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Kinga Marjatta Pap from the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Hungary is the Chairperson of the International Worship Planning Committee for the Assembly. Photo: private
22 Apr
Hungary: Sharing stories of credible witness in turbulent times
Communion Building, LWF member churches, Communion, Voices from the Communion, 13th Assembly, Assembly
22 Apr
In this Voices from the Communion, Kinga Marjatta Pap, Chairperson of the International Worship Planning Committee for the Assembly, speaks about her love for church music and commitment to...
LWF humanitarian support officer Katerina Brzicova and Samuel Reslour, a volunteer, assist in transporting relief items to a warehouse of the Polish Humanitarian Action (PAH), which is partnering with the LWF to distribute food and non-food items to refugees fleeing from Ukraine at the Zosin and Dohoruth borders. Photo: B. Khanal
20 Apr
LWF scales up response to Ukrainian refugee crisis
LWF member churches, Ukraine crisis, emergency response, Communion Building, Diakonia, Advocacy, refugee crisis, Humanitarian Response
20 Apr
The LWF is scaling up its response to the war in Ukraine, setting up a team to coordinate both the humanitarian work and support to its member churches in the region. Following meetings with five...
A woman holds up a sign offering practical support for newly arrived families from Ukraine, at Nyugati station in Budapest, Hungary. At the station, a range of civil society organisations and other volunteers offer support to incoming refugees, including support in arranging free accommodation, tickets for onward travel, as well as necessary items such as snacks and food, diapers for the children, clothes and basic medical supplies. Photo: LWF/Albin Hillert
14 Apr
European churches call for commitment to all refugees
Ecumenical, Diakonia, Advocacy, Europe, Ukraine crisis, Refugees, Welcoming the Stranger
14 Apr
The LWF General Secretary, Rev. Anne Burghardt has joined church leaders from many different Christian churches and organizations in Europe who are calling on governments and people on the continent...
Leading Bishop Ralf Meister (right) and Diaconia Board Spokesperson Hans-Joachim Lenke in conversation with women who have fled Ukraine. Svitlana Kryzhanivska (left) interprets the discussion. Photo: Lothar Veit
6 Apr
Ukraine: “I don’t want to sit around until the war is over” 
Member Churches, Diakonia, Refugees, Ukraine crisis
6 Apr
The Evangelical Lutheran Church of Hanover, Germany, has opened a “blue-and-yellow meeting place” in a quiet residential neighborhood near Hanover on 17 March. 
LWF General Secretary Rev. Anne Burghardt hears the testimonies of two teenage mothers in the Palorinya refugee settlement, Obongi district, Uganda, as part of a visit to the LWF country program in Uganda in April 2022. All photo: LWF/Albin Hillert
5 Apr
Uganda: ‘We understand our work as putting faith into action’
General Secretary, DWS South Sudan, DWS Uganda, Refugees, host communities
5 Apr
Supporting more than 700,000 refugees in the country, testimonies abound to the impact of the Lutheran World Federation (LWF) World Service program in Uganda.
Felix Kalbe (center) takes medical supplies to Lviv in Ukraine as a volunteer driver. Photo: private 
1 Apr
Germany: With heart and mind – doing what is necessary for the people of Ukraine
Voices from the Communion, Ukraine crisis, Humanitarian Response, Diakonia
1 Apr
In this Voices from the Communion, we speak to Felix Kalbe, who takes medical supplies to Lviv in Ukraine as a volunteer driver. 
Emmanuel, a Nigerian student who fled from Ukraine and has been welcomed in Budapest by staff and students at the Theological Institute of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Hungary. All photos: LWF/A. Hillert
31 Mar
Ukraine: “One minute we’re in school, the next we’re running for our lives”
Ukraine crisis, LWF member churches, Communion Building, Diakonia, Refugees
31 Mar
In Budapest, the Theological Institute of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Hungary (ELCH) now provides accommodation for twenty-year-old medical student Emmanuel and others who have fled from the...
Two friends enjoy a meal on the campus of the ELCT-Diocese of Meru, Usa River Rehabilitation and Training Centre for people with special needs, in Arusha, Tanzania. All photos: LWF/Albin Hillert 
30 Mar
Tanzania: Heart-warming witness to the gospel
Member Churches, theological formation, General Secretary, Evangelical Lutheran Church in Tanzania
30 Mar
Visiting the 8-million-faithful Evangelical Lutheran Church in Tanzania (ELCT), Lutheran World Federation (LWF) General Secretary Rev. Anne Burghardt says she sees ‘God at work’ in the way the member...