News

14 Apr
LWF pushes for peaceful resolution of conflict in Syria and respect for international law
14 Apr
Strengthen the international instruments of justice and peace
21 Mar
Increase of attacks on human rights defenders in Colombia
UNHRC, peace building, Peace-building, peacebuilding, Advocacy, Human Rights, indigenous people, Minorities and Indigenous People, DWS Colombia, UPR
21 Mar
Despite the peace agreement between the Colombian government and the main guerrilla group, human rights violations continue.
6 Mar
LWF urges UN members to support progressive refugee policies
UNHCR, Refugees, Welcoming the Stranger, #withrefugees, Advocacy
6 Mar
Together with other non-governmental organizations, The Lutheran World Federation called for more efforts to implement the Comprehensive Refugee Response Framework in Africa.
30 Nov
Ecumenical groups join in UN forum on business and human rights in Geneva
Human Rights, Advocacy, WCC, ACT Alliance, land rights, Diakonia
30 Nov
LWF, WCC and ACT Alliance arrange side-event on meaningful dialogue with communities
24 Nov
Pleading for the rights of unaccompanied minors fleeing crisis
CoS, Migrants, European refugee crisis, Child Protection, Children, Human Rights
24 Nov
Church of Sweden seeks urgent government protection for vulnerable youth and children from Afghanistan
19 Oct
Strasbourg Institute director Dieter to receive 2017 Ratzinger Prize
Joint Declaration on the Doctrine of Justification, JDDJ, Prize
19 Oct
Lutheran ecumenist Prof. Theodor Dieter will receive the 2017 Ratzinger Prize on 18 November.
4 Oct
Supporting civil society’s agenda for human rights
faith-based organizations, Human Rights, United Nations, Indonesia, South Sudan, Myanmar
4 Oct
LWF intervenes at UN Human Rights Council
8 Aug
LWF General Secretary Junge to receive 2017 Augsburg Peace Prize
Augsburg Peace Prize, LWF General Secretary, Peace, Interreligious Dialogue, Lutheran-Roman Catholic relations
8 Aug
Recognition of a “patient bridge-builder between the continents”
28 Mar
“Don’t reconvert plowshares into swords”
drought, Food Security, Advocacy, emergency response, South Sudan, Kenya, Somalia, Ethiopia, Uganda, Djibouti, Nigeria, Yemen
28 Mar
On March 16, the United Nations issued an alert, drawing attention to the famine in South Sudan, Somalia, Yemen and Nigeria.
24 Mar
Lutheran Bishop in Tanzania speaks up against the persecution of people with albinism
Protection, Africa, albinism, Tanzania, UN Human Rights Commission
24 Mar
LWF urges Human Rights Council to work with religious leaders
20 Mar
The LWF and Namibia’s quest for independence
Assembly 2017, Twelfth Assembly, Namibia, Independence
20 Mar
In pictures, the story of the LWF in the lead-up to Namibian independence
8 Mar
The dream of freedom
women's rights, Human Beings - Not for Sale, not4sale, Women
8 Mar
A former house servant becomes an advocate against bonded labor
10 Feb
Zero hunger and quality education paramount to Africa
Sustainable Development Goals, 2030 Agenda
10 Feb
Africa Pre-Assembly discusses Sustainable Development Goals
10 Feb
Prayer and action on behalf of those seeking refuge
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America, ELCA, ELCA Presiding Bishop Elizabeth Eaton
10 Feb
ELCA presiding bishop sends pastoral letter
31 Jan
LWF signs statement with ecumenical partners on US Presidential Executive Order on Refugees
Regufees
31 Jan
“Abysmal failure of compassion and responsibility”
25 Oct
A movement to transform the churches in India
Women's Ordination
25 Oct
25 years of women’s ordination celebrated
14 Oct
Church bells ringing in Finland for Aleppo
Aleppo, Syria, Human Rights
14 Oct
LWF supports initiative to protest violations
13 Oct
LWF congratulates UN Secretary General-Designate António Guterres
Secretary General-Designate of the United Nations, António Guterres
13 Oct
Younan and Junge encourage former High Commissioner to draw inspiration from service to refugees
3 Oct
Churches vital for peace process in South Sudan
South Sudan conflict, panel discussion
3 Oct
Panel discussion about civil society and peace-building from below in South Sudan
28 Sep
Refugee rights in protracted situations
Refugees, East and Horn of Africa
28 Sep
LWF panel discusses rights of refugees in protracted East African crises
28 Sep
Indonesian interfaith network urges government to ensure freedom of religion
Universal Periodic Review
28 Sep
LWF to submit findings at UN human rights review
27 Sep
Colombia peace result of a long process
Peace deal
27 Sep
LWF offers prayer and support
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
29 Aug
Churches share best practice in fight against injustice
HIV and AIDS, Diakonia, Theology, Human resource management
29 Aug
Workshop for diaconal workers in Latin American churches
18 Aug
Rising to the challenge of camp management
World Humanitarian Day 2016
18 Aug
“Committed to challenging work” with displaced people in Myanmar
15 Aug
LWF Myanmar behind “milestone” meeting on human rights
Universal Periodic Review, United Nations, Human Rights, UPR
15 Aug
Government, civil society draw up recommendations for the country
2 Aug
Protecting earth and identity
land rights, Guatemala
2 Aug
LWF supports Maya communities in Guatemala
27 Jul
“Stand with you in prayers and friendship”
Terrorism, Rev. Jacques Hamel, condolences
27 Jul
LWF expresses condolences over killing in St Etienne-du-Rouvray
12 Jul
Faith organizations sharpen human rights skills
Gender Justice, CEDAW, United Nations
12 Jul
LWF one of the leaders of workshop promoting justice for women