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From left: President of the WCRC Jerry Pillay, Secretary of the Pontifical Council for Promoting Christian Unity Bishop Brian Farrell, LWF General Secretary Martin Junge, WMC President Jong Chun Park, WMC General Secretary Bishop Ivan Abrahams and WCRC General Secretary Chris Ferguson. Photo: WCRC / Anna Siggelkow
5 Jul
“In the pursuit of communion and common witness”
JDDJ
5 Jul
LWF and WCRC sign the Wittenberg Witness, as WCRC joins JDDJ ...
Rev. Dr Martin Junge, General Secretary of the Lutheran World Federation. Photo: LWF/Albin Hillert
21 May
Academic recognition of LWF’s ecumenical engagement
Ecumenical, General Secretary Martin Junge
21 May
General Secretary Junge receives University of Notre Dame honorary doctorate ...
God and Human Dignity - the result of eight years of work by the third Bilateral Working Group (BILAG III)
9 Mar
God and human dignity
Third Bilateral Working Group (BILAG III), United Evangelical Lutheran Church of Germany, VELKD, German Bishops’ Conference, God and Human Dignity
9 Mar
New study by German Lutheran and Catholic joint working group finds consensus on ethical matters
A series of daily reflections during Lent drawing on the common Anglican-Lutheran experience of God’s grace. Photo: LWF/Albin Hillert
1 Mar
Anglican-Lutheran reflections - drawing the church families closer
Lent 2017, Anglican-Lutheran relations, Lenten campaign 2017, Anglican-Lutheran International Coordinating Committee, Easter
1 Mar
An ecumenical project to mark the Reformation anniversary
Meeting of the LWF Council, Wittenberg, Germany, 15–21 June 2016. President’s address by Bishop Munib A. Younan. Photo: LWF/Marko Schoeneberg
20 Feb
An encouragement for peace-building
peace building, Peace, Ecumenical, Award
20 Feb
LWF President Younan to receive the 34th Niwano Peace Prize
Well-wishers and honorary doctor: (from left) Bishop Brian Farrell, secretary of the PCPCU; Prof. Dr Myriam Wijlens from Erfurt University, Prof. Dr Theodor Dieter with his award and Prof. Dr Michael Gabel, dean of the Catholic Theology faculty at Erfurt University. Photo: Erfurt University
15 Feb
Research prepares the ground for fruitful dialogue
Ecumenical, Theology
15 Feb
Prof. Dr Theodor Dieter to receive second honorary doctorate
Kalsen Seim contributed to the LWF’s ecumenical relations and to the wider ecumenical movement. Photo: LWF/M. Renaux
21 Nov
Tribute to Professor Turid Karlsen Seim (1945–2016)
Professor Turid Karlsen Seim, Catholic-Lutheran Commemoration of the Reformation, Lutheran-Roman Catholic Commission on Unity, Faith and Order Plenary and Standing Commissions
21 Nov
A tribute to Professor Turid Karlsen Seim (1945–2016)
Press conference following Common Prayer and Together in Hope event. Rev. Dr Martin Junge and Kurt Cardinal Koch sit at the right of the panel. Photo: LWF/Albin Hillert
3 Nov
Joint commemoration of the Reformation a 'milestone,' says Lutheran leader
Joint Commemoration, Joint Commemoration of the Reformation. Rev. Dr Martin Junge, Kurt Cardinal Koch
3 Nov
Remaining differences need to be addressed with a view to unity
The Salvadoran cross, commissioned by artist Christian Chavarria Ayala for the joint commemoration, was carried in the procession at the beginning of the service. The cross depicts the triune God´s creative, reconciling and sanctifying work. Photo: LWF/M. Renaux
2 Nov
Common Prayer in Lund Cathedral in photos
Joint Commemoration, Joint Commemoration of the Reformation
2 Nov
Prayer service in Lund Cathedral moves Catholics and Lutherans toward greater cooperation
Five candles were lit by children to symbolize five joint commitments to grow in communion. Credit: Magnus Aronson/Ikon
1 Nov
Lutherans and Catholics gather in Lund for joint service to overcome past divisions
Joint Commemoration, Joint Commemoration of the Reformation
1 Nov
A commitment to move together in hope
Michel Roy from Caritas Internationalis, the arena host, and Maria Immonen from LWF's World Service at the signing of the declaration at Together in Hope. Photo: Mikael Ringlander/Church of Sweden
31 Oct
A new beginning for Lutheran and Catholic aid agencies
Joint Commemoration, Joint Commemoration of the Reformation
31 Oct
LWF World Service and Caritas Internationalis sign Declaration of Intent for cooperation
Pope Francis and Antje Jackelén, Archbishop of Uppsala, offer each other the peace of Christ during the joint commemoration in Lund Cathedral. Photo: Church of Sweden/Mikael Ringlander
31 Oct
God’s gift of unity
Joint Commemoration, Joint Commemoration of the Reformation
31 Oct
Pope Francis, LWF President Younan and General Secretary Junge inaugurate historic commemoration of the Reformation
Pope Francis talks to Pranita Biswasi and Rose Lokonyen, foreground, two presenters who offered testimonies at Together in Hope. Bishop Dr Munib Younan, LWF President, stands to the right. Photo: Mikael Ringlander/Ikon
31 Oct
Serving the neighbor together in hope
Joint Commemoration, Joint Commemoration of the Reformation
31 Oct
LWF President Younan and Pope Francis call for joint witness in a fragmented world
Kurt Cardinal Koch (President of the Pontifical Council for Promoting Christian Unity), Bishop Munib Younan (President of the Lutheran World Federation), Pope Francis, Reverend Dr Martin Junge (General Secretary of the Lutheran World Federation) lead the joint commemoration in Lund Cathedral. Photo: Church of Sweden/Magnus Aronson
31 Oct
Press release: Rediscovering who we are in Christ
Joint Commemoration, Joint Commemoration of the Reformation
31 Oct
Historic Joint Commemoration of the Reformation in Lund Cathedral
Bishop Johan Tyrberg (photo: Camilla Lindskog), Rev. Lena Sjöstrand, Father Johan Lindén. Photos: Maria Lundström
29 Oct
Lund Catholic and Lutheran church leaders anticipate historic commemoration of the Reformation
Joint Commemoration, Joint Commemoration of the Reformation
29 Oct
Hope for renewed ecumenical initiatives
 LWF Vice-President for North America Bishop Susan Johnson:  There was a time when I would have thought such an event was impossible. Photo: LWF/P. Mumia
29 Oct
A beacon of hope to the world today
Joint Commemoration, Joint Commemoration of the Reformation, Bishop Susan Johnson
29 Oct
Canadian National Bishop Johnson says Joint Commemoration affirms ecumenical and diaconal calling
Lund mayor Lennart Prytz and Church of Sweden pastor Carl-Gustav Andrén look forward to Monday's joint commemoration. Photos: Maria Lundström
29 Oct
Making history again in a city of students and of ideas
Joint Commemoration, Joint Commemoration of the Reformation
29 Oct
Former Vice-Chancellor of Lund University Andrén and Lund Mayor Prytz share their excitement about the Joint Commemoration ...
LWF climate justice advocate Sunemia Pranita Biswasi looks forward to witnessing an important step for Lutherans and Catholics. Photo: LWF/Ryan Rodrick Beiler
28 Oct
Indian climate justice activist to speak at Joint Catholic-Lutheran Commemoration in Sweden
Joint Commemoration
28 Oct
Pranita Biswasi seeks solidarity across generations for the sake of the planet
LWF Vice-President Bishop Dr Alex G. Malasusa believes the Joint Commemoration in Sweden will strengthen joint diaconal work by Catholics and Lutherans in Tanzania and the rest of Africa. Photo: LWF/S. Gallay
28 Oct
A moment to reduce suspicion and strengthen common work
Joint Commemoration, Joint Commemoration of the Reformation
28 Oct
Africa Vice-President Bishop Alex Malasusa says Catholic-Lutheran Commemoration is a moment to experience God’s grace
The Lutheran World Federation and the Roman Catholic churches will make a new commitment to jointly respond to human need around the world.
27 Oct
Joint press release: “Concrete action by Lutherans and Catholics in service of the world’s poor”
Joint Commemoration, Joint Commemoration of the Reformation
27 Oct
Joint Lutheran-Catholic Commemoration in Sweden to highlight aid cooperation
 LWF Vice-President Dr Gloria Rojas Vargas says 31 October is marked as a national holiday in Chile, dedicated to Evangelical and Protestant Churches. Photo: LWF
26 Oct
Responding to Jesus’ prayer that ‘all may be one’
Joint Commemoration, Joint Comemoration of the Reformation
26 Oct
Chilean theologian Rojas says joint Reformation commemoration resonates with local initiatives
LWF Vice-President Bishop Dr Tamás Fabiny hopes intercommunion would still come true during the lifetime of his generation. Photo: LWF/M. Renaux
21 Oct
A common testimony in a divided world
Joint Commemoration
21 Oct
LWF Vice-President Fabiny prays intercommunion will still come true
During a visit to the LWF, German Bishops Dr Karl-Hinrich Manzke (Lutheran) and Dr Gerhard Feige (Catholic) expressed great appreciation for the growing relationships between Lutherans and Catholics globally and locally. Photo: LWF/S. Gallay
14 Oct
Growing mutual trust between Catholics and Lutherans
Catholic-Lutheran Commemoration of the Reformation, Lund, Malmö, Joint Commemoration
14 Oct
German bishops say strong ecumenical and joint diaconal efforts underpin relations
More tickets have been released for the Malmö Arena event, Together in Hope. Photo: News Øresund, Malmö, Sweden (CC-BY)
12 Oct
More tickets released for Joint Catholic-Lutheran Commemoration in Malmö Arena, Sweden
Joint Ecumenical Commemoration, Joint Commemoration
12 Oct
Guests from around the world to speak at event
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
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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