Rev. Dr. Schuegraf recognized for long-standing commitment to dialogue, peace and reconciliation
(LWI) - Honoring his dedicated engagement, Rev. Dr. Oliver Schuegraf was installed as Honorary Canon Theologian of the Anglican Cathedral of Coventry, England, on 25 May. Coventry is the city of origin of the international Community of the Cross of Nails, which has worked for peace and reconciliation in Europe and beyond since World War II.
Schuegraf is one of the cathedral's four Honorary Canon Theologians. He works as church executive for ecumenical and theological studies at the German National Committee of the Lutheran World Federation (GNC/LWF). He also chairs the German Cross of Nails Community since 2011 and is a member of the international board of the Community of the Cross of Nails.
"Schuegraf's work connects all levels of church life. He is a member of the LWF's Anglican Lutheran International Commission on Unity and Mission (ALICUM), and a promoter of reconciliation work and a respected ecumenist at the national level,” said the executive director of the GNC/LWF, Rev. Norbert Denecke. “He is also a dedicated preacher in local congregations. We welcome his appointment as Canon Theologian of Coventry Cathedral."
"We are immensely grateful for the experience Oliver brings from his work at the GNC/LWF," said The Very Reverend John Witcombe, Dean of Coventry Cathedral. This is "a very happy connection for which he is uniquely qualified, given his deep knowledge of and sympathy for the church in the United Kingdom, especially Coventry, and in Germany."