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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
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
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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
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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’
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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
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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
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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