A Hungarian Reformed church minister has accepted a challenge to run 500 kilometres to call attention to the 500th anniversary of the Reformation and the importance of living a better and more full life.
Calvinist minister József Czapp, of Mikepércs, near Debrecen, is using the run as an effort to launch a movement and raise funds for the renovation of a small Hungarian Reformed church in Transylvania.
Explaining his motivation, Mr. Czapp said that calling attention to the 500th anniversary of the Reformation is important because it “changed the whole of Europe and, through this, also the entire world”. During his run, he will encourage people to improve the quality of their relations with fellow humans. Those interested in his quest will be able to follow him on the project’s Facebook page.
He will also be collecting donations for the renovation of the 13th century Hungarian Reformed church in Nagygalambfalva, a small Transylvanian village. Contributions will serve to restore the church and reinvigorate community life in the village, which is the birthplace of renowned Hungarian poet Sándor Kányádi.
The minister will be setting out from Tiszaszalka, Szabolcs-Szatmár-Bereg county, at 9 a.m. on 29 April. His run will see him arrive to Budapest on 8 May and return to Mikepércs seven days later.