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Guest and church leadership at the anniversary celebrations of MLC. Photo: LWF
11 Jun
From a few families to a worldwide mission
11 Jun
Malagasy Lutheran Church celebrates 150 years
Malagasy Lutheran Church representatives: overseas mission coordinator Rakotondramiadana Holiharifetra, vice president Rev. Andrianjafy Octave Benil, and pastor Rev. Ravaka Ratovohery. Photo: LWF/P. Lok
14 May
African pastors serving Lutherans in Thailand
Member Churches, member relations, cross-regional relationships, south-south cooperation
14 May
Two Lutheran World Federation churches are breaking the traditional mission partnership mold.
Youth present their pre-Assembly message to the first plenary of the Twelfth Assembly, Namibia, May 2017. Photo: LWF/Albin Hillert
11 Apr
LWF youth call for revival of churches
Youth, Youth Participation, Global Young Reformers Network, Twelfth Assembly, LWF Twelfth Assembly, Assembly, Youth pre-Assembly
11 Apr
Lutheran youth have started the discussion on revival in the church.
Bishop Dr Ruben Ngozo, center, LWF Area Secretary for Africa, Rev. Dr Elieshi Mungure, to his left, and LWF Vice President for Africa, Rev. Dr Jeannette Ada Epse Maina, second from right, outside the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Cameroon. Photo: LWF
27 Feb
Strengthen communion by working more closely together
LWF Vice-President, Women, Women in Ordained Ministry, Ordained Ministry, Africa, Cameroon
27 Feb
The Lutheran communion in Cameroon would be strengthened if its two member churches worked more closely together, say LWF Vice President for Africa, Rev.
LWF president Archbishop Dr Panti Filibus Musa with participants after the joint worship. Photo: LWF/ I. Htun
7 Feb
LWF president urges member churches to stand united in Myanmar
LWF President, LWF member churches, Member Churches, peace building, peacebuilding, President Myanmar 2018
7 Feb
On his visit to Myanmar, Archbishop Dr Panti Filibus Musa, president of the Lutheran World Federation, called upon the LWF member churches in Myanmar to stand united against the forces that seek to is
Rev Robert Goyek Daga, in front of the millennium Cathedral that his church is building in the center of Garoua town. Photo: LWF/ C. Kästner
6 Feb
Diakonia and dialogue for peace
Diakonia, Interfaith, refugee, IDP, refugee camp, Livelihoods, emergency
6 Feb
Rev Robert Goyek Daga, in front of the millennium Cathedral that his church is building in the center of Garoua town. Photo: LWF/ C. Kästner
A group of LCCN women during the centennial of the church. Photo: LWF/ LCCN/ Felix Samari
26 Jan
Lutheran Church of Christ calls for an end to violence in Nigeria
Nigeria, church, conflict, Violence, peace and justice
26 Jan
The Lutheran Church of Christ in Nigeria leadership urges an end to the violence in Nigeria.
Patrick Matala head of Unicef Kananga explaining access to basic services to Anne Wangari from LWF. Photo: LWF/DRC
15 Nov
The conflict only made a dormant crisis worse
internally displaced people, Humanitarian Response, DRC
15 Nov
LWF and Evangelical Lutheran Church of Congo visit Kasai
A young girl, refugee from South Sudan, studies in Adjumani, Northern Uganda. Lack of sanitation threatens the improving school enrolment for girls. Photo: LWF/ M. Renaux
3 Nov
An issue of dignity
Child Protection, girls, Hygiene, Sanitation, Education
3 Nov
Improved sanitation to keep female students in school in Uganda
EELCO youth clear church grounds where new trees will be planted. Photo: Cedrick Y. Kitwa
25 Oct
One tree at a time
Youth, Democratic Republic of Congo, Global Young Reformers Network, Living Reformation projects
25 Oct
Young Reformers turn attention to deforestation in Congo
Participants in the Africa Region Advocacy Training Workshop on Gender and Child Rights in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. Photo: Emmanuel Kimweri, ELCT Upendo Radio
13 Oct
Integrity, the hallmark of a prophetic church leader
Economic justice, Gender Justice, Diakonia, Children's rights
13 Oct
LWF President Archbishop Musa speaks at African region workshop on gender and child rights
A girl from Somalia studies in an LWF primary school, Ali Addeh camp, Djibouti. LWF strongly advocated for girl’s education and against early marriage. Photo: LWF/ Heléne Wikström
13 Oct
“Education is light, ignorance is darkness”
Education, DWS Kenya, Refugees
13 Oct
Refugees speak about the importance of education for girls
Rev. Yonas Yigezu Dibisa, EECMY President. Photo: LWF/S. Gallay
12 Oct
With passion for the gospel and discipleship
capacity building, Reformation 2017, Reformation 500, church growth and sustainability
12 Oct
Interview with Ethiopian church leader Yonas Yigezu Dibisa
Rev. Zelda Cristina Cossa (left) and Rev. Rosa Minoria Rafael, the second group of women to be ordained in the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Mozambique, ready to “share the Word, baptize and administer the sacraments to God’s people.” Photo: Salvador Hilário Chame
3 Jul
Celebrating commitment to women's ordination in Mozambique
Women's Ordination, Reformation 2017, Reformation 500
3 Jul
Pastors Zelda Cossa and Rosa Rafael speak of new hope and dedication
“The righteous shall live by faith” is the theme of the 150th anniversary celebrations of the Malagasy Lutheran Church, inaugurated at the Masombahoaka Lutheran parish in Fianaratsoa. Photo: MLC
19 Jun
150 years of a grassroots-based revival movement
Member Churches, Reformation 2017, Diakonia, Reformation 500
19 Jun
Malagasy Lutheran Church starts year-long jubilee and Reformation anniversary
Patrick Tambure fled the Democratic Republic of the Congo with his family, because they no longer felt safe. He and four of his eight siblings have albinism. Photo: LWF/M. Renaux (2015)
24 Mar
Lutheran Bishop in Tanzania speaks up against the persecution of people with albinism
Protection, Africa, albinism, Tanzania, UN Human Rights Commission
24 Mar
LWF urges Human Rights Council to work with religious leaders
African churches have had a valuable contribution to make to the communion, Rev. Dr Martin Junge said in his address Africa Pre-Assembly. Photo: LWF/A. Weyermüller
8 Feb
Mutuality and solidarity at the heart of the communion of churches
Africa Pre-Assembly, LWF Assembly, LWF Twelfth Assembly
8 Feb
LWF General Secretary Martin Junge addresses delegates at Africa Pre-Assembly
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
Children supported by St Peter’s Child Care. Photo: LWF
1 Dec
A family like any other
HIV/AIDS, HIV and AIDS, Evangelical Lutheran Church in Southern Africa
1 Dec
A program offering love and care to children orphaned by HIV and AIDS in South Africa
1 Dec
Lutheran voices speaking up for people affected by HIV and AIDS
HIV/AIDS, HIV and AIDS, southern Africa, LWF member churches
1 Dec
World AIDS Day 2016
LWF Vice-President Bishop Dr Alex G. Malasusa believes the Joint Commemoration in Sweden will strengthen joint diaconal work by Catholics and Lutherans in Tanzania and the rest of Africa. Photo: LWF/S. Gallay
28 Oct
A moment to reduce suspicion and strengthen common work
Joint Commemoration, Joint Commemoration of the Reformation
28 Oct
Africa Vice-President Bishop Alex Malasusa says Catholic-Lutheran Commemoration is a moment to experience God’s grace
Participants in the LWF workshop at Ngaoundéré, Cameroon, included Rev. Mamadou T. Diouf (left), President of the Lutheran Church of Senegal. Photo: LWF/ David Adjia
27 Oct
Seeking innovative approaches to diaconal service
Diakonia, Human resource management
27 Oct
LWF facilitates workshop for churches in West Africa
A damaged house in Bukoba. Photo: LWF/TCRS
12 Sep
Tanzanian church and LWF support Bukoba earthquake survivors
Tanzania, earthquake, emergency relief
12 Sep
Bukoba Lutheran Bishop: Many people are “deeply shaken”
Three of the Ezulwini home-based carers, Ellen Dlamini, Caroline Motsi and Thembisile Mncina, bringing care and relief to people living with HIV. Photo: Methodist Church of Southern Africa/Bonginkosi Moyo-Bango
22 Jul
Swaziland’s door-to-door HIV carers
HIV/AIDS, Lutheran Communion in Southern Africa, Evangelical Lutheran Church in Southern Africa
22 Jul
Caring for the family, reducing stigma
Tanzanian Lutheran pastor Rev. Amin Sandewa is a founding member of the interfaith network of religious leaders living with, or personally affected by HIV. Photo: Private
22 Jul
We can go far with others in fight against HIV and stigma
HIV/AIDS, Tanzania, Evangelical Lutheran Church in Tanzania
22 Jul
Tanzanian Lutheran pastor Sandewa shares his personal experience