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Faustina Manyangu, Evangelical Lutheran Church in Tanzania, Bishop Absalom Mnisi, ELCSA and Shoni Ngobeni, LUCSA at the opening worship of the LWF Africa Pre-Assembly. Photo: LWF/A. Weyermüller
7 Feb
A chance for greater awareness about freely-given salvation
LWF Assembly, Africa Pre-Assembly, Reformation, Assembly 2017
7 Feb
LWF Africa Pre-Assembly starts in South Africa
Worship is an important part of the Pre-Assemblies, bringing delegates together to listen to and reflect on the Bible and join in prayer. Photo: LWF/A. Danielsson
6 Feb
Europe Pre-Assembly in photos
Europe pre-Assembly, Assembly 2017, LWF Assembly, Sweden, Conviviality
6 Feb
A look at this significant week, in pictures
"Today’s gospel allows us to believe that it needs the recognition of a wounded God to overcome violence" - Swedish Archbishop Antje Jackelén giving the opening sermon of the Europe Pre-Assembly. Photo: LWF/A. Daníelsson
1 Feb
Recognition of a wounded God needed to overcome violence
Europe pre-Assembly, Archbishop Antje Jackélen, LWF Twelfth Assembly
1 Feb
Festive worship with local congregation at beginning of European Pre-Assembly
LWF General Secretary Rev. Dr Martin Junge speaks at the Europe Pre-Assembly, in Sweden. Photo: LWF/A. Daníelsson
31 Jan
Europe preparations for Assembly a chance to strengthen communion of churches in Europe
Europe pre-Assembly, Assembly 2017, LWF Assembly
31 Jan
Delegates from three LWF regions meet in Höör, Sweden
Rev. Yonas Yigezu, right, pledges to lead the Ethiopian Evangelical Church Mekane Yesus with unity and love. On left, outgoing EECMY president, Rev. Dr Wakseyoum Idosa. Photo: EECMY/Tsion Alemayehu
30 Jan
Ethiopian church elects Yonas Yigezu as president
Ethiopian Evangelical Church Mekane Yesus, EECMY, Leadership, Rev. Yonas Yigezu
30 Jan
LWF General Secretary invites EECMY to continue strong engagement in the Lutheran Communion
LWF lay leaders: studying Lutheran theology at historical sites of the Reformation and experiencing the worldwide church community.
26 Jan
First LWF seminar for lay leaders offers sound theological knowledge
Lay people, seminar, Wittenberg, Ecumenical Centre
26 Jan
"A priesthood of all believers"...
Members of the local planning team for the LWF Youth pre-Assembly. Photo: LWF/ C.Bader
23 Jan
Young Namibians excited to host global Lutheran youth gathering
Assembly 2017, Namibia, Youth pre-Assembly, Youth
23 Jan
More than 110 young Lutherans expected for LWF Youth Pre-Assembly in Ondangwa
LWF General Secretary Martin Junge invites churches to uphold the three LWF commitments for the Reformation anniversary.  Photo: LWF
2 Jan
God's Gift of Compassion
New year message 2017, New Years Message, General Secretary Martin Junge, LWF General Secretary
2 Jan
In New Year Message General Secretary Junge invites churches to seek inspiration from Reformation anniversary
A girl lights a candle at Lund Cathedral, signifying one of the five ecumenical imperatives. Photo: LWF/Albin Hillert
20 Dec
LWF Christmas message: Glory to God for unity in the Body of Christ
Christmas message, Bishop Dr Munib A. Younan
20 Dec
Bishop Munib Younan reflects on a “Gospel-centered” faithfulness
LWF President Bishop Dr Munib A. Younan (fourth right) and Christian and Muslim leaders during the solidarity visit to Cairo, Egypt. Photo: The Embassy of the Palestine, Cairo
20 Dec
Palestinian faith leaders express solidarity with the Coptic Church in Egypt
Condolence, Coptic church killings
20 Dec
LWF President Younan and Jerusalem delegation visit Cairo, denounce killings at Coptic Cathedral
Songs of praise during a worship service in Asia. Photo: LWF/C.Kästner
30 Aug
More than 74 million members in LWF’s 145 churches
Lutheran, LWF, Lutheran World Federation, Member Churches
30 Aug
Significant growth in the global South
Meeting in Suriname is another opportunity for churches to affirm that the LWF communion is a big family. Here, a youth delegate at a LAC leadership conference in La Paz, Bolivia. Photo: LWF/Eugenio Albrecht Church
26 Aug
Lutheran church in Suriname hosts LWF Assembly preparations for the Americas
LAC Pre-Assembly, 12th Assembly
26 Aug
Delegates from 19 churches and ecumenical guests are among 70 participants
LWF General Secretary Rev. Dr Martin Junge said the Asia Pre-Assembly is an opportunity for church representatives to meet, share their work and exchange ideas. Photo: LWF/A. Danielsson
17 Aug
Where churches share their gifts, enrich each other and serve the world
Asia Pre-Assembly, Reformation 2017, Reformation 500
17 Aug
LWF General Secretary Junge shares a vision for the LWF at Asia Pre-Assembly
Women delegates from LWF member churches in Asia make paper windmills at the Women in Church and Society meeting, held before the regional Pre-Assembly. Photo: LWF/A. Danielsson
15 Aug
Asian women delegates gather to prepare for the Assembly
Asia Pre-Assembly, Women, 12th Assembly
15 Aug
LWF Women on the Move program, Gender Justice Policy introduced at regional meeting
Church leaders at the LWF leaders conference last year. Photo: Johanan Celine P. Valeriano
11 Aug
Asia Pre-Assembly kicks off regional preparations for LWF Twelfth Assembly
Asia Pre-Assembly
11 Aug
Lutherans in Thailand host delegates from 54 churches
Delegates from LWF regions other than Latin America and the Caribbean will attend the 23rd Youth Congress of the Evangelical Church of the Lutheran Confession in Brazil. Photo: IECLB
15 Jul
Free to love and serve our neighbor
Evangelical Church of the Lutheran Confession in Brazil
15 Jul
Young reformers and nearly 2,000 delegates expected at Brazil's youth congress...
Council member Daniëlle Dokman makes a submission during the 20 June session of the LWF Council meeting. Photo: LWF/M. Renaux
27 Jun
Solidarity with peace building and encouragement of efforts to foster democracy
Council 2016, LWF Council 2016 resolutions
27 Jun
LWF Council 2016 resolutions
The LWF has kept a balanced budget and has adequate cash reserves, Finance Committee chairperson Christina Jackson-Skelton told the LWF Council. Photo: LWF/Marko Schoeneberg
17 Jun
Higher income, balanced budget despite financial challenges
Council 2016
17 Jun
LWF finance committee report to Council
Photo: LWF/Marko Schoeneberg
15 Jun
Pilgrims on the way to Wittenberg: a documentary in photos
Council 2016, Wittenberg pilgrimage, Reformation 2017, Reformation 500
15 Jun
More than 200 participants in the LWF Wittenberg Pilgrimage walked from the St Nicolai Church in Coswig along the Lutherweg towards Wittenberg
Radeer Attawil's story is one of many featured this year in celebration of International Women's Day. Photo: LWF/ Jerusalem
8 Mar
International Women's Day 2016
International Women's Rights Day, IWD2016, IWD, Women, women's empowerment
8 Mar
Celebrate women’s achievements, support their struggles against injustice
The hands of 84 year-old María Montezuma, a member of the Gnobe community. © ILCO communication office
18 Dec
LWF Endowment Fund enjoys strong year
Endowment Fund
18 Dec
Many small churches open coffers for the communion
MLC President Dr Rakoto Endor Modeste says the workshop highlighted sustainability and good governance as areas of importance for the Malagasy Lutheran Church. Photo: MLC
2 Nov
Madagascar: involving the whole church in service
Malagasy Lutheran Church
2 Nov
LWF workshop boosts self-reliance
LWF President Bishop Younan, centre, attends a church service in South Korea. He condemned the division between the two Koreas, saying walls incite hatred.
14 Oct
South Korea: walls between people counter peace efforts
Bishop Dr Munib A. Younan, South Korea
14 Oct
LWF PresidentYounan visits border village of Korean Peninsula