LWF Assembly issues Public Statement on Venezuela

The Twelfth Assembly of the Lutheran World Federation, gathers in Windhoek, Namibia, on 10-16 May 2017, under the theme "Liberated by God's Grace", bringing together some 800 delegates and participants from 145 member churches in 98 countries. Photo by LWF/Brenda Platero

Facilitate the receipt of medicine and food

The Lutheran World Federation (LWF) has issued a public statement expressing concern over the grave situation in Venezuela, and called for the building of a society where everybody is included. The statement was adopted by the 10-16 May Twelfth Assembly, in Windhoek, Namibia.


The Assembly says it is “deeply concerned and moved by news that has been conveyed to us about the grave situation in Venezuela.”
LWF Assembly Public Statement

It requests ”the government to facilitate the receipt of contributions from abroad, especially medicines and food.” The Assembly “affirms that conflict resolution mechanisms will require all parties to fundamentally rethink the view they have of themselves and the other, in order to transform the currently polarized debate into one about the people’s common interests and objectives.”

Read the Public Statement