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 Community consultation in Mozambique prior to UN human rights investigations. Photo: LWF/ S. Oftadeh
21 Jan
Human rights remain a challenge in Mozambique
DWS Mozambique, Human Rights, UPR, Universal Periodic Review
21 Jan
Mixed feedback after Universal Periodic Review
“The call to protect the vulnerable is part of our deepest faith convictions,” LWF General Secretary Rev. Dr Martin Junge told participants at the Geneva conference. Photo: LWF/S. Gallay
19 Jan
We must address root causes of the refugee crisis
Human Rights, Refugees. Displaced person, European refugee crisis
19 Jan
Strategic cooperation with faith-based organizations makes a critical difference
Rev. Martin Junge (left) and Cardinal Koch. Photo: LWF/S. Gallay
8 Jan
Press Release: A joint Catholic-Lutheran “Common Prayer” for 500 years of Reformation
Roman Catholic-Lutheran, Lutheran-Roman Catholic dialogue, Lutheran-Roman Catholic Commission on Unity, Reformation 2017, Reformation 500
8 Jan
General Secretary Junge and Cardinal Koch send liturgical guide to church leaders
A little boy watches a football game in a child friendly space, Gendrassa refugee camp, South Sudan. Photo: LWF/ C. Kästner
5 Jan
"Every single one counts under God's reign”
New Years Message, General Secretary Martin Junge, Martin Luther
5 Jan
2016 New Year Message from the LWF General Secretary
Youth hold symbols of creation during an ecumenical celebration at the Cathredral of Notre Dame de Paris during the COP 21 climate talks taking place in nearby Le Bourget, 3 December 2015 Photo: LWF/Ryan Rodrick Beiler
10 Dec
Caring for creation – a bridge between church and society
Climate Change, Climate Justice, Fast for the Climate. Interfaith. COP 21, Youth, Paris, Youth Participation
10 Dec
LWF climate advocates learn about French church eco-justice initiatives
Leaders of Protestant churches in France, Rev. Laurent Schlumberger, Rev. François Clavairoly and Rev. Dr Jean Ravalitera meet LWF General Secretary Rev. Dr Martin Junge (fourth from left) and the COP21 LWF delegtation, in Paris. Photo: LWF/Ryan Rodrick Beiler
10 Dec
Churches stand side by side in fight against climate change
Climate Change, Climate Justice, COP21, Youth Participation, Fast for the Climate. Interfaith
10 Dec
COP 21 delegates learn about unique challenges, advantages for churches
Escorted by a Czech volunteer (in the high-visibility vest), refugees approach the border into Croatia near the Serbian village of Berkasovo. Photo: Paul Jeffrey
10 Dec
Strategies to counter terrorism engender more violence
Human Rights, Human Rights Day
10 Dec
Joint Statement by LWF President and General Secretary on Human Rights Day
Two crucifixes remain upright in the remnants of an Indonesian church burned in October 2015. Photo: LWF Indonesia
9 Dec
Human Rights Day: Crying out for freedom to worship in Indonesia
Lutheran World Federation Indonesia National Committee
9 Dec
Indonesian Lutheran congregations seek support to end religious marginalization
LWF partner ACT Alliance action on loss and damage, on the main concourse of the UN climate talks COP21 being held in Paris. © Sean Hawkey/WCC
7 Dec
“Leave no one behind”
COP21, Climate Justice, Climate Change, Interfaith, Youth Participation, Paris
7 Dec
COP 21 must tackle climate risks of the poorest and most vulnerable
An interfaith group of religious leaders sits in front of empty trays during a public action promoting the Fast for the Climate campaign during the COP21 UN climate summit in Paris, France. Photo: LWF/R. Rodrick Beiler
2 Dec
Faith leaders urge action at UN climate talks
COP21, Climate Justice, Climate Change, Youth Participation, Interfaith, Fast for the Climate
2 Dec
Junge’s emphasis on intergenerational justice at “Fast for the Climate” initiative
Christiana Figueres, Executive Secretary of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change, dances with Archbishop Thabo Makgoba of South Africa to celebrate some 1.8 million signatures on an interfaith petition for climate justice during the COP21 climate summit in Paris, France. Photo: LWF/R. Rodrick Beiler
29 Nov
Nearly 2 million people-of-faith petition on the eve of COP21
Climate Change, COP21, Fast for the Climate. Interfaith. COP 21, Youth, Climate Justice Climate Change
29 Nov
LWF delegation participates at the "Faith in Climate Justice" Day...
LWF and ACT Alliance delegates take part in side event at COP20 negotiations in Lima, Peru.  Photo:  LWF/Sean Hawkey
27 Nov
UN climate summit results vital for world’s future
COP21, Fast for the Climate. Interfaith, Climate Change, Youth, Youth Participation, Climate Justice, Paris
27 Nov
LWF, ACT Alliance and WCC jointly call for a fair, ambitious agreement
LWF President, Bishop Munib Younan, General Secretary, Rev. Dr Martin Junge and young council members advocate for climate justice. Photo: LWF/Sean Hawkey
26 Nov
Climate change is not an abstract reality for the Lutheran communion
COP21, Youth Participation, Fast for the Climate. Interfaith, Climate Change, Climate Justice
26 Nov
Youth and General Secretary lead the LWF at Paris talks
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
A monument marks the Arctic Circle in Saltfjellet, Norway. Snow previously covered these mountaintops all year round. Photo: Ryan Rodrick Beiler
23 Nov
Getting ready for a “Climate Train” to Paris
COP21, Climate Change, Climate Justice, Paris, Norway, indigenous people
23 Nov
Norwegian youth see the “urgency” for indigenous people
Women’s centre in Kingston, Jamaica, offering education to young mothers so they can continue their education after giving birth. Photo: WCC/Peter Williams
19 Nov
Faith-based coalition promotes 16 days of activism to overcome violence against women and girls
16 Days of Activism to end gender-based violence
19 Nov
From peace in the home to peace in the world: make education safe for all
The visit by Pope Francis was a source of strength and encouragement along the path towards Christian unity, said Rome's Lutheran pastor Rev. Jens-Martin Kruse. Photo: Silke Kruse
16 Nov
Lutherans and Catholics walking together in service to the poor
Pope Francis
16 Nov
Pope Francis at prayer service with Rome’s Lutheran congregation
A Dalit woman in Nepal. Implementing the Discrimination and Untouchability Act of 2011, which abolishes caste discrimination, is a major human rights challenge in Nepal. Photo: LWF/Lucia de Vries
16 Nov
Human rights: Myanmar and Nepal accept LWF recommendations
DWS Myanmar, Universal Periodic Review, UPR, Myanmar, Nepal
16 Nov
Giving communities a voice on the international stage
Photo: Stephen Gibson/photohome.co.uk
14 Nov
LWF decries massive loss of lives in Beirut and Paris attacks
Human Rights, Theology, Violence, LWF General Secretary, Terroism
14 Nov
Younan and Junge encourage people of faith to strengthen peace efforts
Participants at LWF's conference, "Global Perspectives on the Reformation" in Windhoek, Namibia.
2 Nov
Social transformation through concrete and contextual theology
Interactions between theology, Lutheran theology, Public theology, Reformation 2017, Reformation 500
2 Nov
Message from LWF conference in Windhoek
LWF General Secretary Rev. Dr Martin Junge tells participants at the Global Perspectives on the Reformation conference: uphold the importance of freedom as a key insight of Lutheran Reformation.  Photo: LWF/I. Benesch
29 Oct
LWF General Secretary keynote presentation on global perspectives on the Reformation
Reformation, Global Perspective on Reformation, Reformation Day, Reformation 2017, Theology, Reformation 500
29 Oct
A theology that calls attention to exclusion amidst merciless competition
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
 Joint faith and spiritual leaders present statement to Christiana Figueres, Executive Secretary of the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change. Photo:  Sean Hawkey
20 Oct
LWF joins faith communities’ call for ambitious Paris outcome
COP21, Climate Change, Climate Justice, Fast for the Climate. Interfaith
20 Oct
Climate change is a threat to life
Dr Helen Kijo-Bisimba, of Tanzania (left), and Rev. Solange Yumba wa Nkulu, DRC, at the women’s rights advocacy training in Geneva. Photo: LWF/P. Mumia
10 Jul
Strengthening advocacy capacity for women’s rights in faith-based organizations
women's advocacy, WICAS, Gender Justice, women's human rights, advocacy training
10 Jul
LWF and partners workshop facilitates access to UN mechanisms
LWF Councillors vote to not invest in fossil fuels. Photo: LWF/S. Gallay
23 Jun
LWF announces decision not to invest in fossil fuels
Climate Justice, Council 2015, LWF Council 2015, Climate Change, fossil fuels
23 Jun
Speaking up and acting for Climate Justice as People of Faith
Theology, Leadership and Gender Justice
27 Feb
Celebrating the 500th Anniversary with "Women on the Move"
Women in Ordained Ministry, Diakonia. Theology, Lutheranism, Gender, Gender Justice Policy
27 Feb
News in Brief
A street leader with his children in front of a half collapsed tent which is used as a Mosque. Photo: LWF/ J. Pfattner
9 Jan
Winter Storm Causes Destruction in Za’atari Refugee Camp
Refugees, Syria Crisis, Displaced Persons
9 Jan
Refugees in Camps and Host Communities Most Vulnerable to Extreme Weather
Bishop Dr Munib A. Younan. Photo: LWF/M. Renaux
20 Nov
LWF President Bishop Younan Awarded Honorary Doctorate for Peace Work
Bishop, Interfaith, Interreligious Dialogue, Justice, Peace, LWF President, Leadership
20 Nov
Calls for Bridges of Hope and Reconciliation in Middle East
Participants at the panel discussion on the 2017 Reformation anniversary. Photo: Gerhard Frey-Reininghaus
31 Oct
Jubilee of Lutheran – Catholic Dialogue Is a Time to Express Hope
PCPCU, From Conflict to Communion, LWF Vice-President, Europe Meeting 2014, Lutheran-Roman Catholic dialogue, Roman Catholic, vatican, Lutheranism, Ecumenical, Reformation 2017, Reformation Day, Member Churches, Reformation 500
31 Oct
PCPCU President Cardinal Koch Speaks at LWF European Church Leaders’ Conference
Photo: LWF/M. Renaux
15 Oct
Reformation Day Online: Virtual Choir, Critical Theological Debates
Member Churches, Reformation Day, Theology, Communion, LWF General Secretary, LWF Vice-President, GYRN First Virtual Conference
15 Oct
Hundreds to Explore Christian Faith and Lutheran Identity in First Virtual Conference of Global Young Reformers