New Year Message 2017

In New Year Message General Secretary Junge invites churches to seek inspiration from Reformation anniversary.

Moreover, he reminds the 145 churches in the global communion to be focused on the message of salvation by grace through faith alone and bear witness to God’s gift of compassion to a world struggling with conflict and alienation so that the churches become witnesses to God’s transforming power.

He invites the LWF member churches to uphold three principles for the Reformation anniversary: the Reformation is a global citizen, ecumenical accountability and the Reformation is ongoing. "As we commemorate the anniversary of the Reformation we should seize the opportunity to discern God’s call into mission in today's world."

"God's Gift of Compassion"

New Year Message 2017

Publisher: The Lutheran World Federation

Date: January 2017

Pages: 2

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