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 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
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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, Iraq Crisis
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 ...
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.
Rev. Lydia Posselt from the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America preaching at the Closing worship of the Twelfth Assembly of the LWF in Windhoek, Namibia. Photo: LWF/Albin Hillert
16 May
‘Out into the world, to give our fruits to others’
12th Assembly, Assembly, Assembly2017, LWF preaching contest, Preaching contest
16 May
Young Lutheran Lydia Posselt delivers closing sermon for LWF’s Twelfth Assembly in Windhoek.
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
Plenary session at the Twelfth Assembly. Photo: LWF/Johanan Celine Velariano.
15 May
LWF Assembly issues Public Statement on the genocide in Namibia
12th Assembly, Assembly, Assembly 2017, Assembly2017, Public Statement
15 May
Support to Namibian and German efforts for reconciliation
Martin Kopp speaks at the thematic plenary on "Creation - Not for Sale" at the Twelfth Assembly of the Lutheran World Federation. Photo: LWF/Albin Hillert
15 May
“Rethink economics to save a dying planet”
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15 May
Climate justice advocate Kopp speaks to LWF Assembly on “Creation - not for sale”
Thousands of Lutherans and guests gathered for a festival of worship, witness, song and word and sacrament in Sam Nujoma Stadium in Windhoek, Namibia on Sunday, May 14th to mark commemoration of the 500th Anniversary of the Lutheran Reformation. Photo: LWF/JC Valeriano
15 May
Namibian musical extravaganza gets bishops dancing and worshippers swaying
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15 May
After 500th Reformation ceremony at Sam Nujoma Stadium Namibian churches present cultural performances
Global Commemoration of the 500th Anniversary of the Reformation - highpoint of the Twelfth Assembly of the Lutheran World Federation in Windhoek, Namibia. Photo: LWF/JC Valeriano
14 May
Global Commemoration of the 500th Anniversary of the Reformation attended by thousands in Windhoek, Namibia
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14 May
Called to be “reformed and reformers, renewed and renewing, liberated and liberating”
Rev. Dr Panti Filibus Musa, Archbishop of the Lutheran Church of Christ in Nigeria, President of The Lutheran World Federation. Photo: LWF/Albin Hillert
13 May
Nigerian Archbishop Panti Filibus Musa elected LWF President
12th Assembly, election, LWF President
13 May
Second African to serve in this leadership position
Voting at the Lutheran World Federation Twelfth Assembly. Photo: LWF/Albin Hillert
13 May
LWF Assembly elects 48 members of the new Council
12th Assembly, election
13 May
A new council to govern the LWF communion