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From left: President of the WCRC Jerry Pillay, Secretary of the Pontifical Council for Promoting Christian Unity Bishop Brian Farrell, LWF General Secretary Martin Junge, WMC President Jong Chun Park, WMC General Secretary Bishop Ivan Abrahams and WCRC General Secretary Chris Ferguson. Photo: WCRC / Anna Siggelkow
5 Jul
“In the pursuit of communion and common witness”
JDDJ
5 Jul
LWF and WCRC sign the Wittenberg Witness, as WCRC joins JDDJ
Rev. Suyapa Ordoñez (left) from the Christian Lutheran Church of Honduras and Rita Flores, Bolivian Evangelical Lutheran Church, participated in the July 2016 FBOs’ training on women’s human rights, and attended the 64th CEDAW session at the United Nations in Geneva. Photo: LWF/C. Rendón
3 Jul
Strengthening advocacy for women’s human rights
Human Rights, CEDAW, Women, faith-based organizations
3 Jul
LWF gathers faith-based organizations at training around CEDAW session
Rev. Zelda Cristina Cossa (left) and Rev. Rosa Minoria Rafael, the second group of women to be ordained in the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Mozambique, ready to “share the Word, baptize and administer the sacraments to God’s people.” Photo: Salvador Hilário Chame
3 Jul
Celebrating commitment to women's ordination in Mozambique
Women's Ordination, Reformation 2017, Reformation 500
3 Jul
Pastors Zelda Cossa and Rosa Rafael speak of new hope and dedication
IELCO Young Reformers Marian Coy Contreras and Liria Suarez Preciado present the booklet Identitad Luterana para jovenes to encourage young people to participate in the church.  Photo: IELCO Young Reformers.
30 Jun
By youth for youth
Global Young Reformers Network, Youth, Lutheran identity, Living Reformation projects
30 Jun
Colombia’s young reformers share Lutheran identity in new booklet
LWF and UNHCR staff survey a site designated for a new refugee camp in Lunda Norte province, northeastern Angola. Photo: LWF
29 Jun
Turning a thick Angolan bush into a refugee camp
DRC, Refugees, UNHCR
29 Jun
LWF and UNHCR set up a new camp for people fleeing DRC
Photo: ELCA Young Reformers
23 Jun
Reviving, rethinking, renewing faith
Global Young Reformers Network, Leadership, Youth, Reformation 2017, Reformation 500, Easter
23 Jun
Young Reformers in the United States bring youth voices to congregations
Wafeh shares her knowledge in the women’s group. Photo: LWF/N. Boase
21 Jun
A safe childhood for boys and girls
Women, child marriage, child, Gender Justice, Refugees, Syria Crisis
21 Jun
Women’s group in Jordan advocates against early marriage and child labor
 Syrian refugee children at a fence facing the Aegean Sea coast, Greece. Photo: ACT/ Paul Jeffrey
20 Jun
Welcoming refugees: an opportunity to grow together
Public Statement, faith-based organizations, World Refugee Day 2017, #withrefugees, Refugees
20 Jun
LWF joins faith-based organizations calling for solidarity with forcibly displaced people
Community members meet under a big mango tree, pealing peanuts together. Photo: LWF/Central African Republic
20 Jun
Empowering displaced communities in Central African Republic
CAR emergency program, Women, World Refugee Day 2017
20 Jun
‘More positive examples needed from the CAR’, says LWF Team Leader
Bishop Dr Tamas Fabiny, Northern Diocese of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Hungary sits with displaced people in northern Iraq. Photo: ELCH Northern Diocese
20 Jun
World Refugee Day: Extend the hand of welcome
World Refugee Day 2017, #withrefugees, World Refugee Day
20 Jun
Statement by LWF President Musa and General Secretary Junge
“The righteous shall live by faith” is the theme of the 150th anniversary celebrations of the Malagasy Lutheran Church, inaugurated at the Masombahoaka Lutheran parish in Fianaratsoa. Photo: MLC
19 Jun
150 years of a grassroots-based revival movement
Member Churches, Reformation 2017, Diakonia, Reformation 500
19 Jun
Malagasy Lutheran Church starts year-long jubilee and Reformation anniversary
9 May 2017, Windhoek, Namibia: Liberated by God's Grace imprinted everything at the Twelfth Assembly of the Lutheran World Federation, gathering in Windhoek, Namibia,10-16 May 2017, under the theme "Liberated by God's Grace", bringing together some 800 delegates and participants from 145 member churches in 98 countries. Photo: LWF/Albin Hillert
16 Jun
An encouraging and positive Assembly
Assembly, 12th Assembly, Twelfth Assembly, Resolutions/Conference Outcome, Public Statement, council
16 Jun
Outcomes of the LWF Twelfth Assembly are now available
From left: Ricardo Cardinal Blázquez, President of the Spanish Episcopal Conference, LWF General Secretary Rev. Dr Martin Junge, Bishop Dr Brian Farrell, Secretary of the Pontifical Council for Promoting Christian Unity and Rev. Pedro Zamora, pastor of the Spanish Evangelical Church. Photo: Pontifical University of Salamanca
15 Jun
Reorienting ourselves – From Conflict to Communion
LWF General Secretary, Roman Catholic, Ecumenical
15 Jun
LWF General Secretary Martin Junge maps out next steps in the Lutheran-Catholic dialogue
Members of the Hungarian Interchurch Aid delegation and LWF staff visited Davudiya refugee camp near Dohuk, where more than 700 Christian, Yazidi and Muslim families live. Photo: ELCH Northern Diocese
14 Jun
Ecumenical witness among persecuted Iraqis
Department for World Service, Refugees, Displaced Persons, Evangelical Lutheran Church in Hungary, DWS
14 Jun
Hungarian church support for minorities and disadvantaged groups
LWF General Secretary Rev. Dr Martin with LWF Youth Pre-Assembly delegates, Grosvyn Ariel Rodríguez Ramírez (Honduras), left, and Karla Steilmann (Argentina) in Ondangwa, Namibia. Photo: LWF/JC Valeriano
13 Jun
“You got us started - we won’t stop now”
Youth, Climate Change, LWF General Secretary
13 Jun
LWF General Secretary thanks youth for leadership in addressing climate change
The LWF Heaven’s Tent in the Luthergarten in Wittenberg awaits visitors to the World Reformation Exhibition. Photo: LWF/Annette Glaubig
8 Jun
LWF opens Heaven’s Tent in Wittenberg
Reformation, Wittenberg
8 Jun
Hosts from all over the world present the Lutheran Communion at World Reformation Exhibition
Abrao Mushivi, LWF Country Representative in  Angola. Photo: LWF/Rainer Lang
8 Jun
Great concern about the situation in Angola and the Democratic Republic of Congo
Angola, ACT Alliance, Refugees
8 Jun
Great concern about the situation in Angola and Congo
Students in the special needs’ education unit at Fashoda Primary School perform a traditional dance. Photo: LWF/Ann Kathure
2 Jun
Building a future with hope
DWS Kenya/Djibouti, Kakuma, refugee
2 Jun
25 years of LWF’s refugee support at Kakuma refugee camp in Kenya
Photo: Florian Gärtner/photothek.net
2 Jun
Ready for deeper engagement in peace building
Interfaith, LWF President
2 Jun
LWF President Musa at “Responsibility of Religions for Peace” conference in Berlin
An interfaith group of religious leaders sits in front of empty trays during a public action at COP21 in Paris in 2015. Photo: LWF/Ryan Rodrick Beiler
2 Jun
Climate justice must be prioritized, say ACT Alliance, the Lutheran World Federation and the World Council of Churches
COP21
2 Jun
The ACT Alliance, the Lutheran World Federation and the World Council of Churches, call for a prioritization of climate justice
Marcia Blasi, Evangelical Church of the Lutheran Confession in Brazil, LWF General Secretary Martin Junge and Regional Program Coordinator Anne Caroline Tevoy look on as Bishop Munib Younan presents a decorative tile of the LWF Assembly logo to the Rev. Dr. Nestor Paulo Friedrich, Evangelical Church of the Lutheran Confession in Brazil. The Brazilian church made a gift to the AVH Hospital and the tile is a token of thanks. Photo: LWF/Johanan Celine Valeriano
1 Jun
Solidarity for resilience in the Holy Land
AVH, Department for World Service, Augusta Victoria Hospital
1 Jun
Brazilian church raises EUR 51,400 for LWF East Jerusalem hospital
A delegate voting at the LWF Twelfth Assembly. Photo: LWF / Albin Hillert
26 May
Shaping LWF’s strategy for the coming years
12th Assembly, resolution, Public Statement
26 May
Twelfth Assembly resolutions and public statements
People receive food from the ACT Alliance in Rumading, South Sudan. Photo: Paul Jeffrey/ACT Alliance
24 May
G7 must do more to address famine
Famine, Public Statement
24 May
LWF joins global church bodies warning of catastrophe
Rev. Dr Martin Junge, General Secretary of the Lutheran World Federation. Photo: LWF/Albin Hillert
21 May
Academic recognition of LWF’s ecumenical engagement
Ecumenical, General Secretary Martin Junge
21 May
General Secretary Junge receives University of Notre Dame honorary doctorate
The Twelfth Assembly of the Lutheran World Federation, gathers in Windhoek, Namibia, on 10-16 May 2017, under the theme "Liberated by God's Grace", bringing together some 800 delegates and participants from 145 member churches in 98 countries. Photo by LWF/Brenda Platero
16 May
LWF Assembly issues Public Statement on Venezuela
12th Assembly, Public Statement
16 May
Facilitate the receipt of medicine and food
The Twelfth Assembly of the Lutheran World Federation, gathers in Windhoek, Namibia, on 10-16 May 2017. Photo by LWF/Brenda Platero
16 May
Twelfth Assembly Public Statement on Indonesia
12th Assembly, Public Statement, politics
16 May
Concern about politicization of religion
The Twelfth Assembly of the Lutheran World Federation, gathers in Windhoek, Namibia, on 10-16 May 2017. Photo by LWF/Brenda Platero
16 May
LWF Assembly issues resolution on the war in Syria
12th Assembly, resolution
16 May
Support for those working to alleviate suffering and those working for peace
Delegates of the Twelfth Assembly of the Lutheran World Federation in Windhoek, Namibia. Photo: LWF/Albin Hillert
16 May
Called to turn outward with gratitude for service
12th Assembly, Assembly, Assembly2017
16 May
Message of the Twelfth Assembly of the Lutheran World Federation.