Visit DMD on the new LWF Web site
LWF roundtable on youth in church and society © LWF
LWF youth call for action against climate change
Participants in the June 2008 Pre-Council workshop for young Council members and stewards spent five days taking a closer look at the call to care for God’s creation. Their conclusion? The LWF and its member churches need to take a more active role in educating about climate change and in reducing their carbon footprint.
The young church leaders vowed to be among the first to take action, for example by planting trees, teaching about creation stewardship in confirmation classes or composing a song about climate change for a youth group CD.
Read the Message from the Pre-Council Youth Workshop, including recommendations to the Council.
LWF Youth internships
The LWF welcomes interns each year at the Geneva Secretariat for a period of 10 months, offering young people aged 18-30 an inside look at the communion's life and work. Interns serve in a specific area of LWF work such as women's issues, HIV and AIDS response, communications or theological studies. They have the chance to develop their own projects and participate in the life of the ecumenical center. Following the internship young leaders share experiences and newly-acquired skills in home congregations.
LWF Youth meetingplace
Come together with youth from the worldwide Lutheran communion at the LWF Youth blog. Join young adults talking about their life and faith, discussing topics that concern them and finding out about current happenings. Share Alexandra's (Colombia) struggles in finding a job. Follow Benny from Indonesia as he prepares for seminary teaching. Learn how Ray combines international service with studies in the USA. Hear about international youth participation from Emily at the LWF UN office in New York. Follow ecumenical news and youth events with Roger at the Geneva Secretariat.
What is LWF Youth?
LWF Youth is the Lutheran World Federation youth desk, based in Geneva.
LWF Youth works at fully integrating youth and youth concerns into the life and decision-making of the church and society by:
• urging congregations to recognize youth as key resource people, and involve youth in local church life
• ensuring youth representation and increased participation in all LWF activities - locally, regionally, globally
• raising youth concerns, perspectives and issues for action within the LWF communion
• facilitating LWF Youth as a visible expression of communion in the world.
LWF Youth activities include pre-Council workshops, Council steward programs, Geneva Secretariat internships, and networking via the LWF Youth blog.
For more information please contact:
Rev. Roger Schmidt, Secretary for LWF Youth
Ms Nadia Kharoua, Administrative Assistant