© WWU, Peter Grewer)

On Wednesday, November 19th, 2014, Bishop Munib Younan was bestowed with the title of Doctor Theologiae Honoris Causa from the Protestant Theological Faculty of the Westfälische Wilhelms-Universtät Münster for his work to bring peace to the Middle East.

Bishop thanked the gathered community for the honor bestowed upon himself and his church and spoke on the work being done in the Middle East, as well as his hopes to see what happened in Germany regarding the Berlin Wall happen in Palestine and Israel as well: “What happened to the wall in Berlin is a sign of hope for us in the Holy Land. It is my hope that the concrete and steel used to build walls today will soon be used by Palestinian and Israeli children to build bridges of understanding, justice, and reconciliation.”

Congratulations and mabrouk to Bishop Dr. Munib Younan on this achievement.

To read Bishop Younan’s full sermon, you can download it here. (PDF)
To read the Laudatio for Bishop Dr. Munib Younan presented by Professor Dr. Hans-Peter Grosshans, you can download it here. (PDF)
To read about the ceremony in German, you can visit here.