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The Evangelical Church of the Augsburg Confession in Poland (ECACP) has initiated a prayer cycle for LWF member churches on their way to the Thirteenth Assembly. Photo: Albin Hillert/WCC
12 Sep
Polish church launches prayer cycle prior to Assembly
Thirteenth Assembly, Assembly, Assembly 2023, 13th Assembly
12 Sep
Polish church launches prayer cycle to prepare its parishes and strengthen ties with LWF member churches in the year leading up to the Thirteenth Assembly.
Vice-President Urmas Viilma during the June 2022 LWF Council meeting in Geneva. Photo: LWF/M. Renaux
9 Sep
Estonia: The church, a treasure for future generations
Voices from the Communion, Theology, Ecumenical, LWF member churches, Communion Building, LWF Vice-President, council
9 Sep
In this Voices from the Communion, LWF Vice President Archbishop Urmas Viilma reflects on his childhood in Soviet-occupied Estonia, his discovery of the Christian faith and his journey to become the...
(From right): Bishop Deddy Fajar Purba, Simalungun Protestant Christian Church (GKPS), Indonesia; First Vice-President Odair Airton Braun, Evangelical Church of the Lutheran Confession in Brazil; Bishop Laurie Jungling, Montana Synod, Evangelical Lutheran Church in America; Bishop Steven Lawrence, Evangelical Lutheran Church in Malaysia; and Presiding Bishop Kenneth Sibanda, Evangelical Lutheran Church in Zimbabwe. Photo: LWF/ C. Kästner-Meyer
7 Sep
Leadership for peace and reconciliation
Leadership, Ronel, Induction of Newly Elected Leaders, Governance, Newly-elected leaders' retreat, women in leadership, Women's Leadership, LWF member churches, church unity, Lutheran theology
7 Sep
Addressing the annual retreat of newly elected leaders from LWF’s member churches, General Secretary Rev. Anne Burghardt emphasized the churches’ role as messengers of peace and reconciliation.
During the UN climate conference COP26 in Glasgow, Scotland, people protested against the inaction of governments to mitigate the climate crisis. Photo: LWF/Albin Hillert
6 Sep
We need increased climate ambition, says German bishop
Season of Creation, Climate, Communion Building, LWF member churches, Climate Justice
6 Sep
The leading bishop of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Northern Germany, Kristina Kühnbaum-Schmidt, said churches in the global North must address the “uncomfortable questions” regarding climate...
Participants in the Lutheran confessional meeting at the WCC 11th Assembly in Karlsruhe, Germany. Photo: LWF/A. Danielsson
2 Sep
Full house when Lutherans gather at WCC Assembly
World Council of Churches, Assembly, Communion Building, Communion Relations, LWF member churches, church unity, Theology, Action for Justice, Gender, Youth
2 Sep
At the WCC 11th Assembly, LWF General Secretary Burghardt leads Lutherans from around the world in sharing their joys, concerns, and hopes, and reflecting on the assembly theme from a theological...
This year’s theme for the Season of Creation, “Listen to the Voice of Creation”, invites participants to consider ways to contemplate the voices of those who are silenced – among them the voices of indigenous peoples and women. Photo: Sean Hawkey/WCC
1 Sep
Season of Creation 2022: “Listen to the Voice of Creation”
Season of Creation, Theology, ecotheology, Advocacy, Climate, Climate Justice, Ecumenical
1 Sep
Every year, from 1 September to 4 October, Lutherans join many Christians all over the world to observe the Season of Creation. This year its theme is “Listen to the Voice of Creation”. An ecumenical...
WCC central committee moderator Dr Agnes Abuom speaks at the opening plenary of the 11th Assembly of the World Council of Churches, held in Karlsruhe, Germany from 31 August to 8 September, under the theme "Christ's Love Moves the World to Reconciliation and Unity." Photo: Albin HILLERT, WCC
31 Aug
LWF participates in 11th Assembly of the World Council of Churches
Communion Building, Communion Relations, Theology, Ecumenical, LWF member churches, WCC, LWF General Secretary
31 Aug
Christians from all over the world are gathering in Karlsruhe, Germany, from 31 August to 8 September, for the 11th Assembly of the World Council of Churches (WCC). Together they will reflect and...