Lutherans and Kurds, part III

Lutherans and Kurds, part III


Dr Marcin Rzepka

Lutherans and Kurds: historical encounters and cultural transactions. Part III: Lutherans, Kurds and the Islamic revolution in Iran.


The Iranian government in 1962 granted the Lutheran Orient Mission permission to establish medical mission at Ghovreh. For that time the Hospital in that city was running by the foreign staff. From the  early beginning the British physician Richard Gardiner was responsible for all kind of work. The missionary papers and narratives seems to valuable not only for analysis of a particular history of the LOM but general for reconstruction of the situation of the certain community as Kurds, Sunnis or others marginalized in the Iranian society during the time of the Iranian revolution.