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Professor Veli-Matti KaÌrkaÌinnen replies to a response panel to a paper of his. Gathered in Addis Ababa from 23-27 October 2019, Lutherans from across the globe join in consultation under the theme of 'We believe in the Holy Spirit: Global Perspectives on Lutheran Identities'. Hosted by the Ethiopian Evangelical Church Mekane Yesus, the consultation is the first phase of a study process on Lutheran identities. Photo: LWF/Albin Hillert
29 Oct
Discerning the work of the Spirit in the Lutheran communion
Lutheran identity, Theology, Transformative Theological Perspectives, Deepening Faith
29 Oct
The LWF organized the five-day gathering, bringing together around 70 participants including youth from the communion’s seven regions, and representatives of other Christian traditions.
A vibrant performance by the Yetsedik Tsehay choir of the Ethiopian Evangelical Church Mekane Yesus set the stage, as the consultation ’We believe in the Holy Spirit: Global Perspectives on Lutheran Identities'  opened. Photo: LWF/Albin Hillert
24 Oct
The church: Always local and always universal
Lutheran identity, Theology, Transformative Theological Perspectives, Deepening Faith
24 Oct
“What does it mean to be Lutheran today?” is the question at the heart of a global consultation on Lutheran identities taking place in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, this week.
The Mekane Yesus campus is home to 600 residential students of theology, music and media, and of management and leadership. All photos: LWF/Albin Hillert
22 Oct
Mekane Yesus Seminary: preparing for a growing church
Lutheran Theological Seminary, seminar, theological formation, Theology, Lutheran theology
22 Oct
The Mekane Yesus Seminary in Addis Ababa has a long tradition of theological education. In the midst of Ethiopia’s population growth and quick development, but also where poverty, ethnic conflicts...
LWF regional and global gatherings provide space to reflect together on diverse contexts and identify common strategies and themes. In this photo; an intergenerational discussion at the 2019 Leadership Conference for the Latin America and Caribbean & North America regions, in Lima, Peru. LWF/A. Danielsson
21 Oct
How does spirituality shape Lutheran identities?
Lutheran identity, Theology, Transformative Theological Perspectives, Deepening Faith, Youth, Youth Participation, Lutheran theology
21 Oct
The LWF is launching a multi-year theological study on how spirituality forms Lutheran identities and church engagement around the world today.
From left to right: Ordained pastors of the Mexican Lutheran Church; Karina Carmona, José Alcantara, Sofía Tenorio, Ángela Trejo, David Brondos, Roberto Trejo and Moisés Espino following the worship service celebrating 10 years of women’s ordination. Photo: L. Tenorio/ILM
12 Apr
Mexican church marks 10 years of women’s ordination
Women in Church and Society, Women, Women in Ordained Ministry, Gender Justice, Women Ordination, women in leadership
12 Apr
The recent celebration of 10 years of women’s ordination in the Mexican Lutheran Church was an occasion to reaffirm the church’s commitment to empower and encourage both women and men to contribute...
From left to right, Wartburg professor of pastoral theology, Rev. Nathan Frambach, LWF’s communications officer, Philippa Hitchen, 3rd year student Carrie Petersen and 2nd year student Marietta Nelson-Bitte. Photo:LWF/N. Torrecillas
15 Jan
USA seminarians reflect on global ecumenism and reconciliation
Ecumenical, Ecumenical Centre, ecumenicals relations, Institute for Ecumenical Research, Taizé, Lutheran Theological Seminary, students, Lutheran theology, Theology
15 Jan
A group of students and professors from the Wartburg Theological Seminary in Iowa (USA) visited the LWF headquarters in Geneva.
Photo: LWF/I. Benesch
8 Feb
Online Theology Course Deepens Engagement
online course, Theology, Lutheran theology, Communion, Creation - Not for Sale, Reformation
8 Feb
A group of 28 students from all LWF regions successfully finished a new online course on Lutheran theology, devised and facilitated by The Lutheran World Federation. The course aims to equip...
Prof. Theodor Dieter, director, LWF Institute for Ecumenical Research in Strasbourg, France. Photo: Biersack
19 Oct
Strasbourg Institute director Dieter to receive 2017 Ratzinger Prize
Joint Declaration on the Doctrine of Justification, JDDJ, Prize
19 Oct
Lutheran ecumenist Prof. Theodor Dieter will receive the 2017 Ratzinger Prize on 18 November. The director of the LWF Institute for Ecumenical Research in Strasbourg, France, becomes the first...
Ethiopian Lutheran theologian Gedion Adugna (1982-2015), a visionary leader for the transformation of church and society at large. Photo: Private
25 Nov
Ethiopian church and LWF tribute to visionary theologian Gedion Adugna
Gedion Adugna
25 Nov
A tragic loss for Mekane Yesus and LWF Communion
Rev. Dr Yoshiro Ishida, 1928-2015. Photo: LWF/Marc von Appelghem
13 Nov
LWF tribute to Japanese theologian Dr Yoshiro Ishida
13 Nov
A leader who left his mark on Lutheran mission
Photo: LWF/H. Martinussen
20 Oct
Deepening Lutheran theology to engage with economic and political realities
Global Perspective on Reformation, Reformation 2017, Lutheranism, inter-religious dialogue, politics and economics, Theology, Interactions between theology, Public theology, Reformation 500
20 Oct
Global perspectives on the Reformation at LWF conference in Namibia
LWF President Bishop Dr Munib A. Younan with Bishop Yuri Novgorodov (very last row) and other pastors and church officials of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in the Republic of Kazakhstan, during the June visit to Astana. Photo: ELCRK
30 Jul
LWF president Bishop Younan visits member church in Kazakhstan
Bishop Dr Munib A. Younan, Evangelical Lutheran Church in the Republic of Kazakhstan (ELCRK), Federation of the Evangelical Lutheran Churches in Russia and Other States
30 Jul
Accompanying each other in the Lutheran communion
2015 Reformtion Sunday liturgy
15 Jul
Liturgy for Reformation Sunday 2015
Liturgy, LWF Sunday 2015, Reformation 2017, Reformation 500
15 Jul
The order of worship for the 2015 Reformation Sunday period is now available.