Youth participation is a crosscutting priority for the Lutheran World Federation.We want young people have a place and voice in all aspects of church and communion life.

The LWF Youth Desk is based within the Department for Mission and Development but works with all departments.

Specific activities are implemented with the desks for ecumenical, international affairs and human rights, public theology and interreligious relations, Women in Church and Society and with the Department of World Service (peace, climate justice, migration, humanitarian work).

"The Assembly calls upon the member churches to act on the implementation of 20% youth participation" - Twelfth Assembly Ressolution on Youth Participation

"The Assembly calls member churches to ensure youth involvement in decison making, planning, strategizing and a right to vote" - Twelfth Assembly Ressolution on Youth Participation

Twelfth Assembly Resolution on Youth participation

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    LWF Youth Priorities 2018 - 2024

    Revival of churches, Equity, and Education

    "We affirm the current efforts for climate justice through activities, such as #fastfortheclimate and the work done toward increased youth participation within the communion. These initiatives will continue as cross -cutting themes. Moving forward, we have named three key priorities to shape the next phase of LWF Youth work: the revival of churches, equity, and education."
    2017 Youth Message to the LWF Twelfth Assembly

    Read the full 2017 Youth Message to the LWF Twelfth Assembly.

    LWF Youth Activities in 2017

    1. Communion Building

    1. LWF Global Young Reformers Network
    2. LWF Youth Pre Assembly in Ondangwa, Namibia
    3. Youth delegates at the LWF Twelfth Assembly

     

    2. Church growth and Sustainability

    1. Intergenerational dialogues at church level
    2. Monitoring and reporting of 20% youth quota at LWF events, programs and decision-making boards
    3. Training and induction on principles of inclusiveness for new LWF staff and newly-elected church leaders
    4. Exchange of youth leaders between LWF member churches

    3. Transformative Diakonia

    1. Climate justice advocacy at COP 23 and climate projects of member churches
    2. Peace messengers training
    3. LWF trainee program in humanitarian work

     

    4. Publications and tools

    1. "Youth who made the LWF communion- Testimonies and stories from 1947 to 2017"
    2. "LWF Global Young Reformers Network- The Exhibition"
    3. Freed by God’s grace” Documentary movie about the Youth Pre Assembly
    4. "Peace Messengers" Training Kit

    LWF Youth within the Communion Office

    Youth participation is a crosscutting priority for the Lutheran World Federation.We want young people to have a place and voice in all aspects of church and communion life.

    The LWF Youth Desk is based within the Department for Mission and Development but works with all departments. Specific activities are implemented with the desks for ecumenical, international affairs and human rights, public theology and interreligious relations, Women in Church and Society and with the Department of World Service (peace, climate justice, migration, humanitarian work).

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