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Rev. Dr Frank Otfried July, LWF Council member and Bishop of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Württemberg. Photo: EMH/Gottfried Stoppel
17 May
Getting to know the diversity of a denominational family
Voices from the Communion, cooperation, member church, Peace, Creation, Menonite-Lutheran relations, Pentecostal-Lutheran relations, church growth and sustainability, Orthodox Lutheran relations, Lutheran-Roman Catholic relations, church unity
17 May
Rev. Dr Frank Otfried July talks about perspectives gained from his multiple engagements for the Lutheran communion, as well as the situation of the churches in Germany, especially the Evangelical...
Attending the service as guests of honor: WMC President Rev. Dr JC Park; LWF General Secretary Rev. Dr Martin Junge; Kurt Cardinal Koch, President of the Pontifical Council for Promoting Christian Unity (Roman Catholic Church); Very Rev. Dr Sarah Rowland Jones, Dean of St Davids Cathedral in Wales (Anglican Communion); and WCRC General Secretary Rev. Dr Chris Ferguson. Photo: Peter Ringenberg/University of Notre Dame
27 Mar
Ecumenical prayer service on opening day of JDDJ consultation
JDDJ, Catholic, Ecumenical, ecumenical relations, Joint Declaration on the Doctrine of Justification, PCPCU, Anglican, reformed church, Lutheran-Roman Catholic dialogue, Methodist
27 Mar
An ecumenical prayer service in the Basilica of the Sacred Heart at the University of Notre Dame in Indiana, United States, marked the opening of a three-day consultation of five Christian World...
Participants attending the Colloquium at the Paris Institute for Advanced Studies in Ecumenism listen to LWF General Secretary Rev. Dr Martin Junge giving his keynote address. Photo: Ivan Karageorgiev/Unité des Chrétiens
18 Mar
Paris conference marks 20 years of Joint Declaration on the Doctrine of Justification
Catholic, Ecumenical, ecumenical relations, Joint Declaration on the Doctrine of Justification, JDDJ, PCPCU, Anglican, reformed church, Lutheran-Roman Catholic dialogue
18 Mar
To mark the 20th anniversary of the Joint Declaration on the Doctrine of Justification by the LWF and the Roman Catholic Church, an ecumenical gathering in Paris examined its role in inter-church...
LWF Secretary General Rev Dr. Martin Junge speaking at a colloquium organized by the Institute of Advanced Ecumenical Studies of the Catholic University of Paris. Photo: Stephen Brown
13 Mar
JDDJ: Building bridges of reconciliation and theological understanding
Catholic, Ecumenical, ecumenical relations, Joint Declaration on the Doctrine of Justification, JDDJ, PCPCU, Anglican, reformed church
13 Mar
Speaking on 12 March at a colloquium in Paris, jointly organized by the Orthodox, Protestant and Catholic theology faculties, the LWF General Secretary Rev. Dr Martin Junge looked back to the signing...
LWF vice president for Central Eastern Europe Archbishop Urmas Viilma. Photo: LWF/Albin Hillert
12 Oct
“Cooperation is needed today, not isolation”
Congress of Leaders of World and Traditional Religions, SDGs, Waking the Giant, Peace-building, peacebuilding, peace building, tolerance, Archbishop, LWF Vice-President, LWF Vice-President for Central Eastern Europe
12 Oct
In a world marked by insecurity and injustice, religious leaders need to jointly contribute to the wellbeing of all, LWF vice president for Central Eastern Europe, Archbishop Urmas Viilma, has told...
LWF President Musa and WCC General Secretary Tveit meeting at the LWF Council 2018 in Geneva. Photo: LWF/Albin Hillert
3 Jul
Ecumenical greetings to 2018 Council
council, Council 2018, ecumenical greetings, Anglican-Lutheran relations, Pentecostal-Lutheran relations, Menonite-Lutheran relations, Lutheran-Roman Catholic relations, World Council of Churches
3 Jul
LWF ecumenical partners have praised the LWF for deep commitment to ecumenism in greetings to the LWF 2018 Council.
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
The LWF Council endorsed the report of the Mennonite task force at its June meeting. It was part of recommendations from the Committee for Theology and Ecumenical Relations, presented by its chairperson, Presiding Bishop Dr Miloš Klátik, Evangelical Church of the Augsburg Confession in the Slovak Republic. Photo: LWF/M. Renaux
1 Jul
Lutherans and Mennonites forge closer relations in practical ways
Mennonite Action, Bearing Fruit
1 Jul
Churches, theological education institutions to receive “Bearing Fruit” report
Council member Daniëlle Dokman makes a submission during the 20 June session of the LWF Council meeting. Photo: LWF/M. Renaux
27 Jun
Solidarity with peace building and encouragement of efforts to foster democracy
Council 2016, LWF Council 2016 resolutions
27 Jun
LWF Council 2016 resolutions
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
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
Participants of the trilateral dialogue in Elspeet. Photo: Alfred Neufelt/MWC
20 Feb
Lutherans, Catholics and Mennonites at Halfway Point in Trilateral Dialogue
Roman Catholic, Mennonite Action
20 Feb
Commission Studies Baptismal Practices and Traditions
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
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
Rev. Prof. Dr Timothy Wengert, member of the LWF Task Force on the Mennonite Action. Photo: Ivo Huber
9 Aug
Reading Confessions in Life-Giving Ways
Peace
9 Aug
Apology to Mennonites Brings Convergence on Peace