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National Bishop Dr Jean Baïguelé, Evangelical Lutheran Church in Cameroon. Photo: LWF/Erick Adolph
23 Sep
Cameroon: Addressing gaps in theological education and leadership
Voices from the Communion, Communion Building, Communion Relations, LWF member churches
23 Sep
Voices from the Communion: Cameroon’s Bishop Dr Jean Baïguelé shares his vision of “theological education that matches church needs,” youth and women’s leadership, and how insecurity affects churches.
Participants in this year’s RoNEL included 16 LWF member church leaders from 13 countries. Seen here, from right: Pastor President Rev. Julio Caballero; (Honduras); Bishop Leila Ortiz (USA); Rev. Dr Nestor Paulo Friedrich (LWF Vice-President, LAC); Rev. Dr Sameul Dawai (Regional Secretary, Africa) and Bishop Johnes Meliyio (Kenya). Photo: LWF/A. Danielsson
16 Sep
Church leaders: shared Lutheran values across diverse contexts
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16 Sep
At annual LWF retreat for newly elected bishops and presidents among LWF’s member churches, participants shared experiences on Lutheran identity, being an inclusive church and serving the neighbor.
(From right): Bishop Deddy Fajar Purba, Simalungun Protestant Christian Church (GKPS), Indonesia; First Vice-President Odair Airton Braun, Evangelical Church of the Lutheran Confession in Brazil; Bishop Laurie Jungling, Montana Synod, Evangelical Lutheran Church in America; Bishop Steven Lawrence, Evangelical Lutheran Church in Malaysia; and Presiding Bishop Kenneth Sibanda, Evangelical Lutheran Church in Zimbabwe. Photo: LWF/ C. Kästner-Meyer
7 Sep
Leadership for peace and reconciliation
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7 Sep
Addressing the annual retreat of newly elected leaders from LWF’s member churches, General Secretary Rev. Anne Burghardt emphasized the churches’ role as messengers of peace and reconciliation.
During the UN climate conference COP26 in Glasgow, Scotland, people protested against the inaction of governments to mitigate the climate crisis. Photo: LWF/Albin Hillert
6 Sep
We need increased climate ambition, says German bishop
Season of Creation, Climate, Communion Building, LWF member churches, Climate Justice
6 Sep
The leading bishop of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Northern Germany, Kristina Kühnbaum-Schmidt, said churches in the global North must address the “uncomfortable questions” regarding climate...
WCC central committee moderator Dr Agnes Abuom speaks at the opening plenary of the 11th Assembly of the World Council of Churches, held in Karlsruhe, Germany from 31 August to 8 September, under the theme "Christ's Love Moves the World to Reconciliation and Unity." Photo: Albin HILLERT, WCC
31 Aug
LWF participates in 11th Assembly of the World Council of Churches
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31 Aug
Christians from all over the world are gathering in Karlsruhe, Germany, from 31 August to 8 September, for the 11th Assembly of the World Council of Churches (WCC). Together they will reflect and...
At the end of the May 2017 LWF Twelfth Assembly in Windhoek, Namibia, stewards and volunteers received diplomas as a token of gratitude from the LWF leadership. Photo: LWF/Albin Hillert
21 Jul
LWF invites young people to join Thirteenth Assembly as stewards
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21 Jul
Applications are open for the Stewards Program of The Lutheran World Federation (LWF) Thirteenth Assembly in September 2023. 
Archbishop Antje Jackelén ends her term as head of the Church of Sweden in October. Photo: LWF/A. Hillert
15 Jul
Sweden: Reformation, reconciliation, and gender justice
Voices from the Communion, Member Churches, Communion Building, ecumenical relations, Gender Studies, Gender, Public theology, Theology, Advocacy, Women, Climate, Catholic-Lutheran Commemoration of the Reformation, Gender Justice, LWF Vice-President
15 Jul
In this Voices from the Communion, Church of Sweden Archbishop Antje Jackelén looks back at her eight years in office that draw to a close on 30 October 2022. She reflects on some highlights, as well...
Worship and prayer moment during Sunday service at Saint Andrew Lutheran Parish in Monrovia, Liberia. Photo: LWF/Albin Hillert
22 Jun
Africa: Prioritizing theological education and leadership formation
Lutheran identity, Education, Communion Building, LWF member churches, Theology, Africa churches, Leadership, Transformative Theological Perspectives
22 Jun
Leaders of The Lutheran World Federation (LWF) member churches in Africa will gather, 27 June -1 July, in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, for the Africa Lutheran Church Leadership Consultation (ALCLC), held...
In Abu Dis, Palestine, 2020: A woman walks toward the Al-Quds ('Jerusalem') University in Abu Dis, with the separation wall mounted by the Israeli authorities in the background. Photo: LWF/Albin Hillert
16 Jun
Israel-Palestine conflict: A lasting solution must include ending the occupation
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16 Jun
The continued Israeli occupation of Palestinian territories, and the escalating violence including killing of innocent victims threatens people’s lives, human rights and dignity, and violates...
Looking forward to the Thirteenth Assembly: (from left) Anna Wrzesińska, Chairperson of the Local Assembly Planning Committee, Jerzy Samiec, Presiding Bishop of the Evangelical Church of the Augsburg Confession in Poland, LWF President Panti Filibus Musa and LWF General Secretary Anne Burghardt. Photo: LWF/S. Gallay
15 Jun
Assembly preparations proceeding “with vigor”
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15 Jun
The war in neighboring Ukraine changed the perspective on the upcoming Assembly, said the Presiding Bishop of the host church – the Evangelical Church of the Augsburg Confession in Poland (ECACP) –...
LWF President Archbishop Dr Panti Filibus Musa delivers his address to the Council meeting in Geneva. Photo: LWF/S. Gallay
9 Jun
LWF President opens first in-person Council since start of COVID
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9 Jun
The Lutheran World Federation (LWF) President Archbishop Dr Panti Filibus Musa has welcomed delegates from member churches to the first in-person Council meeting since 2019.