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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
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
Christian Chavarria Ayala in his workshop. Photo: Juan Arrieta 
6 Sep
A symbol of life and hope 
Joint Ecumenical Commemoration, Lund, Joint Commemoration
6 Sep
A cross from El Salvador for the Joint Ecumenical Commemoration  
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
Lund, Joint Ecumenical Commemoration, Reformation 2017, Reformation Day, Joint Commemoration, Reformation 500
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
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
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
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’
Lutheran-Roman Catholic dialogue, Lutheran-Roman Catholic Commission on Unity, Lund, Common Prayer, Commemoration, Reformation 2017, Reformation 500
4 Feb
Joint commemoration in Lund is a bold step to deepen relations between Lutherans and Catholics
Lund Cathedral where the Commemoration will take place in 2016.  Photo: Beth M527 via Flickr (Creative Commons, non-commercial)
25 Jan
Press Release: Joint Ecumenical Commemoration of the Reformation in Lund
From Conflict to Communion, Lutheranism, Lund, Sweden, Pope Francis, Ecumenical, Church of Sweden, vatican, Lutheran-Roman Catholic dialogue, Roman Catholic, PCPCU, Reformation 2017, Reformation 500
25 Jan
Pope Francis, LWF President Bishop Younan and General Secretary Junge to lead October event
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
Roman Catholic-Lutheran, Lutheran-Roman Catholic dialogue, Lutheran-Roman Catholic Commission on Unity, Reformation 2017, Reformation 500
8 Jan
General Secretary Junge and Cardinal Koch send liturgical guide to church leaders
The visit by Pope Francis was a source of strength and encouragement along the path towards Christian unity, said Rome's Lutheran pastor Rev. Jens-Martin Kruse. Photo: Silke Kruse
16 Nov
Lutherans and Catholics walking together in service to the poor
Pope Francis
16 Nov
Pope Francis at prayer service with Rome’s Lutheran congregation
Delivering LWF greetings to the Vatican’s Synod of Bishops, South African Bishop emeritus Dr Ndanganeni Petrus Phaswana reminded churches of their calling to nurture communities where family relationships can be healed and strengthened. File photo: LWF/Helen Putsman
16 Oct
Lutherans and Catholics share concern for nurturing families
Evangelical Lutheran Church in Southern Africa, Lutheran-Roman Catholic dialogue
16 Oct
South African Bishop Phaswana brings LWF greetings to Vatican Synod of Bishops
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 ...
Participants of the consultations in front of the theological institute. Photo: Zsuzsanna Bolla-Horvath/ ELCH
24 Jul
Seeking common ground on baptism
Lutheran-Roman Catholic relations, baptism, Lutheran-Roman Catholic Commission on Unity
24 Jul
Lutheran-Roman Catholic Commission meets in Budapest
Prof. Eva Maria Faber at the consultation talks in Budapest. Photo: Zsuzsanna Horváth-Bolla
20 Jul
“Developing greater fellowship”
From Conflict to Communion, Roman Catholic-Lutheran, Prof. Eva Maria Faber, Lutheran-Roman Catholic dialogue
20 Jul
Prof. Eva Maria Faber on the Lutheran-Roman Catholic Dialogue
20 Jul
“Seeing with the eyes of the others”
From Conflict to Communion, Lutheran-Roman Catholic dialogue, Prof. Dr Theodor Dieter
20 Jul
Prof. Dr Theodor Dieter on the Lutheran-Roman Catholic Dialogue
Bishop Emeritus Donald McCoid. Photo: ELCA
21 May
Increasing mutual understanding between US Lutherans and Catholics
From Conflict to Communion, Roman Catholic, Ecumenical, PCPCU, Reformation 2017, Lutheranism, Lutheran-Roman Catholic dialogue, vatican, Member Churches, Reformation 500
21 May
From Conflict to Communion study guide helps movement toward unity
Prof. H. Augustine Suzuki (second left) lights a candle at St Mary’s Cathedral in Tokyo, where Anglicans, Catholics and Lutherans held the first joint worship service. Photo: JELC
19 Mar
A Growing Spirit of Ecumenism in Japan
From Conflict to Communion, Reformation 2017, Reformation 500
19 Mar
Interview with Lutheran Theologian Prof. Augustine Suzuki
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
Lutheran pastor Rev.  Pedro Bullón (left) and  Catholic priest Fr. Marco Agüero Vidal (right) preside at the joint First Communion in Pamplona Alta, Lima, December 2014. Photo: LWF/Sean Hawkey
20 Jan
Joy in a Joint First Communion for Lutherans and Catholics in Peru
Lutheran-Roman Catholic dialogue, From Conflict to Communion, Roman Catholic, vatican, Lutheranism, Ecumenical, Reformation 2017, Reformation Day, PCPCU, Member Churches, Reformation 500
20 Jan
Lima Pastor and Priest Describe a Journey of ‘Grassroots Ecumenism’
Rev. Martin Junge (left) and Cardinal Koch. Photo: LWF/S. Gallay
15 Jan
Lutherans and Catholics Plan Joint Ecumenical Commemoration in 2016
Lutheran-Roman Catholic dialogue, From Conflict to Communion, Roman Catholic, vatican, Lutheranism, Ecumenical, Reformation 2017, Reformation Day, PCPCU, Member Churches, Reformation 500
15 Jan
Joint LWF-PCPCU Press Release
(Left to right) Bishop Dr Karl-Hinrich Manzke, LWF General Secretary Rev. Martin Junge, Kurt Cardinal Koch and Bishop Dr Gerhard Feige at the presentation of the results of the internet project “2017 – Together on the Way” in Rome. Photo: LWF-GNC/F. Hübner
19 Dec
‘Epoch-Making Turning Point’ from Conflict to Communion
Lutheran-Roman Catholic dialogue, vatican
19 Dec
LWF and the Vatican Announce Common Liturgical Material for 2017
Reformation Day in Peru: 15th JDDJ anniversary and dialogue on “From Conflict to Communion.” Photo: ILEP
4 Nov
Peru: Ecumenical Impulse to Dialogue in a Fragmented Society
Lutheran-Roman Catholic dialogue, From Conflict to Communion, Roman Catholic, vatican, Lutheranism, Ecumenical, Reformation 2017, Reformation Day, PCPCU, Member Churches, Reformation 500
4 Nov
"From Conflict to Communion" Can Assist Healing Process...
Participants at the panel discussion on the 2017 Reformation anniversary. Photo: Gerhard Frey-Reininghaus
31 Oct
Jubilee of Lutheran – Catholic Dialogue Is a Time to Express Hope
PCPCU, From Conflict to Communion, LWF Vice-President, Europe Meeting 2014, Lutheran-Roman Catholic dialogue, Roman Catholic, vatican, Lutheranism, Ecumenical, Reformation 2017, Reformation Day, Member Churches, Reformation 500
31 Oct
PCPCU President Cardinal Koch Speaks at LWF European Church Leaders’ Conference
Bishop Dr Ndanganeni P. Phaswana at Council 2011. Photo: LWF/H.Putsman Penet
21 Oct
Synod on Family: Emphasis on Urgency and Space for Open Conversations
Roman Catholic, Family, Marriage & Sexuality
21 Oct
Reflections by LWF General Secretary Junge and ELCSA Bishop Phaswana
Members of the Lutheran-Roman Catholic Commission on Unity. Photo: PCPCU/LWF-DTPW
31 Jul
Lutheran-Roman Catholic Dialogue on Baptism and Unity Continues
Roman Catholic, Lutheran-Roman Catholic dialogue, PCPCU, From Conflict to Communion, vatican, Lutheranism, Member Churches, Reformation 2017, Reformation 500
31 Jul
Joint Commission Meets in Italy
LWF President Bishop Munib A. Younan (right) attending the prayer for peace in the Middle East at the Vatican. Photo: Osservatore Romano
17 Jul
“We need a miracle. We need peace”
Member Churches, Middle East, Peace, LWF President, Pope
17 Jul
LWF President Bishop Munib A. Younan Reflects on Prayer for Peace in the Middle East
General Secretary Junge and Cardinal Koch during the presentation of From Conflict to Communion at the 2013 LWF Council in Geneva. Photo: LWF/S. Gallay
8 Jul
LWF General Secretary Junge and Cardinal Koch Share their Views on Understanding of the Church
From Conflict to Communion, LWF General Secretary, PCPCU
8 Jul
Contributions to German Internet Project “2017 gemeinsam unterwegs”