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Demonstrators at the 2018 March For Our Lives in Washington D.C. Photo: Creative Commons Rosa Pineda
27 Mar
Young people against gun violence
peace building, Peace-building, peacebuilding, Youth, United States, ELCA, Bishop, Violence, Peace
27 Mar
Young Lutherans were among the many coming together and lending their voices to the March for Our Lives in Washington D.C. and other cities across the United States.
A group of women participants at MLC’s jubilee. Photo: MLC
25 Nov
Precious in God’s Eyes
Women in Church and Society, Gender Justice, Gender Justice & Women’s Empowerment, 16 Days of Activism to end gender-based violence, women's advocacy, gender-based violence, Advocacy, WICAS
25 Nov
16 days of activism to overcome gender based violence
Guatemalan Lutheran church leader Rev. José Pilar Álvarez Cabrera (right) and Anneli Rogeman, We Effect, at the 2017 Lobbyist for Change prize ceremony in Stockholm, Sweden. Photo Ola Richardsson/We Effect"
14 Nov
‘The prize gives us hope’
Human Rights, indigenous people
14 Nov
Guatemalan Lutheran church leader José Pilar Álvarez receives 2017 Lobbyist for Change Award
Archbishop Christopher Prowse of the Australian Catholic Bishops Conference and LCA Bishop John Henderson have signed a joint statement issued to mark the 500th anniversary of the Reformation. Photo: Ben Macmahon
14 Nov
An opportunity to talk about God in new ways
Joint Declaration on the Doctrine of Justification, ecumenical relations, Reformation 2017, Reformation 500
14 Nov
Lutherans and Roman Catholics in Australia marked the 500th anniversary of the launching of the Reformation by pledging to renew the church together.
Holy Land Lutheran Bishop Dr Munib A. Younan accepts the 34th Niwano Peace Prize from Rev. Nichiko Niwano, Honorary President of the Niwano Peace Foundation, during a ceremony on 27 July in Tokyo, Japan. Photo: ELCJHL/Ben Gray
27 Jul
Palestinian Bishop Munib Younan receives Niwano Peace Prize
Peace, Bishop Dr Munib A. Younan, Evangelical Lutheran Church in Jordan and the Holy Land, Interfaith
27 Jul
Calls for robust moderation that rejects all forms of extremism
Tanzanian Lutheran pastor Rev. Amin Sandewa is a founding member of the interfaith network of religious leaders living with, or personally affected by HIV. Photo: Private
22 Jul
We can go far with others in fight against HIV and stigma
HIV/AIDS, Tanzania, Evangelical Lutheran Church in Tanzania
22 Jul
Tanzanian Lutheran pastor Sandewa shares his personal experience
A candle is lit on the first day of Faith on the Fast Track, a meeting of faith organizations ahead of AIDS2016. Photo: WCC/Albin Hill
20 Jul
Breaking the silence to end AIDS
HIV/AIDS
20 Jul
Addressing stigma and disparity
Syrian refugee children at a fence facing the Aegean Sea coast, Greece. Photo: ACT/ Paul Jeffrey
4 Jul
“Meet refugees in service and love”
Refugees, European refugee crisis
4 Jul
Letter to European member churches
The head of Brazil's Lutheran church says talks could counter unpredictable and dangerous divisions in Brazil. Photo: LWF Brazil
1 Apr
Brazilian Lutheran leader calls for dialogue to safeguard democracy
Brazil, Evangelical Church of Lutheran Confession in Brazil
1 Apr
Catholic-Lutheran document offers guidelines to local situation
Christiana Figueres, Executive Secretary of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change, dances with Archbishop Thabo Makgoba of South Africa to celebrate some 1.8 million signatures on an interfaith petition for climate justice during the COP21 climate summit in Paris, France. Photo: LWF/R. Rodrick Beiler
29 Nov
Nearly 2 million people-of-faith petition on the eve of COP21
Climate Change, COP21, Fast for the Climate. Interfaith. COP 21, Youth, Climate Justice Climate Change
29 Nov
LWF delegation participates at the "Faith in Climate Justice" Day
“Fences and walls are no way to shape a good life together for people," say Europe's LWF Vice-Presidents,  Bishops Tamás Fabiny, Helga Haugland Byfuglien and Frank Otfried July, following a solidarity visit with the Hungarian Lutheran church in Budapest. Photo: ELCH
5 Oct
Europe’s Lutheran leaders call for dignified refugee policy
5 Oct
“Fences and walls are no way to shape a good life together for people”
LWF delegates and other advocates at the COP 20 climate change conference in Lima, Peru, in 2014. Photo: LWF/Sean Hawkey
29 Sep
French churches appeal for decisive action in Paris
Climate Change, Cop 21, Youth Participation
29 Sep
Immeasurable suffering for the poorest and future generations
Augusta Victoria Hospital staff before entering Gaza at the time of the 2014 conflict. The LWF Council has condemned the continued violence in the region. Photo: LWF Jerusalem
3 Aug
Middle East “needs justice not more arms”
Council 2015, LWF Council 2015, Middle East, Middle East conflict, Council resolution
3 Aug
LWF Council concern over violence against religious minorities
Global Fund for Women president, Dr Musimbi Kanyoro, addresses Lutheran church delegates at the May 2015 African region consultation and 60th anniversary gathering in Moshi, Tanzania. Photo: LWF/Tsion Alemayehu
5 Jun
Persist in putting faith into action, Kanyoro urges Lutheran churches
Women, Violence, Africa, prevention, Marangu, Marangu 2015, Africa leadership consultation, WICAS
5 Jun
Violence against women is alarming, congregations can do more
Children from Peeteli in a 2014 summer camp organized by the EELC on Saaremaa island, Estonia. Photo: Avo Üprus
27 Feb
LWF Workshop in Manchester to Focus on ‘Convivial Economy’
Diakonia, Diakonia. Theology, Economic justice, Conviviality
27 Feb
Diakonia that Promotes Justice, Vocation and Dignity
Lutheran Church of Nigeria Archbishop Christian Ekong. Photo: LWF/S. Gallay
23 Jan
Lutheran Leader Ekong Affirms Church Role in Consolidating Nigeria’s Democratic Processes
Violence
23 Jan
Increased Insurgency Obscures Progress in Other sectors
ELCHK Bishop Ben Chun-wa Chang. Photo: LWF/W. Chang
17 Oct
Democracy Is Important for the Future of Hong Kong
17 Oct
Lutheran Bishop Decries Wide Gap between Authorities and Youth
Photo: LWF/M. Renaux
15 Oct
Reformation Day Online: Virtual Choir, Critical Theological Debates
Member Churches, Reformation Day, Theology, Communion, LWF General Secretary, LWF Vice-President, GYRN First Virtual Conference
15 Oct
Hundreds to Explore Christian Faith and Lutheran Identity in First Virtual Conference of Global Young Reformers
Sign pointing to the newly opened Ebola Treatment Center near Phebe Hospital. Photo: LCL
25 Sep
LWF Solidarity with Churches and Communities Affected by Ebola Crisis
Ebola, Member Churches, Humanitarian Response, LWF Vice-President, Communion, Bishop, LWF General Secretary
25 Sep
Lutheran Churches in Liberia and Sierra Leone Reach Out
Side-event on Ebola Crisis during the 27th UNHR Council meeting. Photo: LWF/M. Spangler
25 Sep
Faith Groups Essential in Fighting Ebola
Ebola, United Nations, ACT Alliance, WCC, Humanitarian Response
25 Sep
Panel on Socio-economic and Human Rights Implications
LWF Vice-President Ms Eun-hae Kwon, introducing LWF’s interfaith approaches in advocating for climate justice, at a session of the Interfaith Summit on Climate Change in New York. Photo: LWF
24 Sep
A Spiritual Message of Hope for Climate Justice
Climate Summit 2014, United Nations, Fast for the Climate, LWF Vice-President
24 Sep
LWF Representative Kwon Offers Highlights from New York Climate Change Summits
The LWF delegation to the New York Climate events participated in the “Largest Climate March” in history, held 21 September, in New York City. Photo: #Fast for the Climate: Nikola Taylor
22 Sep
‘Here We March, We can do no other’
Climate Summit 2014, Fast for the Climate, Climate Justice, Climate Change, United Nations
22 Sep
Religions’ Visibility Matters in Historic Climate March
Martin Kopp (right), LWF delegate to the UN Climate Conference (COP19), speaks with Christina Figueres, director of UN Framework Convention on Climate Change. Photo: LWF/ Sean Hawkey
19 Sep
LWF to Participate in New York Interfaith Summit on Climate Change
LWF Vice-President, Climate Summit 2014, Climate Justice, Climate Change, Fast for the Climate, United Nations, Interfaith
19 Sep
Lutheran Delegates Host Fast at UN Summit Parallel Event
Second LWF virtual conference on diakonia. Photo: LWF/H. Martinussen
19 Sep
LWF Virtual Conference on Diakonia’s Transformative Power
Member Churches, Second Virtual Conference on Diakonia, Peace, HIV/AIDS, Minorities and Indigenous People, Fast for the Climate, Education
19 Sep
Over 200 Participants Join Online Discussion
Rally in Wisconsin against deportation of children, July 2014. Photo: Light Brigading (via Flickr, CC-BY-NC)
31 Jul
Mass Deportation of Migrant Children to Central America
Children, Migrants, Member Churches
31 Jul
LWF Member Churches Criticize Action by the U.S. Administration
30 May
“Fast for the Climate” to Launch International Campaign
Member Churches, Interfaith, Climate Change, Fast for the Climate
30 May
Press Conference in Paris in Front of French Parliament Building