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LWF General Secretary Junge and PCPCU President Koch. Photo: LWF/S. Gallay
11 Oct
Together in hope
LWF General Secretary Martin Junge, PCPCU President Koch, Joint Commemoration
11 Oct
Joint article by LWF General Secretary Junge and PCPCU President Koch
Rev. Tham Wan Yee, of the Assemblies of God in Malaysia, and Rev. Dr Cheryl Peterson, of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America. Lutherans and Pentecostals have begun a five-year dialogue to seek better understanding. Photo: LWF/Rev. Dr Kaisamari Hintikka
5 Oct
Lutheran-Pentecostal dialogue aims to create better understanding and witness
Pentecostal-Lutheran relations
5 Oct
First conversations on theological and spiritual traditions take place
LWF General Secretary Rev. Dr Martin Junge attended the World Day of Prayer for Peace, in Assisi, Italy. Only by relinquishing their greed and perceived freedom to expoit natural resources at will would human beings secure the future of life, he said. Photo: Catholic Community of Sant’Egidio
23 Sep
The thirst for peace – a call for intensified dialogue between religions and cultures
World Day of Prayer for Peace
23 Sep
LWF General Secretary Junge participates at inter-religious gathering in Assisi
Chile’s Lutheran Bishops Izani Bruch (left) and Siegfried Sander, in Paramaribo, Suriname, during the LWF Pre-Assemblies for Latin America and the Caribbean, and North America, where the Reformation anniversary was one of the main topics. Photo: LWF/Hubert Hermelijn
16 Sep
Encounters to deepen dialogue towards church unity
From Conflict to Communion, Roman Catholic-Lutheran
16 Sep
Catholics in Chile endorse ‘From Conflict to Communion’ proposals for joint action with Lutherans
Malmö Arena will be the site of the Joint Ecumenical Commemoration on 31 October in Lund, Sweden. Photo: Creative Commons
6 Sep
Together in Hope in Malmö Arena
Lund, Joint Ecumenical Commemoration, Reformation 2017, Reformation Day, Joint Commemoration, Reformation 500
6 Sep
Tickets available for the Joint Ecumenical Commemoration
LWF General Secretary Rev. Dr Martin Junge takes part in the LWF Wittenberg Pilgrimage, June 2016. He says the Lutheran – Catholic commemoration of the Reformation anniversary offers a beautiful opportunity to express the common hope we all have in Christ. Photo: LWF/Marko Schoeneberg
8 Aug
Many ways to take part in Joint Commemoration of the Reformation
Joint Ecumenical Commemoration, Lutheran-Roman Catholic dialogue
8 Aug
LWF General Secretary Martin Junge shares details about preparations for event in Lund and Malmö
LWF Council member Bishop Aaron Chuan Ching Yap says the international Lutheran-Catholic dialogue provides impetus for Malaysia’s Christians to move forward and embrace each other in a spirit of reconciliation. Photo: LWF
14 Jul
Lutheran-Catholic dialogue inspires closer church cooperation in Malaysia
DTPW, DMD, Ecumenical. Malaysia, Reformation 2017, Lutheran-Roman Catholic dialogue, Lutheran-Roman Catholic Commission on Unity, Reformation 500
14 Jul
Interview with Bishop Aaron Yap
Representatives of the major partners of the LWF, with which it has dialgoue, greeted the Council on behalf of their organizations. Photos: LWF/Marko Schoeneberg, M. Renaux and F. Hübner
23 Jun
Stronger partnerships, deeper ecumenical relationships
Council 2016, ecumenical greetings
23 Jun
Greetings by LWF’s dialogue partners 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. ...
Pilgrims on the way from Coswig to Wittenberg. Photo LWF/Marko Schoeneberg
14 Jun
Lutherans discuss ecumenical commemoration of the Reformation
Council 2016, Wittenberg pilgrimage, Reformation 2017, Reformation 500
14 Jun
LWF Wittenberg Pilgrimage started today ...
Members of the Anglican-Lutheran International Coordinating Committee at work  during their last meeting, May 2016, in Adelaide, Australia. Co-chairperson Bishop Michael Pryse is third from the left. Photo: Paul March
8 Jun
A catalyst for Anglican-Lutheran relations
Bishop Michael Pryse
8 Jun
Interview with Canadian Bishop Michael Pryse
The fourth meeting of the International Trilateral Dialogue Commission in Colombia was an opportunity to hear how the local churches are promoting peace and reconciliation. Photo: LWF
16 Mar
Ecumenical witness for peace and reconciliation in Colombia
International Trilateral Dialogue Commission in Colombia
16 Mar
Catholic, Lutheran and Mennonite Trilateral Dialogue Commission on Baptism
LWF and ILC representatives met at the International Lutheran Center in Wittenberg, Germany. Photo: ILC
8 Mar
Global Lutheran bodies discuss the journey from conflict to communion
ILC, Ecumenical
8 Mar
Interaction with each other at local and global levels
The Catholic-Lutheran commemoration in Lund, Sweden, is an important opportunity for Catholics and Lutherans to remember that the reconciliation to which God calls them is for the unity of the Church of Christ and of the world. Photo: LWF/S. Gallay
4 Feb
‘What unites us is stronger than what divides us’
Lutheran-Roman Catholic dialogue, Lutheran-Roman Catholic Commission on Unity, Lund, Common Prayer, Commemoration, Reformation 2017, Reformation 500
4 Feb
Joint commemoration in Lund is a bold step to deepen relations between Lutherans and Catholics
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
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 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
LWF General Secretary Rev. Martin Junge. Photo: Andrew Wilson
23 Apr
50 Years of Shaping LWF’s Ecumenical Vision
Institute for Ecumenical Research, Ecumenical, From Conflict to Communion, PCPCU, Reformation 2017, Lutheranism, Lutheran-Roman Catholic dialogue, Reformation 500
23 Apr
Junge: ‘Many Good Reasons to Celebrate’ Support from Strasbourg Institute
LWF and ILC representatives at the January 2015 meeting in Geneva. Photo: LWF/S. Gallay
29 Jan
Global Lutheran Bodies Commit to Regular Discussions
ILC, Lutheranism
29 Jan
LWF and ILC Continue Dialogue in Annual Meeting
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
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
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
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”
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
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
(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”