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Sali Farimatou Bouda shows a basket full of 'Bolo leaf' (Sesame) which she has picked to add flavour as she cooks meat and fish. Farimatou is one of a group of CAR refugees trained by the Lutheran World Federation in modern farming techniques in Cameroon. Photo: LWF/Albin Hillert
1 Nov
Nigerian Refugees in Cameroon Transform Desert Land into a “Great Green Wall”
Diakonia, Advocacy, Climate
1 Nov
In three years, refugees transformed a desert landscape in Minawao, Cameroon into a luscious green oasis with the support of the LWF World Service and the UNHCR.
New General Secretary, Rev. Anne Burghardt. Photo: LWF/A. Danielsson
1 Nov
LWF welcomes new General Secretary Rev Anne Burghardt
LWF member churches, LWF General Secretary, Women, Communion Building, General Secretary
1 Nov
The LWF welcomes its new General Secretary, Rev. Anne Burghardt from the Estonian Evangelical Lutheran Church (EELC), who takes up her new role on 1 November, All Saints Day 2021. She is the first...
Farewell to General Secretary Rev. Dr Martin Junge. 28 October 2021, Ecumenical Center, Geneva. Photo: LWF/M. Renaux
29 Oct
Lutheran Communion offers thanks, bids farewell to General Secretary Martin Junge
General Secretary, General Secretary Martin Junge, LWF General Secretary, LWF member churches, Theology, Lutheran theology, Communion Building
29 Oct
Members of the LWF from all parts of the globe gathered online and in person, in the chapel of Geneva’s Ecumenical Center, on 28 October for a service of farewell to General Secretary Rev. Dr Martin...
A boy walks across a field in Adaba, Ethiopia, near an irrigation and soil conservation site built by the Lutheran World Federation in the 1970s. It remains an important resource for people in the area. Photo: LWF/Albin Hillert
26 Oct
Climate crisis needs reset of global economic model
Climate Justice, Economic justice, sustainability
26 Oct
The climate crisis requires an urgent “system reset” of the world’s current development model “founded upon fossil fuel-driven economic growth.”
Rev. Martin Junge during a solidarity visit to Zimbabwe in March 2020. Photo: LWF/A. Danielsson
25 Oct
Passion for the Church: in conversation with Martin Junge
Ecumenical, Gender Justice, General Secretary Martin Junge, LWF member churches, Women's Ordination, Joint Comemoration of the Reformation
25 Oct
As Lutheran churches, “let us learn from the apostles, who did not shy away from long journeys to come together, to pray, discern and find ways to witness to the good news of the gospel of Jesus...
In Laos, thanks to a joint project by LWF and Brot für die Welt, villagers use natural compost techniques to do their vegetable gardening. Photo: Thomas Lohnes
15 Oct
“Famine is preventable, we must act immediately”
Food Security, Livelihoods, Interfaith, World Food Day
15 Oct
In a joint statement for World Food Day (16 October), the Lutheran World Federation and faith partners, denounce food insecurity.
The ceiling of the Human Rights Council, in the Palais des Nations where sessions typically take place. Due to the COVID-19 crisis, statements to the 48th session were submitted virtually. Photo: LWF/C. Kästner
14 Oct
Human Rights Council: LWF and member churches in Namibia and Sierra Leone submit statements defending human rights
United Nations Human Rights Council, UPR
14 Oct
In statements to the UN Human Rights Council, LWF and two of its member churches call upon the governments in Sierra Leone and Namibia to continue improving the state of human rights in their country.