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The LWF Council has repeatedly advocated for a peaceful resolution of the conflict in Syria. Photo: LWF/M. Renaux
14 Apr
LWF pushes for peaceful resolution of conflict in Syria and respect for international law
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14 Apr
Strengthen the international instruments of justice and peace
Youth present their pre-Assembly message to the first plenary of the Twelfth Assembly, Namibia, May 2017. Photo: LWF/Albin Hillert
11 Apr
LWF youth call for revival of churches
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11 Apr
Lutheran youth have started the discussion on revival in the church.
Young people with disabilities receive support and therapy, such as painting lessons, by a small Lutheran congregation in Tolyatti, Russia. Photo: Marcus Mockler, epd -Bild
10 Apr
Lutherans in Russia assist people with disabilities
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10 Apr
A small Lutheran congregation in Tolyatti, west Russia, has taken up the challenge of being an inclusive congregation, providing vital support for disabled young adults.
Rev. Dr. Fidon Mwombeki, new general secretary elect of the All Africa Conference of Churches. Photo: LWF/S.Gallay
9 Apr
DMD director Fidon Mwombeki elected general secretary of All Africa Conference of Churches
Rev. Dr Fidon Mwombeki, All Africa Conference of Churches
9 Apr
Rev. Dr Fidon Mwombeki, director of the Department for Mission and Development (DMD) at The Lutheran World Federation (LWF), has been elected as the next general secretary of the All Africa...
A man plays football with his children in the Zaatari Refugee Camp, Jordan, while another man, wounded in fighting in Syria, looks on. Photo: Paul Jeffrey/ACT
6 Apr
LWF and ecumenical partners link to #WithRefugees solidarity tour
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6 Apr
The #WithRefugees World Tour kicks off today with a sports day in the Za’atari Refugee Camp in Jordan. The LWF, WCC and other ecumenical partners are joining hands with UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency,...
LWF Vice-Presidents. Photo: LWF
6 Apr
Motivation and renewal inspired by the Reformation Anniversary
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6 Apr
The Reformation is ongoing. Commemorating the 500th anniversary of the Reformation has made an impact on LWF member churches. Across the communion, they marked the occasion with diversity and colour...
Prayer to overcome violence. Photo: Eugenio Albrecht
5 Apr
Church in Paraguay pledges to support new anti-violence law
gender-based violence, faith and women’s empowerment, Gender Justice & Women’s Empowerment, Network of Women and Gender Justice of the Lutheran churches in Latin America and the Caribbean
5 Apr
Paraguay has brought into force new measures to curb violence against women and girls, a move the Evangelical Church of the River Plate says it supports.
LWF General Secretary Rev. Dr. Martin Junge. Photo: LWI/A. Hillert
29 Mar
The cross that transforms
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29 Mar
The cross of crucifixion was chosen by early Christians as the symbol of their faith simply because of what it captured so precisely, writes the LWF General Secretary Rev. Dr Martin Junge in his Good...
^The new board of the Costan Rican church are ready to be custodians of the resources of the church. Photo: ILCO
28 Mar
Renewed optimism for Costa Rican church
Lutheran Costa Rican Church, Governance, Assembly
28 Mar
The Costa Rican church has new governance and renewed optimism for the future.
Artist Christian Chavarría adds final touches to the Lund cross in the chapel of the Ecumenical Center, Geneva. Photo: LWF/ S. Gallay
26 Mar
“From the cross comes life”
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26 Mar
Artist Christian Chavarría explains the symbolism of Salvadoran crosses
María Cristina Rendón, program assistant in LWF Women in Church and Society speaks at the panel discussion. With her is LWF delegate Larry Madrigal Rajo, and Iman Sandra Pertek (right).
26 Mar
Faith actors vocal in promoting women’s rights
Gender Justice, Gender Justice & Women’s Empowerment, CSW, panel discussion, equality
26 Mar
Voices of LWF and other faith-based organizations (FBO) have been heard at a parallel event to this year’s 62 session of the UN’s Commission on the Status of Women. ...
Children play at one of the water collection tanks between the Mailoti river and Minawao refugee camp. Photos: LWF/ C. Kästner
22 Mar
The journey of water
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22 Mar
Twenty liters - this is the recommended minimum amount of clean water every person should have at their disposal every day. What seems like quite a restriction for people living in developed...
Members of the Colombian Commission of Jurists detail the situation in their country at a Human Rights Council side event on 16 March 2018. Photo: LWF/ Peter Kenny
21 Mar
Increase of attacks on human rights defenders in Colombia
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21 Mar
Despite the peace agreement between the Colombian government and the main guerrilla group, human rights violations continue. A parallel report assembled by the Lutheran World Federation and Colombian...
A volunteer welcomes 40 people from Lebanon at Charles de Gaulle airport on Monday, January 29, 2018. Families and individuals will be living in different regions, depending on reception possibilities. Photo: Jean-Michel Hitter/FEP
20 Mar
Churches in France open “Humanitarian Corridors”
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20 Mar
Churches in France, among them the LWF member church, have united to welcome refugees to the country. The “Humanitarian Corridors” project follows a similar example from Italy. Its purpose is to...
Refugees walking on the railways at the border between Hungary and Serbia. Photo: ELCH/ Zsuzsanna Horvath-Bolla
14 Mar
LWF General Secretary urges upholding of human rights
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14 Mar
Churches need to stand against the deterioration of humanitarian values and human rights, The Lutheran World Federation General Secretary, Rev. Dr Martin Junge, said in Germany. Referring to the...
Wittenberg city street. Photo: LWF / M. Renaux
13 Mar
LWF Center remains in Wittenberg after reformation anniversary
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13 Mar
The Lutheran World Federation will remain in Wittenberg for the coming ten years. This was announced during a press conference by the German National Committee, which represents the LWF member...
The assembly report can be downloaded on the LWF website. Photo: LWF/ S. Gallay
12 Mar
Report of Twelfth LWF Assembly published
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12 Mar
“Powerful opportunity to recommit to God’s mission in the world” ...
A lie-in in front of the White House, organized by students in Washington after the school shooting in Florida, calls for more legislation on privately owned firearms. Photo: Lorie Shaull/ Flickr
9 Mar
ELCA Bishops stand with youth in addressing gun violence and school safety
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9 Mar
Following a school shooting in Florida, the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA) Conference of Bishops has issued a statement calling for “a deeper conversation about school safety and...
LWF Communion Office staff participate in a workshop on preventing sexual harassment in the workplace. The workshop followed the 2017 Assembly commitment to focus work on eliminating sexual and gender based violence. Photo: LWF/S. Gallay
8 Mar
Preventing sexual harassment in the office: from policy to practice
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8 Mar
The LWF continues its work to ensure a safe workplace that extends beyond policy to practice.
Earlier this year the Lund Cross, which was used at the joint commemoration in Lund in 2016, was installed in the chapel of the Ecumenical Center. Photo: LWF/M. Aronson
2 Mar
Visit of Pope Francis to the Ecumenical Centre will strengthen quest for unity
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2 Mar
The LWF is looking forward to meeting Pope Francis in the Ecumenical Centre in Geneva on 21 June.