Member Church Projects in Asia

Project name : Indigenous Women Empowerment

Project holder : Bangladesh Northern Evangelical Lutheran Church

Results :

Women members of the Bangladeshi indigenous ethnic minority, the Santal, have been able to build new houses and improve their social and financial situation as a result of this scheme. Nomita Tudu is one such woman. She built a new house for her family with the help of the local women’s help group. Like Nomita, many young women of the Santal community have had the opportunity to improve their lives through this project. The LWF has supported labour organizations to help indigenous women organize themselves and gradually take on responsibility for their own development. With this project, the Bangladesh Northern Evangelical Lutheran Church wants to become an example for gender justice in society by promoting women’s leadership in the church.

Other Projects:

Project name Project holder
Indigenous Women Empowerment BNELC
Advocacy for the rights of Ethnic Minority People in Dinajpur district and Gaibandha district BNELC

Project name : Training of Lay Leaders

Project holder : Myanmar Lutheran Church

Results :

The project has addressed the issue of lack of pastoral care in rural congregations. In many villages, residents are unable to employ full-time pastors so they rely on lay leaders. Moreover, many young people wish to study theology and mission but their parents cannot afford the cost of studies. This project has trained leaders in theology, community-building and organic farming. Lay leaders are supported to take up voluntary pastoral positions in villages where there are no resident pastors and to help meet the needs of the village congregations holistically.

Other Projects:

Project name Project holder
Training of Lay Leaders for Village Congregations MLC

Project name : School operations

Project holder : The Evangelical Lutheran Church in Jordan and the Holy Land

Results :

Through this project, the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Jordan and the Holy Land aims to integrate peace, cultural respect, democracy and gender justice into the pedagogical framework of five educational institutions over the West Bank. In doing so, the objective is to develop dialogue and teach non-violence, as well as holistic thinking among students. The Lutheran educational system is a model for public and private schools in Palestine. It stands out in terms of administrative structure, democratic processes and its coeducational approach. Since their creation, ELCJHL schools have served the youth of their communities, regardless of gender, race, religion, or ability to pay. It accounts for not only academic growth but also social, emotional, psychological, physical, artistic and spiritual needs. Gender balance and equality is a strong emphasis of the ELCJHL Schools, with all schools learning together in a co-educational framework in which 44 percent of students are female.

ELCJHL Schools

Other Projects:

Project name Project holder
School Operations ELCJHL
Country Project name Project holder
India Lutheran Youth Volunteer Movement UELCI
Building a Communicating Communion UELCI
HIV & AIDS Awareness, Care, and Capacity Building Program UELCI
Women empowerment UELCI
Women Initiatives AELC
Diakonia Program JELC
Tribal People's Empowerment and Sustainable Livelihood Project GSELC
Community Based Detoxification and Rehabilitation ELC-MP
Indonesia NK Accompaniment of MCs in Indonesia
Good governance & empowering youth & women GKPM
Promoting Eco-Theology as a Pioneer Project for Lutheran Churches in Indonesia HKI
Empowerment of Pastors, Elders, Sunday School Teachers, and Co-church workers in Holistic Mission GKPPD