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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
Nima Chhiyog Lama, 13, a seventh grader in Gatlang prepares food and takes care of her siblings before school. Surviving the earthquake is like being given a second life, she says. Photo: LWF Nepal
10 Oct
International Day of the Girl Child
April 2015 earthquake, Nepal, International Day of the Girl Child
10 Oct
Girls aim higher in earthquake-affected Gatlang
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
Evangelical Lutheran Church of Eritrea vice president, Rev. Habtom Tewolde, and General Secretary, Temesghen Berhane, visited Geneva to discuss Reformation celebrations. Photo: LWF/S. Gallay
7 Jun
Double celebration for Eritrean church
Evangelical Lutheran Church of Eritrea, Reformation
7 Jun
Church ties 150th anniversary to Reformation festivities
Bishop (Emeritus) Manas Buthelezi. Photo: LWF Archives
20 Apr
LWF mourns South Africa Bishop Buthelezi
Obituary
20 Apr
A prophetic voice with a passion for justice, peace and reconciliation
Representatives of Lutheran churches in East and Central Africa expressed solidarity with over 200 million women and girls  globally who have suffered female genital mutilation. Photo: LWF/Afram Pete
3 Mar
FGM is life threatening – end it now
3 Mar
Lutheran churches support new strategy to fight FGM
New presiding bishop of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Tanzania says the church in Tanzania needs to better serve the community. Photo: ELCT
5 Feb
Tanzania’s new Presiding Bishop Shoo underlines service to the people
Evangelical Lutheran Church in Tanzania
5 Feb
Tanzanian prime minister at installation
Churches in Africa recognize the urgent need to address the human rights issues associated with the HIV pandemic in Africa. LUCSA executive director Rev. Dr David Tswaedi leads a session of the December workshop in Johannesburg. Photo: LUCSA/Allison Westerhoff
18 Dec
Ignorance, myths and stigma “steal” life
HIV/AIDS
18 Dec
LWF furthers regional collaboration for HIV and AIDS advocacy in Africa
ELCT’s HIV and AIDS awareness building efforts includes seminars for married couples. Photo: ELCT
2 Dec
Parishioners’ support helps to fight AIDS stigma in Tanzania
HIV/AIDS, Women
2 Dec
Empowering vulnerable women helps saves lives
Fatou Haidana, 15 and paralyzed, has rejected numerous offers of marriage. A LWF sponsorship program is putting Fatou through school, enabling her to turn away suitors. Photo: LWF/C. Kästner
12 Oct
A girl is "not an item to be sold"
DWS Mauritania, girls
12 Oct
Sponsorship gives girls confidence to make own decisions