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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
Council member Elijah Zina (second from right) discusses topics for the COP 20 meeting in Paris with a group of Youth delegates. Photo: Moses Aboka/ALCINET
23 May
Keeping Hope Alive for Africa’s Poor
Member Churches, Leadership, Climate Change, Poverty
23 May
Land Insecurity and Climate Change Linked to Poverty
Guatemalan Lutheran church leader Rev. José Pilar Álvarez Cabrera (middle), Mr Omar Jéronimo (left) and Ms Claudia Samayoa Pineda, during the visit to Geneva. Photo: LWF/M. Haas
11 Apr
A Call for Solidarity with Human Rights Defenders in Guatemala
Member Churches
11 Apr
Lutheran Church Leader Rev. José Pilar Álvarez Speaks on the Struggle to Protect People and Natural Resources
A section of the Separation Wall snakes through the area of Abu Dis outside of East Jerusalem. Photo: LWF/DWS Jerusalem/Margit Christenson
7 Apr
Israel-Palestine Peace Agreement Would Be a Sign of Hope to the World
Member Churches, Peace, LWF President
7 Apr
Lutheran Bishops Join US and Jerusalem Church Leaders Commending Secretary Kerry’s Peace Efforts
LWF church leaders #fastfortheclimate at the Partnership Consultation of the Evangelical Lutheran Church of Finland. Photo: LWF
1 Apr
Church Leaders Join in Fast for the Climate
Member Churches, Climate Change, Fast for the Climate, Justice
1 Apr
“Promote an Economy That Places Life First”
The German Lutheran Evangelical Church of St. Catherine in Kiev whose members are caring for those injured in the protests at Independence, or Maidan, Square. Photo: Igor Shemigon/GELCU
20 Feb
Ukrainian Bishop calls for an end to the violence
Bishop, Member Churches, Peace
20 Feb
Lutheran congregation attends to the injured in Kiev
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
LWF Delegation to COP19. Photo: LWF/Sean Hawkey
20 Dec
Fasting for Solidarity
Climate Change, Climate Justice, Fast for the Climate
20 Dec
Reflections on Day of Fasting for the Climate
Solidarity with those vulnerable to climate change. Photo: LWF/Sean Hawkey
18 Dec
LWF Launches Day of Fasting for the Climate
Climate Change, Justice, Climate Justice, Fast for the Climate
18 Dec
Monthly Action Begins 1 January in Solidarity with Those Vulnerable to Climate Change
Bolivian Lutheran church leader Rev. Emilio Aslla. Photo: LWF/S. Gallay
10 Dec
A Lutheran Church in Bolivia’s Highlands
Member Churches, Minorities and Indigenous People
10 Dec
We Have Great Hope, Says Church Leader Aslla
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
Interfaith press conference at COP19. Photo: LWF/Sean Hawkey
22 Nov
“People of Faith Stand Together”
COP19, Climate Change, Interfaith, WCC, Justice, Fast for the Climate, Climate Justice
22 Nov
Interfaith Fasting Initiative for the Climate Continues
Piotrek Sztwiertnia, member of the LWF delegation speaks to an interfaith meeting during the COP19 climate change conference in Warsaw. Photo: LWF/Sean Hawkey
15 Nov
LWF Climate Delegation Initiates Interreligious Solidarity Fasting
COP19, Climate Change, Justice, Interfaith, Climate Justice, Fast for the Climate
15 Nov
"A Faith Perspective Is Important"...
Many of the 15,000+ participants at the UN climate change conference are civil society. Photo: Sean Hawkey
13 Nov
LWF COP 19 Delegation Fasts for the Poor and Vulnerable
COP19, Climate Change, Justice
13 Nov
Call for Meaningful Outcome to Climate Change Negotiations ...
30 Oct
Fun and Learning for “Climate Heroes” at First LWF Online Game
Climate Change, Justice
30 Oct
Inspiring Young People to Be Change Makers in Society
LWF delegation to the COP18 in Doha, Qatar, in 2012. Photo: LWF/Sidney Traynham
19 Sep
Wanted: Climate Justice Heroes!
Climate Change, Justice, Youth, United Nations
19 Sep
LWF Engages Youth in Climate Game