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Felix Kalbe (center) takes medical supplies to Lviv in Ukraine as a volunteer driver. Photo: private 
1 Apr
Germany: With heart and mind – doing what is necessary for the people of Ukraine
Voices from the Communion, Ukraine crisis, Humanitarian Response, Diakonia
1 Apr
In this Voices from the Communion, we speak to Felix Kalbe, who takes medical supplies to Lviv in Ukraine as a volunteer driver. 
Emmanuel, a Nigerian student who fled from Ukraine and has been welcomed in Budapest by staff and students at the Theological Institute of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Hungary. All photos: LWF/A. Hillert
31 Mar
Ukraine: “One minute we’re in school, the next we’re running for our lives”
Ukraine crisis, LWF member churches, Communion Building, Diakonia, Refugees
31 Mar
In Budapest, the Theological Institute of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Hungary (ELCH) now provides accommodation for twenty-year-old medical student Emmanuel and others who have fled from the...
Two friends enjoy a meal on the campus of the ELCT-Diocese of Meru, Usa River Rehabilitation and Training Centre for people with special needs, in Arusha, Tanzania. All photos: LWF/Albin Hillert 
30 Mar
Tanzania: Heart-warming witness to the gospel
Member Churches, theological formation, General Secretary, Evangelical Lutheran Church in Tanzania
30 Mar
Visiting the 8-million-faithful Evangelical Lutheran Church in Tanzania (ELCT), Lutheran World Federation (LWF) General Secretary Rev. Anne Burghardt says she sees ‘God at work’ in the way the member...
The refugee crisis in Korczowa, on the Polish-Ukrainian border, caused by the war in Ukraine. Photo: Filip Błażejowski
29 Mar
Hot meals and kind hugs: Polish welcome for Ukrainian refugees
Ukraine crisis, emergency response, Member Churches, Refugees, Welcoming the Stranger
29 Mar
A hot meal, a place to stay, a welcoming smile, a comforting hug. All along the border between Poland and Ukraine, Allan A. Calma has been witnessing small acts of kindness.
LWF General Secretary Rev. Anne Burghardt visits the Kilimanjaro Christian Medical Centre. Here, in conversation with ELCT Presiding Bishop Dr Fredrick Shoo (left) and KCMC executive director Prof. Gileard Masenga (right). All photos: LWF/Albin Hillert
28 Mar
LWF General Secretary begins first member church visit to Africa
LWF General Secretary, Communion Building, LWF member churches, visit
28 Mar
Lutheran World Federation (LWF) General Secretary Rev. Anne Burghardt has arrived in Tanzania, for a week-long visit to the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Tanzania. The visit is the general secretary...
After an eight-month dry season, the riverbed of Tsanaga River lies dry at the outskirts of the city of Maroua, Cameroon. Photo: LWF/Albin Hillert
24 Mar
Human Rights Council: LWF welcomes appointment of special rapporteur for climate
United Nations Human Rights Council, Statement, Human Rights, human rights council, Lutheran theology, Theology, Interfaith, Peace, Action for Justice, Ecumenical, Youth, Climate
24 Mar
At the 49th session of the United Nations Human Rights Council (HRC), the Lutheran World Federation (LWF) and its interfaith partners welcomed the appointment of the first UN Special Rapporteur on...
Demonstrators at a ‘Youth and Public Empowerment Day’ during COP26 in Glasgow last November. Photo: LWF/A. Hillert
23 Mar
CSW66: Young people call for action not words
Member Churches, Advocacy, Climate Justice, Gender Justice, CSW
23 Mar
Five young climate activists have called on world leaders to listen and engage meaningfully with women and youth who are worst affected by climate change.
Representatives from more than ten different religions gather at an interfaith service in Garnethill Synagogue, Glasgow, on the opening day of a United Nations climate change conference. Photo: LWF/Albin Hillert
22 Mar
Human Rights Council: Upholding the right to freedom of religion or belief
United Nations Human Rights Council, Statement, Human Rights, human rights council, Lutheran theology, Theology, Interfaith, Peace, Action for Justice, Ecumenical
22 Mar
At the 49th session of the United Nations Human Rights Council (HRC), the Lutheran World Federation (LWF) in partnership with the World Communion of Reformed Churches (WCRC) expressed concern about...
A Ukrainian refugee, Masha, with two of her children, at an aid station at the Ukrainian-Hungarian border on 2 March 2022. Masha, her husband and nine children fled from near the Crimean Peninsula and are receiving aid at a shelter where ACT Alliance member Hungarian Interchurch Aid is assisting Ukrainian refugees. Photo: FCA/Antti Yrjönen
8 Mar
Uphold rights and dignity of women fleeing conflict
Theology, LWF member churches, Communion Building, Advocacy, Women, International Women's Rights Day, Gender Justice, Gender Justice & Women’s Empowerment, faith and women’s empowerment, women's human rights, women's empowerment
8 Mar
On International Women’s Day, the Lutheran World Federation’s General Secretary Rev. Anne Burghardt has called upon “the international community, churches and leaders worldwide to work together to...