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In an interview marking the 16 Days of advocacy against Gender-Based Violence Rev. Dr Faith Kokubelwa Lugazia called on churches to work and pray together for justice in the world. Photo: LWF
1 Dec
Knowing Who We Are Key to Ending Gender-Based Violence
16 Days of Activism to end gender-based violence, gender-based violence, faith and women’s empowerment
1 Dec
Tanzanian theologian Rev.
Castle Church in Wittenberg. Photo: LWF/M. Renaux
1 Dec
Realizing Lutheran Communion through Writings and Encounter
Lutheran theology
1 Dec
Twenty theologians from around the communion discussed “Luther as Preacher and Teacher"
A woman carries water from a barehole installed by the LWF in Cacanda reception center, Northern Angola. Photo: LWF / C. Kästner
30 Nov
Water and sanitation for Kasai refugees in Angola
refugee camps, internally displaced people, Humanitarian Response
30 Nov
More funds needed to prevent outbreak of disease
Berta Caceres stands at the Gualcarque River in the Rio Blanco region of western Honduras where she, COPINH (the Council of Popular and Indigenous Organizations of Honduras) and the people of Rio Blanco have maintained a two year struggle to halt construction on the Agua Zarca Hydroelectric project, that poses grave threats to local environment, river and indigenous Lenca people from the region. Photo: Tim Russo/Goldman Environmental Prize
30 Nov
Ecumenical groups join in UN forum on business and human rights in Geneva
Human Rights, Advocacy, WCC, ACT Alliance, land rights, Diakonia
30 Nov
LWF, WCC and ACT Alliance arrange side-event on meaningful dialogue with communities
IERP General Secretary Rev. Sonia Skupch at a past LWF event. She becomes the first woman to be elected as President of the Ecumenical Commission of Christian Churches in Argentina. Photo: LWF/Eugenio Albrecht
29 Nov
Lutheran pastor Skupch is the first woman president of Argentine ecumenical body
women in leadership, Ecumenical, Peace
29 Nov
A forum that strives for unity and peace in a fragmented world
LWF representatives and Caritas Nepal team after signing the MoU in the Caritas Nepal office. Photo: LWF
28 Nov
LWF and Caritas to collaborate more closely in Nepal
Roman Catholic-Lutheran, Interagency, Caritas Internationalis, Department of World Service, DWS Nepal
28 Nov
“Result of increased recognition of the two organizations’ expertise and capacities”
A group of women participants at MLC’s jubilee. Photo: MLC
25 Nov
Precious in God’s Eyes
Women in Church and Society, Gender Justice, Gender Justice & Women’s Empowerment, 16 Days of Activism to end gender-based violence, women's advocacy, gender-based violence, Advocacy, WICAS
25 Nov
16 days of activism to overcome gender based violence
Newly arrived refugees outside the parish house of Katarina Parish, Stockholm, Sweden. Photo: Magnus Aronson /Ikon
24 Nov
Pleading for the rights of unaccompanied minors fleeing crisis
CoS, Migrants, European refugee crisis, Child Protection, Children, Human Rights
24 Nov
Church of Sweden seeks urgent government protection for vulnerable youth and children from Afghanistan
Postage stamp commemorating the 500th anniversary of the Reformation. Photo: LWF
23 Nov
Vatican issues commemorative Reformation stamp
vatican, Lutheran-Roman Catholic relations, ecumenical relations, Pope Francis, Pope, LWF General Secretary Martin Junge, From Conflict to Communion, Reformation 2017, Reformation 500
23 Nov
An encouraging step of the joint commitment to “walk the paths of communion”
Meeting of migrants in Sarapiquí being assited with the necessary information on legal procedures for settling in the country and labor rights. Photo: ILCO
22 Nov
A pastoral ministry that empowers migrants
Diakonia, Migrants, rights-based empowerment, Citizenship, Women, Youth, ILCO, Member Churches, LWF member churches
22 Nov
Costa Rican church assists youth and women seeking work in Nicaragua
The Lutheran - Orthodox Joint Commission gathered for its 17th Plenary Session in Helsinki, Finland, from 7-14 November.
21 Nov
Lutherans and Orthodox finalize statement on ordained ministry
Orthodox Lutheran relations, Ordained Ministry
21 Nov
Commission members commemorate 2017 Reformation anniversary
LWF General Secretary Rev. Dr Martin Junge preaching. Photo: IELCO
20 Nov
With stones in our hands to build bridges of reconciliation
Reformation 2017
20 Nov
Colombian Lutherans mark 500 years of the Reformation and 81st anniversary
Helena Funk, Evangelical-Lutheran Church of Northern Germany, is one of ten young adults from the European and Asia region that form the COP23 delegation in Bonn, Germany. Photo: WCC/ Sean Hawkey
20 Nov
“My church aims to be CO₂ neutral by 2050”
COP23, Climate Justice, Climate, Youth
20 Nov
Interview with COP23 delegate Helena Funk from Germany
LWF president Archbishop Dr Panti Filibus Musa speaking at the VELKD General Synod in Bonn, Germany. Photo: epd/Norbert Neetz.
17 Nov
“The Reformation must continue”
LWF President, Gender Justice, Reformation, VELKD
17 Nov
LWF President Musa speaks to VELKD General Synod
Hungarian pastor George Pósfay, at a past LWF event.  Photo: LWF/D. Jusaitis
17 Nov
Lutheran Communion mourns dedicated Hungarian theologian George Pósfay
17 Nov
Deep interest for people, pastoral care and mission
The family of Annita Mesu (24) pictured in front of her house in the village Boisrond near Aquin, 22.08.2017. After the Hurricane Matthew in September 2016, KORAL distributed the family plastic sheets and water filter. Photos: Thomas Lohnes/DKH
17 Nov
ACT Alliance and The Lutheran World Federation call on people of faith to act on climate justice
COP23, LWF General Secretary Martin Junge, Climate Justice
17 Nov
Climate change must be addressed
General Secretary Rev. Dr Martin Junge meets with Indigenous people of Pueblo Nuevo, Colombia.  Photo: LWF Colombia/ Diego Álvarez
16 Nov
A faith-inspired resistance to violence
Peace-building, peacebuilding, peace building, LWF General Secretary Martin Junge, land rights, Minorities and Indigenous People, indigenous people, Peace
16 Nov
LWF General Secretary Junge visits indigenous community in Colombia
LWF in CAR is supporting displaced communities with food security by supporting groups of agricultural producers and through school feeding programs. Photo: LWF/Central African Republic.
16 Nov
Welcoming renewed UN commitment to peace in Central African Republic
emergency response, CAR emergency program, Interagency, Peace
16 Nov
LWF representatives carry message to UN officials
Daniel Sinaga. Photo: WCC/Sean Hawkey.
16 Nov
“Climate justice and interfaith dialogue should be connected”
COP23, Climate Justice, Climate Justice Climate Change
16 Nov
Interview with COP23 delegate Daniel Sinaga from Indonesia
Patrick Matala head of Unicef Kananga explaining access to basic services to Anne Wangari from LWF. Photo: LWF/DRC
15 Nov
The conflict only made a dormant crisis worse
internally displaced people, Humanitarian Response, DRC
15 Nov
LWF and Evangelical Lutheran Church of Congo visit Kasai
Rev. Dr Gabriele Hoerschelmann. Photo: Private
15 Nov
Possibilities for efficient and qualified theological education
Lutheran identity, sustainability
15 Nov
Interview with German theologian Gabriele Hoerschelmann
Colorful paint and student art line the hallway.jpg Caption: Proud students in the hallway of the newly renovated school. Photo: LWF/ E.Massell
14 Nov
“We are much more motivated to learn here”
young people, Education, girls, LWF Jordan
14 Nov
LWF rehabilitates schools in Jordanian host communities
Guatemalan Lutheran church leader Rev. José Pilar Álvarez Cabrera (right) and Anneli Rogeman, We Effect, at the 2017 Lobbyist for Change prize ceremony in Stockholm, Sweden. Photo Ola Richardsson/We Effect"
14 Nov
‘The prize gives us hope’
Human Rights, indigenous people
14 Nov
Guatemalan Lutheran church leader José Pilar Álvarez receives 2017 Lobbyist for Change Award
Archbishop Christopher Prowse of the Australian Catholic Bishops Conference and LCA Bishop John Henderson have signed a joint statement issued to mark the 500th anniversary of the Reformation. Photo: Ben Macmahon
14 Nov
An opportunity to talk about God in new ways
Joint Declaration on the Doctrine of Justification, ecumenical relations, Reformation 2017, Reformation 500
14 Nov
Lutherans and Roman Catholics in Australia marked the 500th anniversary of the launching of the Reformation by pledging to renew the church together.
Photo: WCC/Sean Hawkey
13 Nov
Global church leaders urge COP23 to take action
COP23, Climate Justice, WCC, ACT Alliance
13 Nov
The needs of the most vulnerable countries must be prioritized
The statement was delivered by faith leaders on bicycles, promoting sustainable lifestyles. Photo: WCC/Sean Hawkey.
11 Nov
“Walk on Earth Gently”
COP23, Climate Justice
11 Nov
LWF joins multi-faith invitation to promote sustainable lifestyles
Naser Haghamed, Chief Executive Officer, Islamic Relief Worldwide and Maria Immonen, World Service Director, The Lutheran World Federation shake hands after renewing the Memorandum of Understanding. Photo: Islamic Relief Worldwide
10 Nov
Landmark faith partnership in aid work renewed
Islamic Relief Worldwide, Department for World Service, Interagency
10 Nov
Islamic Relief Worldwide and the Lutheran World Federation have renewed their landmark commitment to working together on humanitarian causes.
High-level guests at the church service marking the return of the Cathedral St Peter and Paul. Photo: ELKRAS/Elena Djakiwa
9 Nov
A day of reconciliation in Moscow
Reformation 2017, Reformation 500, church growth and sustainability, Lutheran identity
9 Nov
25 October was a special day for Archbishop Dietrich Brauer of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Russia (ELKR).
LCP President Rev. Antonio D. Reyes (second right) joins officials of the Philippine Lutheran Youth League and the young reformers at the commemorative plaque renaming the century-old tamarind tree as the LCP Tree. Photo: Ely Hernandez
8 Nov
‘Luther Gardens’ in the Philippines
Living Reformation projects, Global Young Reformers Network, young reformers, Reformation 2017, Reformation 500
8 Nov
Young Reformers in the Lutheran Church in the Philippines (LCP) are keeping the spirit of the 500-year-old Reformation alive by teaching members to become good stewards of God’s creation.