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4 April, 2017

Dr Denis Mukwege to give keynote speech at LWF Assembly in Namibia

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16 March 2017

International voting for young preacher opens

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1 June 2016

Joint Ecumenical Commemoration to be held in Lund Cathedral and Malmö Arena

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25 January 2016

Press Release: Joint Ecumenical Commemoration of the Reformation in Lund

The Lutheran World Federation (LWF) and the Catholic Church will hold a joint ecumenical commemoration of the Reformation on 31 October 2016 in Lund, Sweden.
 

 

 

 

12 January 2016

A joint Catholic-Lutheran “Common Prayer” for 500 years of Reformation

The Lutheran World Federation (LWF) and the Pontifical Council for Promoting Christian Unity (PCPCU) have invited Lutheran churches and Catholic bishops’ conferences across the world to make use of a jointly-developed Common Prayer to prepare commemorations for the 500 years of the Reformation in 2017.

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27 November 2015

LWF, ACT Alliance and WCC jointly call for a fair, ambitious agreement

International humanitarian and development faith- based networks have urged governments preparing for next week’s COP 21 United Nations climate summit in Paris to do their outmost to reach a fair, binding, and ambitious agreement as vulnerable people continue their daily struggle to adapt to the increasing adverse effects of climate change.

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3 November 2015

Climate activist Yeb Saño to reach Geneva November 3

Climate change activist Yeb Saño and other pilgrims will cross the Swiss border on November 3 as part of a 1500km pilgrimage from Rome to Paris demanding a new global climate agreement.

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5 October 2015

UNHCR panel discussion - People of faith for people in need

 

The LWF and partner, Islamic Relief Worldwide, will host a panel discussion at the UNHCR Executive Committee meeting on October 8, 2015. Media with accreditation are invited to attend.

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19 August 2015

Media invitation to global gathering of young Lutherans

Young Lutherans from around the world are about to meet in the historic city of Wittenberg, Germany, for the largest international gathering of young people this year. Media are welcome to attend.

 

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23 June 2015

LWF announces decision not to invest in fossil fuels

The LWF has announced it shall be the policy of the LWF not to invest in fossil fuels



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19 June 2015

LWF Council meeting in Geneva

Gathering under the theme "Hope does not disappoint", Councillors are making key decisions in the life of the communion



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22 April 2015

A Clear and Compelling Need to Save Mediterranean Refugees

LWF Reiterates Calls for Europe-Wide Actions

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17 April 2015

LWF Update on Dadaab Refugee Camp in Kenya

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13 April 2015

LWF Advocates for Gaza Reconstruction

World not Delivering on Gaza Reconstruction Promises, New Report Warns

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15 January 2015

Lutherans and Catholics Plan Joint Ecumenical Commemoration in 2016

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8 January 2015

LWF Condemns Disregard for Human Life in Paris Killings

LWF General Secretary Martin Junge Denounces Any Claims for Religious Justification of Violence 

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19 December 2014

Epoch-Making Turning Point’ from Conflict to Communion

LWF and the Vatican Announce Common Liturgical Material for 2017

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11 December 2014

LWF Leaders Urge Member Churches to Advocate for Syrian Refugees

Additional support needed for refugees who risk hunger and starvation

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9 December 2014

Cash-Flow Crisis of Augusta Victoria Hospital Averted

Ongoing advocacy efforts helped to bring about substantial amount of outstanding patient fees

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2 December 2014

365 Days of Fasting Launched at COP20

New momentum to the “Fast-for-the-Climate” campaign

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14 November 2014

General Secretary Urges Mexican Church to Defend the Value of Each Human Being

Shocking news about disappearance and death of 43 students

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23 October 2014

Connect, Participate and Contribute to the Lutheran Reformation

An invitation to join in the three-year process of global and regional initiatives to mark the 500th anniversary of the Reformation

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25 September 2014

LWF Solidarity with Churches and Communities Affected by Ebola Crisis

LWF invites churches to join in solidarity prayers on Sunday, 28 September, for churches and communities affected by the Ebola crisis

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25 August 2014

LWF and Islamic Relief Sign Memorandum of Understanding

The first official cooperation between a global Christian and a global Islamic humanitarian organization.

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07 August 2014

South Sudan: LWF Condemns Aid Workers’ Killing, Evacuates Maban Staff amid Growing Insecurity

The LWF has strongly condemned the targeted killing of aid workers in South Sudan’s Maban county, as fighting escalates between militia groups in the country’s Upper Nile State.

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08 July 2014

LWF General Secretary Junge and Cardinal Koch Share their Views on Understanding of the Church

“When will the Catholic Church recognize the Protestant Church as a church?” This is the question discussed by LWF General Secretary Rev. Martin Junge and the President of the Pontifical Council for Promoting Christian Unity Kurt Cardinal Koch in their contributions to the ecumenical internet project “2017 gemeinsam unterwegs.”

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29 April 2014

LWF Joins Call to End Violence against Civilians in South Sudan

The Lutheran World Federation (LWF) has joined 50 non-governmental organizations in expressing concern over the recent escalation of violence in South Sudan, which has resulted in hundreds of civilian deaths and exacerbated the humanitarian crisis.

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25 April 2014

LWF Pleads for Cessation of Hostilities and Humanitarian Access to Civilians in South Sudan

The Lutheran World Federation (LWF) is highly concerned about the growing vulnerability of civilians and reduced humanitarian access to internally displaced people inside South Sudan. The recent targeted killings in the Unity State capital of Bentiu and deadly attack at the United Nations base in Bor, Jonglei State, only add to the growing insecurity since conflict erupted in the country in mid-December.

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17 April 2014

LWF Council 2014 – Invitation to the Media

We invite you to apply for media accreditation to the annual governance meeting of The Lutheran World Federation (LWF), which will take place from 12-17 June 2014 in Medan, Indonesia.

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10 April 2014

LWF Encouraged By Sustained Advocacy to Resolve Financial Situation at Augusta Victoria Hospital

The Lutheran World Federation (LWF) is grateful to its member churches and related agencies for their sustained lobbying and advocacy in addressing the financial crisis at the Augusta Victoria Hospital (AVH). Since February such action has resulted in financial support that has enabled the LWF-run hospital to continue providing critical health services in East Jerusalem.

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3 April 2014

LWF Deeply Concerned about Suspended Activities’ Impact on Communities in Myanmar

The Lutheran World Federation (LWF) is deeply concerned about the safety and security of the communities it serves as well as staff persons throughout Rakhine State, western Myanmar, after it temporarily suspended its activities following an outbreak of violence against humanitarian agencies.

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27 March 2014

Ecumenical Organizations Discuss Swiss Immigration Vote with Geneva Authorities

François Longchamp, president of the state council of Geneva, received heads of three international ecumenical organizations in a meeting on 25 March. With concerns being expressed over the 9 February Swiss referendum that recommended new restrictions on immigration, implications of the referendum were discussed in the meeting. 

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27 February 2014

Nigeria: People of Faith Affirming the Sanctity of Life amid Challenges

The Lutheran Church of Christ in Nigeria (LCCN) held its annual convention 19-23 February 2014. LCCN Archbishop Dr Nemuel A. Babba talks with Lutheran World Information about the “largest-ever gathering” in the church’s history; standing “firm as Christians”; and the church’s responsibility in enhancing peace and reconciliation in “a worrisome context.”

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20 February 2014

Deep Concern over Impact of Swiss Vote on Massive Immigration

The Lutheran World Federation (LWF), the Action by Churches Together (ACT) Alliance and the World Council of Churches (WCC) have expressed deep concern over the direct implications of a 9 February vote on an initiative to restrict massive immigration to Switzerland. 

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20 February 2014

Ukrainian Bishop Calls for End to Violence

Serge Maschewski, newly installed bishop of the German Evangelical Lutheran Church in the Ukraine (GELCU), has issued an urgent appeal for an end to the violence at Independence Square (Maidan) in the capital of Kiev.

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5 February 2014

Critical Financial Situation at Augusta Victoria Hospital in East Jerusalem

The LWF remains steadfast in its commitment to the on-going management of the Augusta Victoria Hospital (AVH) in East Jerusalem and the life-saving services AVH provides, but is deeply concerned about the current financial situation facing the hospital.  

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14 January 2014

Lutheran Reformation is a Global Citizen

Saxon Anhalt education minister Stephan Dorgerloh visits the LWF Communion Office to find out about activities around the Reformation anniversary.

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13-18 June 2013

Council 2013

The Council, the LWF's governing body between Assemblies, met 13-18 June in Geneva.

Key focuses included planning for the Reformation anniversary in 2017, the proposal for an LWF Gender Policy, and the launch of From Conflict to Communion from the Lutheran-Roman Catholic Commission on Unity.

Go to the Council 2013 page to:

  • Download public statements, reports, keynote address and other Council-related documents
  • Listen to sessions
  • Access photo galleries

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