Evangelical Christians Try to Convert Migrants in Asylum Homes

While the Catholic and Lutheran churches have banned attempts to convert migrants, evangelicals hope to bring Muslims in asylum homes to the Christian faith. Jürgen Grau is an evangelical Christian going against the conventional churches who ban their members from attempting to convert migrants. Mr. Grau feels that Germany has become a place where Christianity is viewed in a hostile manner. For Mr. Grau, it is important for him to spread the word and proselytize to others of different faiths, and feels that this has become his purpose in life. He is causing controversy by visiting migrant camps to spread Christianity to newly arrived Muslims, Suddeutsche Zeitung reports. As a member of the working group for migration and integration of the Evangelical Alliance in Germany, Mr. Grau is used to travelling overseas to carry out missionary work. Offering workshops at his church in Fürth, Mr. Grau invites migrants so that he may pray for them and claims that he attempts to give many of them hope. Jehovah’s Witnesses are also known in Bavaria to be doing similar work, but have been criticised by Catholic charity Caritas who say that although it’s not prohibited for them to proselytize to new migrants, they may