12 January 2016
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.
27 November 2015
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.
3 November 2015
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.
5 October 2015
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.
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.
13 April 2015
World not Delivering on Gaza Reconstruction Promises, New Report Warns
15 January 2015
JOINT LWF-PCPCU PRESS RELEASE
8 January 2015
LWF General Secretary Martin Junge Denounces Any Claims for Religious Justification of Violence
19 December 2014
LWF and the Vatican Announce Common Liturgical Material for 2017
9 December 2014
Ongoing advocacy efforts helped to bring about substantial amount of outstanding patient fees
14 November 2014
Shocking news about disappearance and death of 43 students
25 September 2014
LWF invites churches to join in solidarity prayers on Sunday, 28 September, for churches and communities affected by the Ebola crisis
25 August 2014
The first official cooperation between a global Christian and a global Islamic humanitarian organization.
07 August 2014
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.
08 July 2014
“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.”
29 April 2014
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.
25 April 2014
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.
17 April 2014
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.
10 April 2014
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.
3 April 2014
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.
27 March 2014
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.
27 February 2014
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.”
20 February 2014
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.
20 February 2014
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.
5 February 2014
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.
14 January 2014
Saxon Anhalt education minister Stephan Dorgerloh visits the LWF Communion Office to find out about activities around the Reformation anniversary.
13-18 June 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.
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