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10 Oct
2014 Nobel Peace Prize: Honoring Dedication to Freedom and Education
Education, Children, Women, Youth
10 Oct
LWF Congratulates Joint Winners Malala Yousafzay and Kailash Satyarthi
Side-event on Ebola Crisis during the 27th UNHR Council meeting. Photo: LWF/M. Spangler
25 Sep
Faith Groups Essential in Fighting Ebola
Ebola, United Nations, ACT Alliance, WCC, Humanitarian Response
25 Sep
Panel on Socio-economic and Human Rights Implications
LWF Vice-President Ms Eun-hae Kwon, introducing LWF’s interfaith approaches in advocating for climate justice, at a session of the Interfaith Summit on Climate Change in New York. Photo: LWF
24 Sep
A Spiritual Message of Hope for Climate Justice
Climate Summit 2014, United Nations, Fast for the Climate, LWF Vice-President
24 Sep
LWF Representative Kwon Offers Highlights from New York Climate Change Summits
The LWF delegation to the New York Climate events participated in the “Largest Climate March” in history, held 21 September, in New York City. Photo: #Fast for the Climate: Nikola Taylor
22 Sep
‘Here We March, We can do no other’
Climate Summit 2014, Fast for the Climate, Climate Justice, Climate Change, United Nations
22 Sep
Religions’ Visibility Matters in Historic Climate March
Martin Kopp (right), LWF delegate to the UN Climate Conference (COP19), speaks with Christina Figueres, director of UN Framework Convention on Climate Change. Photo: LWF/ Sean Hawkey
19 Sep
LWF to Participate in New York Interfaith Summit on Climate Change
LWF Vice-President, Climate Summit 2014, Climate Justice, Climate Change, Fast for the Climate, United Nations, Interfaith
19 Sep
Lutheran Delegates Host Fast at UN Summit Parallel Event
ILUGUA General Coordinator Rev. José Pilar Álvarez Cabrera. Photo: LWF/M. Haas
19 Sep
Guatemalan Lutheran Church’s Álvarez on the Importance of LWF Membership
Member Churches, Communion, Diakonia
19 Sep
Greater Visibility of Advocacy and Human Rights Work
EELCO Secretary General Mr Gilbert Ilunga Nkasa Talwa visited the LWF Communion Office in July 2014. Photo: LWF/S. Gallay
17 Sep
Moving Forward with Hope in the DRC
Member Churches, Leadership, Peace, Muslim, Communion
17 Sep
Interview with Lutheran Church Secretary General Nkasa Talwa
During the Assembly 2010 reconciliation action, the Mennonite World Conference presented the LWF with a pine foot-washing tub as a sign of commitment to a continued process of healing of memories. Photo: LWF/Erick Coll
17 Sep
Lutheran - Mennonite Dialogue Moves Closer on Peace Issues, Future Cooperation
Council 2015, Mennonite Action, LWF Assembly, Assembly 2010
17 Sep
LWF Task Force on the Mennonite Action to Present Report at LWF Council in 2015
The final ceremony of the 2014 Sant' Egidio "People and Religions" meeting in Antwerp, Belgium. Photo: Sant' Egidio
12 Sep
Make the Economy Contribute to Peace
Peace, LWF General Secretary, Economic justice
12 Sep
Junge Participates in Sant’Egidio Gathering of Religious Leaders
IDPs in Northern Iraq resting in a school. Photo: <a href="http://www.ankawa.com/">ankawa.com</a>
2 Sep
UN Human Rights Council to Send Emergency Team to Iraq to Probe Possible ISIS War Crimes
United Nations, Minorities and Indigenous People
2 Sep
LWF Calls for Humanitarian Assistance, Protection of Targeted Minority Groups
WICAS Asia 2014 meeting participants. Photo: LWF/Olivia Payung
29 Aug
WICAS Network Meeting in Asia Highlights Contribution of Women to Lutheran Reformation
Member Churches, Gender Justice Policy, Gender Justice, WICAS Asia 2014, Migrants
29 Aug
Women on the Move in Asia; When Gender Justice and Recognition Join Hands
Rev Au Sze Ngui at the 2014 WICAS Asia meeting. Photo: LWF/C. Rendón
29 Aug
Malaysia: A”Widening in the Understanding of Gender Roles”
Member Churches, Gender Justice, Gender Justice Policy, Theology, Lutheranism, WICAS Asia 2014
29 Aug
Interview with Rev. Au Sze Ngui on LWF Gender Justice Policy, WICAS ASIA Network Meeting
Young Reformers Steering Committee at Taizé. Photo: LWF/C. Kästner
29 Aug
Young Reformers Network Explores Cooperation With Taizé Community
Taizé, Fast for the Climate
29 Aug
Youth Empowerment and On-Going Reformation
Jerusalem. Photo: LWF/D. Harris
21 Aug
LWF Council Adopts Statement on Conduct on Holy Sites
Council 2014, Member Churches, Minorities and Indigenous People, LWF President, United Nations
21 Aug
Calling for Respect of Spiritually Significant Places
Participants of the Seattle Interfaith Conference discussing reform and renewal in different religious contexts. Photo: LWF/ I. Benesch
18 Aug
Interreligious Symposium Affirms the Values of Dignity, Compassion and Solidarity
Interfaith Seattle 2014, Jewish, Muslim
18 Aug
Reconcile Accountability to God, Religious Authorities and Society
LWF President Bishop Munib A. Younan (right) attending the prayer for peace in the Middle East at the Vatican. Photo: Osservatore Romano
17 Jul
“We need a miracle. We need peace”
Member Churches, Middle East, Peace, LWF President, Pope
17 Jul
LWF President Bishop Munib A. Younan Reflects on Prayer for Peace in the Middle East
Church of Norway pastor Rev. Tore Johnsen (right), at the Lutheran confessional meeting during the WCC Central Committee. Photo/WCC Marcelo Schneider
11 Jul
“Don’t let our gifts be outside the pilgrimage”
WCC
11 Jul
Lutherans Voices at WCC Central Committee Meeting
General Secretary Junge and Cardinal Koch during the presentation of From Conflict to Communion at the 2013 LWF Council in Geneva. Photo: LWF/S. Gallay
8 Jul
LWF General Secretary Junge and Cardinal Koch Share their Views on Understanding of the Church
From Conflict to Communion, LWF General Secretary, PCPCU
8 Jul
Contributions to German Internet Project “2017 gemeinsam unterwegs”
ELCG Secretary Samuel Jerry Goolsarran plants a tree at the Luther Garden in Wittenberg, Germany, on 10 June. Photo: LWF Center in Wittenberg/Annette Glaubig
27 Jun
Guyanese Church Secretary Goolsarran Reflects on the Reformation, Challenges Facing the ELCG
Luthergarden, Member Churches
27 Jun
Planting Trees as a Living Memorial to the Beginning of the Reformation
Bishop Bhanu. Photo: LWF/C. Kästner
27 Jun
Indian Churches Plan Network of Female Lawyers
Gender Justice Policy, Violence, Bishop
27 Jun
Council advisor Busi Suneel About Actions to Address Violence Against Women
Bishop Ivan Abrahams, WMC general secretary (left), and Rev. Dr Setri Nyomi, WCRC general secretary. Photo: LWF/M. Renaux
23 Jun
Ecumenical Guests Praise LWF Determination to Reach Out
LWF Council, Council 2014
23 Jun
Council Hears Ecumenical Partners
Council members vote on LWF decisions. Photo: LWF/M. Renaux
19 Jun
LWF Council Actions
Council 2014, LWF Council, Member Churches, Syria Crisis, Staff, Assembly 2017
19 Jun
Changes in Departments, Welcome to New Member Churches
Dr Minna Hietamaki presents the First Report of the Working Group on the Self-Understanding of the Lutheran Communion to Council 2014. Photo: LWF/M. Renaux
18 Jun
Mutual Accountability for the Gift of Communion in the LWF
Council 2014, Member Churches, Communion, Self-Understanding of Communion
18 Jun
Council Receives Study Outline on Self-Understanding of the Lutheran Communion
Mikka McCracken presents the report of the Committee for Advocacy and Public Voice at Council 2014. Photo: LWF/M. Renaux
17 Jun
LWF Council 2014 Adopts Public Statements
LWF Council, Council 2014, Climate Justice, Fast for the Climate, Violence, Refugees, United Nations, Member Churches
17 Jun
Interreligious Dialogue, Peace and Justice
Rev. Dr. Gloria Rojas Vargas presenting the Assembly Planning Committee report. Photo: LWF/M. Renaux
16 Jun
LWF chooses logo and theme for Twelfth LWF Assembly in 2017 in Namibia
LWF Council, Council 2014, Communion, LWF Assembly, Assembly 2017
16 Jun
500 years more of witness and service by the Lutheran Communion
Human rights advocate Kamala Chandrakirana speaking on rights for women, ethnic and religious minorities at the Council 2014 interfaith keynote panel. Photo: LWF/M. Renaux
14 Jun
Keynote Panel Addresses Interfaith Relations in Indonesia
LWF Council, Council 2014, Muslim, Violence, Member Churches
14 Jun
“Crucial Role” of Religious Groups in Society
LWF President Bishop Dr Munib A. Younan presents Pope Francis with a Salvadoran cross during a March 2013 audience.
6 Jun
LWF President Younan to Join Pope Francis in Prayer at the Vatican on Pentecost Sunday
Pope, LWF President, Peace, Middle East
6 Jun
Calls on all Lutherans to Pray for Peace in the Middle East
30 May
“Fast for the Climate” to Launch International Campaign
Member Churches, Interfaith, Climate Change, Fast for the Climate
30 May
Press Conference in Paris in Front of French Parliament Building
(l. to r.) Lutheran Bishop Jenny Chan, Catholic Cardinal John Tong, Methodist President Rev Tin-yau Yuen present the common Chinese JDDJ translation. Photo: Francis Wong
28 May
Hong Kong: Ecumenical Translation of the Joint Declaration on the Doctrine of Justification
Member Churches, JDDJ
28 May
“Show that Unity Exists”
LWF President Bishop Dr Munib A. Younan presents Pope Francis with a Salvadoran cross during a March 2013 audience. © Servizio Fotografico "L'Osservatore Romano"
28 May
Pope Francis Prayed at the Separation Wall
Pope, LWF President, Middle East, Peace, Interfaith
28 May
LWF President Reflects on Pope Francis’ Visit to the Middle East