Constitution of The Lutheran World Federation

Constitution of the Lutheran World Federation as adopted by the LWF Eighth Assembly, Curitiba, Brazil, 1990, including amendments adopted by the LWF Ninth Assembly, Hong Kong, China 1997 by the LWF Eleventh Assembly, Stuttgart, Germany, 2010, and by the LWF Twelfth Assembly, Windhoek, Namibia, 2017.

The LWF’s foundational document including sections on the Federation’s doctrinal basis, nature and functions, scope of authority, membership and other forms of affiliation, and governance and organizational structures. 

Publisher: The Lutheran World Federation

Publication Date: 1990, last revision May 2018

Pages: 6

Languages: English, German, Spanish, French


Bylaws of The Lutheran World Federation

The LWF’s Bylaws as adopted by the LWF Council, Chicago, USA, 1991, including amendments adopted by the LWF Ninth Assembly, Hong Kong, 1997, the incoming LWF Council, Winnipeg, Canada, 2003, by the LWF Council, Jerusalem-Bethlehem, 2005, by the LWF Council, Lund, Sweden, 2007, by the outgoing LWF Council, Stuttgart, Germany, 2010, by the LWF Eleventh Assembly, Stuttgart, 2010 , by the incoming LWF Council, Stuttgart, 2010, by the LWF Council 2012, Bogotá, Colombia, and by the LWF Twelfth Assembly, Windhoek, Namibia, 2017.

Describes the LWF’s operational and managerial framework with regard to membership, the Assembly, Council and Council Committees, the President and Chairperson of the Finance Committee, the Meeting of Officers, the General Secretary, regional expressions, national committees, signature, governing documents and dissolution.

Publisher: The Lutheran World Federation

Publication Date: 1991, last revision May 2018.

Pages: 10

Languages: English, German, Spanish, French

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