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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...
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 Archbishop Dr Panti Filibus Musa and His All-Holiness the Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew I, together after Vespers at the Stavropegial Monastery of the Life-giving Spring at Baloukli, on Sunday 10 June. Photo: LWF/ A. S. Danielsson
12 Jun
Strengthening relationships between LWF and Orthodox Church
Ecumenical, ecumenical relations, Orthodox Lutheran relations, LWF President, LWF General Secretary
12 Jun
The dialogue between the LWF and the Orthodox Church has been ongoing without interruption since 1981. It is entering a new phase which will focus on the work of the Holy Spirit in the Church.
The Lutheran - Orthodox Joint Commission gathered for its 17th Plenary Session in Helsinki, Finland, from 7-14 November.
21 Nov
Lutherans and Orthodox finalize statement on ordained ministry
Orthodox Lutheran relations, Ordained Ministry
21 Nov
Commission members commemorate 2017 Reformation anniversary
Bishop Emeritus Donald McCoid said image of the Orthodox Church in council should inspire all Christians. Photo: ELCA
1 Jul
Lutherans represented at historic Orthodox Church council meeting
Orthodox-Lutheran
1 Jul
Emphasis on dialogue with other Christians
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
Lutheran-Orthodox Joint Commission co-chairperson Bishop emeritus Dr Christoph Klein (left) and Rev. Dr Kaisamari Hintikka, LWF Assistant General Secretary for Ecumenical Relations, at the Rhodes meeting. Photo: Koufos Images
7 May
Lutheran-Orthodox Commission to celebrate Reformation anniversary
Orthodox Lutheran relations, Reformation 2017, Reformation 500
7 May
Preparations towards final statement on ordained ministry/priesthood
Dr Jennifer Wasmuth Photo: Kenneth Appold
4 Jul
Spiritual Community
Women in Ordained Ministry
4 Jul
Lutheran-Orthodox Dialogue on the Ordination of Women