Committee of Recommendation

"Father van der Lugt has done a great job in Homs, for both Christians and Muslims. The Walk for Homs wants to give people a helping hand in this ravaged city."

Gerard de Korte
Bishop of the diocese of 's Hertogenbosch

"The life of Father Frans van der Lugt sj was devoted to bringing people together, establishing solidarity and being there for the weakest in society. Where hatred grew, faith and love in him became stronger. That is why I wear the Walk for Homs a warm heart."

Johannes W.M. Hendriks
Bishop of the diocese of Haarlem-Amsterdam

With the support of Walk for Homs, the Jesuits in Syria can continue the work of Father Frans in the city of Homs. The Jesuit Refugee Service provides education to children of all population groups.  

Jan Stuyt sj
Jesuit priest in Amsterdam

"Let's move forward (Ila l-aman), don't stop!" was the motto of Father Frans. So that his work continues! That's why I support Walk for Homs!"

Geert van Dartel
Chairman of the Council of Churches in the Netherlands

"Years ago, when I saw a documentary about priest Frans van der Lugt, I was touched by his dedication, sacrifice and compassion. What a great man! He is an inspiration to work for victims in Syria. I think Walk for Homs is a great initiative!"

René Vlug
Director Fundraising & Communication ZOA