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LWF representatives and Caritas Nepal team after signing the MoU in the Caritas Nepal office. Photo: LWF
28 Nov
LWF and Caritas to collaborate more closely in Nepal
Roman Catholic-Lutheran, Interagency, Caritas Internationalis, Department of World Service, DWS Nepal
28 Nov
“Result of increased recognition of the two organizations’ expertise and capacities”
Postage stamp commemorating the 500th anniversary of the Reformation. Photo: LWF
23 Nov
Vatican issues commemorative Reformation stamp
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23 Nov
An encouraging step of the joint commitment to “walk the paths of communion”
The team drafting the final report from the trilateral dialogue, and colleagues supporting them during the meeting in Strasbourg: from left to right; Prof. Theodor Dieter (Lutheran), Prof. John Rempel, Rev. Dr Larry Miller and Prof. Fernando Enns (Mennonite) and Rev. Avelino Gonzalez and Prof. William Henn (Catholic). Photo: Avelino Gonzalez
20 Sep
Lutheran, Mennonite and Catholic team finalizes report on baptism
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20 Sep
Current phase of trilateral dialogue concludes
22 Jul
Theologians tasked to remove obstacles that hinder enjoyment of unity
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22 Jul
LWF General Secretary Junge praises Lutheran-Catholic Commission at its 50th anniversary
Some of the commission members during the meeting in Poland; far right Prof. Eva-Maria Faber (Catholic) and Prof. Theodor Dieter (Lutheran). Photo: LWF/K. Hintikka
21 Jul
Celebrating 50 years of Lutheran-Catholic dialogue
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21 Jul
Commission on Unity to finalize draft report on Baptism and Growth in Communion
From left: Ricardo Cardinal Blázquez, President of the Spanish Episcopal Conference, LWF General Secretary Rev. Dr Martin Junge, Bishop Dr Brian Farrell, Secretary of the Pontifical Council for Promoting Christian Unity and Rev. Pedro Zamora, pastor of the Spanish Evangelical Church. Photo: Pontifical University of Salamanca
15 Jun
Reorienting ourselves – From Conflict to Communion
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15 Jun
LWF General Secretary Martin Junge maps out next steps in the Lutheran-Catholic dialogue
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
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9 Mar
New study by German Lutheran and Catholic joint working group finds consensus on ethical matters
Rev. Jessica Crist, bishop of the Montana Synod of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America, lights one of the candles for the ecumenical imperatives. Photo: C. Jason Brown/Insight Images
7 Mar
Renewed in relations and witness
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7 Mar
Lutherans and Catholics in the United States follow up on Joint Commemoration in Lund
Lund Cathedral. Photo: LWF/M. Renaux
17 Feb
Further ecumenical steps in Lund
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17 Feb
Joint Lutheran-Catholic evening prayers in Lund Cathedral and St. Thomas Church
Common prayer between the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Jordan and the Holy Land and the Latin Catholic Patriarchate of Jerusalem celebrated Sunday, February 12, 2017 at the Evangelical Lutheran Church of the Good Shepherd in Amman, Jordan. Photo Ben Gray /ELCJHL
16 Feb
Common Prayer in Amman and Bethlehem
Joint Ecumenical Commemoration, Lund
16 Feb
Lutherans and Catholics in the Holy Land follow up on Joint Commemoration in Lund
Married couple Catherine and Dominique Keller – he Catholic and she Lutheran – light the fourth candle marking the ecumenical imperatives. Photo: Diocèse de Strasbourg/Marc Larchet
15 Dec
French Lutherans and Catholics jointly commemorate the reformation
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15 Dec
Common Prayer service in Strasbourg
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)
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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”
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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’
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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
LWF Vice-President for Asia Eun-hae Kwon: looking forward to witnessing unity in Christ. Photo: LWF/Romans Wong
19 Oct
A beautiful tapestry of diversity
Joint Commemoration of the Reformation
19 Oct
LWF Asia Vice-President Kwon shares her hope for unity
Anders Arborelius, Bishop of the Catholic Diocese of Stockholm (left) and Antje Jackelén, Archbishop of the Church of Sweden (Lutheran). Photos: Catholic Diocese of Stockholm / LWF/H. Putsman
18 Oct
An important ecumenical sign
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18 Oct
Swedish Catholic Bishop Arborelius and Lutheran Archbishop Jackelén say joint commemoration strengthens hope
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
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14 Oct
German bishops say strong ecumenical and joint diaconal efforts underpin relations