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LWF President Bishop Dr Munib A. Younan. Photo: LWF/M. Renaux
16 Jun
A community of love
Council 2016, President Bishop Dr Munib A. Younan
16 Jun
LWF President Younan’s Address to Council
Photo: LWF/Marko Schoeneberg
15 Jun
Pilgrim Station, Opening worship, "Heavenly Cross" inauguration in the Luther Garden - The day in pictures
Council 2016, Heavenly Cross, pilgrimage, Wittenberg
15 Jun
A look back at the day's events. ...
Luther Garden architect Andreas Kipar, right, explains the elements of the art installation, Heavenly Cross, moments before it is unveiled. Looking on are LWF General Secretary Martin Junge, left, German President Joachim Gauck, LWF President Bishop Dr Munib A. Younan and General Secretary of the German National Committee of the LWF, Norbert Denecke, during the unveiling of the Heavenly Cross in the Luther Garden in Wittenberg, Germany. Photo: LWF/Marko Schoeneberg
15 Jun
“Heavenly Cross” inaugurated at Luther Garden
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15 Jun
LWF leaders and German President Gauck unveil work of art
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
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
LWF Council member Bishop em. Dr Zephania Kameeta raised a lit latern, saying the “hot phase” of Assembly preparations had begun. Photo: DNK/LWB, F. Hübner
3 Jun
The lantern is lit: official launch of LWF Assembly preparations
LWF Twelfth Assembly, Namibia
3 Jun
LWF President Younan, Namibian Vice President Iyambo at launch
Lund Cathedral common prayer service will be based on recently published Catholic-Lutheran “Common Prayer” liturgical guide. Photo: Church of Sweden
1 Jun
Joint Ecumenical Commemoration to be held in Lund Cathedral and Malmö Arena
Reformation 2017, Joint Ecumenical Commemoration, Lund, Joint Commemoration, Reformation 500
1 Jun
Joint commemoration: liturgy in Lund Cathedral and public event in Malmö Arena open to wider participation
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 child at Casa Abierta in Carpio, San José, plants one of the first trees to mark ILCO's observance of the 500th anniversrary of the Reformation. Photo: Geraldina Álvarez
25 Nov
500 trees, 500 faces for the Reformation anniversary
COP21, Lutheran Costa Rican Church, ILCO, Reformation 2017, Reformation 500
25 Nov
An opportunity to learn about the Lutheran Costa Rican Church
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
From Conflict to Communion describes jointly the history of the Reformation by the Lutherans and Roman Catholics. In telling the story together, they offer a powerful witness to a fragmented world, says Rev. Dr Martin Junge. Photo: LWF/S.Gallay
15 Oct
Joint ecumenical witness towards inclusion and inter-dependence
Rev. Dr Martin Junge, Lutheran-Roman Catholic relations
15 Oct
Junge’s perspective on “From Conflict to Communion” in Scherer Lecture at Chicago ...
The Reformation study booklets are an ideal resource to guide churches toward the 2017 anniversary. Photo: S. Gallay
15 Oct
Reformation Day 2015: invitation to reflect on theme, Liberated by God’s Grace
Reformation Day, Rev. Dr Martin Junge, Lutheranism, Reformation 2017, Reformation 500
15 Oct
LWF General Secretary’s letter urges member churches to think about what it means to be liberated by God’s grace
The Piazza Martin Lutero constitutes an ecumenical witness in the daily life of residents and visitors to Rome, says Lutheran pastor Rev. Jens-Martin Kruse (right), who witnessed the inauguration of the public square with hundreds of parish members including Rev. Per Edler (left) of the Swedish-speaking congregation. Photo: Silke Kruse
24 Sep
Piazza Martin Lutero in Rome, a reminder to care for the poor
ecumenical relations, Martin Luther, Reformation 2017, Reformation 500
24 Sep
An important ecumenical witness for Christians
20 Jul
“Seeing with the eyes of the others”
From Conflict to Communion, Lutheran-Roman Catholic dialogue, Prof. Dr Theodor Dieter
20 Jul
Prof. Dr Theodor Dieter on the Lutheran-Roman Catholic Dialogue
Participants at the 2014 LWF European church leadership gathering in Rome, hosted by the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Italy. Photo: Gerhard Frey-Reininghaus
7 May
Norway’s Lutherans co-host LWF church leadership gathering
European church leadership consultation
7 May
“Liberated by God’s grace” for witness in Europe
Bishop emeritus Dr Zephania Kameeta, ELCRN, at the symposium. Photo: LWF/H. Martinussen
19 Mar
Namibia Welcomes Global Lutheran Communion
Assembly 2017, Reformation 2017, Reformation 500
19 Mar
Hundreds Attend Public Symposium on LWF Assembly
Photo: Szilard Szabo
4 Feb
A Reformation Anniversary Platform for LWF Member Churches
Reformation, Assembly 2017, Reformation 2017, From Conflict to Communion, Reformation 500
4 Feb
“Connect, Contribute, Participate”
(Left to right) Bishop Dr Karl-Hinrich Manzke, LWF General Secretary Rev. Martin Junge, Kurt Cardinal Koch and Bishop Dr Gerhard Feige at the presentation of the results of the internet project “2017 – Together on the Way” in Rome. Photo: LWF-GNC/F. Hübner
19 Dec
‘Epoch-Making Turning Point’ from Conflict to Communion
Lutheran-Roman Catholic dialogue, vatican
19 Dec
LWF and the Vatican Announce Common Liturgical Material for 2017
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/E. Neuenfeldt
23 Oct
Connect, Participate and Contribute to the Lutheran Reformation
Reformation 2017, Reformation 500
23 Oct
LWF General Secretary Invites Churches to 2015-2017 Process
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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16 Jun
500 years more of witness and service by the Lutheran Communion
Bishops Malasusa and Kameeta and Ms Colleen Cunningham at the Marangu meeting. Photo: ELCT/Elizabeth Lobulu
10 Apr
LWF Member Churches in Africa Look Forward to the 2015 Marangu Jubilee Celebrations
Leadership, Member Churches, LWF Vice-President
10 Apr
Marangu conference is key to unity, dignity and integrity