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One of the goals of the new course at the LCCN seminary is to increase advocacy activities among youth in schools and universities in Nigeria. Rev. Emmanuel Subewope Gabriel (right) presents SoH t-shirts during an event in the northeastern city of Gombe. Photo: SoH Nigeria
25 Apr
Nigerian seminary brings education on irregular migration and trafficking to the classroom
Symbols of Hope, Diakonia, Advocacy, Churches in Mission, Education, Migrants, Human Beings - Not for Sale
25 Apr
The June 2022 graduates of the Bronnum Lutheran Seminary in Yola, northeastern Nigeria, will include the first batch of students taking a new orientation course on irregular migration and human...
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...
Bible translations in various languages. Photo: LWF/A. Danielsson
13 Apr
LWF to mark 500th anniversary of New Testament translation
Communion Building, Lutheran identity, bible, Lutheran theology, Bible Study, Reformation
13 Apr
September 2022 marks the 500th anniversary of one of Martin Luther’s most important literary achievements: the publication of his German translation of the New Testament, popularly known as his ‘...
Women pastors and lay theologians from the Lutheran Church of Christ in Nigeria at their first joint conference in 2018. Photo: LCCN
11 Apr
Applications open for second phase of Hélène Ralivao Fund scholarships
Churches in Mission, Hélène Ralivao Fund, Theology, Scholarships
11 Apr
The Lutheran World Federation (LWF) has opened the call for applications to its second round of scholarships under the Hélène Ralivao Fund, a program dedicated to women studying theology in the...
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...
The refugee crisis in Korczowa, on the Polish-Ukrainian border, caused by the war in Ukraine. Photo: Filip Błażejowski
29 Mar
Hot meals and kind hugs: Polish welcome for Ukrainian refugees
Ukraine crisis, emergency response, Member Churches, Refugees, Welcoming the Stranger
29 Mar
A hot meal, a place to stay, a welcoming smile, a comforting hug. All along the border between Poland and Ukraine, Allan A. Calma has been witnessing small acts of kindness.