• 1997 Honorary doctorate: D. D., Cranmer Theological House, Shreveport (LA), USA, for his achievement in alternative curriculum development and for the unity of Christians
  • 2002 Named ‘Man of Achievement’ by the International Biographical Center Oxford for his achievements in the area of the ethics of international development
  • 2006 Honorary doctorate: D. D., ACTS University, Bangalore (India), for 20 years of helping to combine university education with social programmes in India
  • 2007 Franz-Delitzsch-Award, Germany, for his dissertation on Hitler
  • 2008 International ProFide Award (Finland) for advocating human rights and religious freedom worldwide, especially for refugees from Iraq
  • 2009 Distinguished Professor of Global Ethics and International Development, William Carey University, Shillong, Meghalaya, India
  • 2016: Order of Merit of the Royal House of Ghassan (Jordan/Lebanon)
  • 2017: Stephanus-Price for religious Freedom by Stephanus-Foundation (Frankfurt)