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Finnish Archbishop Tapio Luoma . Photo: LWF/ S. Gallay
25 Oct
Finnish church: an integral part of society
Voices from the Communion, Advocacy, Migrants, Human Rights, Refugees, refugees protection, Identity, Christianity
25 Oct
Tapio Luoma elected Archbishop of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Finland a year ago, speaks about his churches’ work with refugees and migrants, dealing with populism, and staying relevant in a...
Participants in the ‘People on the Move’ workshop visit the ‘Augustanahof’ housing project and ecumenical center in Amsterdam. Photo: Holger Lux
8 Apr
Dutch church’s work on diversity and integration inspires LWF delegates from across Europe
Diakonia, Conviviality, Europe, Migration, capacity building
8 Apr
Delegates representing member churches of the LWF in Europe gained new insights when they visited a revitalized church, that that has been turned into a social housing complex, and an ecumenical...
Prof. Dr Ľubomír Batka was one of the two lecturers at the 19th International theological seminar held at the LWF Center Wittenberg. Photo: LWF/A. Weyermüller
20 Mar
Critically reflecting about Luther for the 21st century
Women in Church and Society, Women in Ordained Ministry, Lutheran Theological Seminary, LWB-Zentrum Wittenberg, theological formation, Evangelical Church of the Augsburg Confession in Poland
20 Mar
Prof. Dr Ľubomír Batka from Slovakia assisted to the 19th International Seminar for theologians at the LWF Center in Wittenberg. He spoke with LWI about the importance of these seminars and Luther’s...
Württemberg Bishop Dr Frank O. July is installed as the new chairperson of the German National Committee, in Hanover, Germany. Photo: GNC
3 Dec
LWF welcomes Bishop July’s election as chairperson of the German National Committee
Leadership, election, German National Committee, GNC
3 Dec
The LWF President Archbishop Dr Panti Filibus Musa welcomes the election of Württemberg Bishop Frank O. July as the new chairperson of the GNC, and thanked the GNC for its vital role of facilitating...
Bishop Samiec, left, receives the award recognising his efforts to improve relations between his native Poland and Germany. Photo: Evangelical Church of the Augsburg Confession in Poland
28 May
Polish bishop Samiec Awarded for Work on Polish-German Reconciliation
Peace, reconciliation, Evangelical Church of the Augsburg Confession in Poland
28 May
Actively working for justice, peace and reconciliation in the public space
The document on ecumenical diakonia is meant to clarify the understanding of diakonia and provide a common platform for acting and reflecting together. – The Vesper Church in Stuttgart has been a venue for local diaconal action. Photo: Gottfried Stoppel
24 May
New ecumenical study aims to strengthen diakonia
Diakonia, Diakonia Network, internally displaced people, Refugees, WCC, ACT Alliance
24 May
ACT, LWF, and WCC are collaborating on a document on Ecumenical Diakonia, aiming to clarify the understanding of diakonia and provide a common platform for acting and reflecting together.
Dave Smith, founder of the Boaz Trust, which works with asylum seekers and refugees in Greater Manchester, explains the organization's work to members of the diakonia "Solidarity Group." Photo: Diakonia Solidarity Group
13 Mar
LWF Diaconal Group Pledges Solidarity Action for Ukraine
Diakonia, Conviviality
13 Mar
Sharing and Learning Has Strengthened Collaboration among European Diaconal Actors
Conference participants discuss new approaches. Despite the diversity in Europe, diaconal workers face similar concerns. Photo: Szilard Szabo
23 Jan
Conviviality in Europe’s Diaconal Efforts
Diakonia, Conviviality
23 Jan
Seeing Church in a New Way
Mr Ivan Ivanov (left), European Roma Information Office, and CCME General Secretary Ms Doris Peschke. Photo: Ilkka Sipiläinen
4 Dec
Call for Justice-Oriented Engagement with Roma People
Roma and Sinti, Minorities and Indigenous People, Migrants, Diakonia
4 Dec
Diaconal Workers Develop Recommendations for Continuing Ministry