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Participants to the LAC leadership conference. Photo: LWF/Eugenio Albrecht
18 May
Promoting good leadership in the Lutheran churches of the Americas
Leadership, theological formation, North America, Latin America and the Caribbean
18 May
“The Lutheran doctrine is the same, but the social contexts differ”
LWF president Archbishop Dr Panti Filibus Musa with participants after the joint worship. Photo: LWF/ I. Htun
7 Feb
LWF president urges member churches to stand united in Myanmar
LWF President, LWF member churches, Member Churches, peace building, peacebuilding, President Myanmar 2018
7 Feb
On his visit to Myanmar, Archbishop Dr Panti Filibus Musa, president of the Lutheran World Federation, called upon the LWF member churches in Myanmar to stand united against the forces that seek to is
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.
The commemoration of the 500th Reformation anniversary in Myanmar included a worship service, symposium and a common meal in Yangon. From the left: Rev. Peter Hoi Be, Myanmar Lutheran Church general secretary and Bishop Dr Andrew Mang Lone; LWF regional representative for Southeast Asia, Mr David Mueller and Ms Beth Mueller. Photo: LWF Myanmar/Isaac Htun.
7 Nov
Prayers for reconciliation and religious freedom
Reformation 500, inlcusive communion, Mekong Mission Forum
7 Nov
Lutheran churches in Myanmar host festive Reformation anniversary
Rev. Dr Ishmael Noko presented the LWF Assembly theme "Liberated by God's Grace during the Africa Pre-Assembly in Johannesburg. Photo: LWF/A.Weyermüller
13 Feb
“Unequivocal Witness to the Grace of God”
Africa Pre-Assembly
13 Feb
Keynote Address on Assembly Theme by Rev. Dr Ishmael Noko
LWF General Secretary Rev Dr. Martin Junge preaching in Nidarosdomen, the cathedral in Trondheim, Norway. Photo: Church of Norway
31 Jan
A good time to be the church
Church of Norway, Rev. Dr Martin Junge, Reformation anniversary 2017
31 Jan
LWF General Secretary Martin Junge addresses Church of Norway synod
LWF lay leaders: studying Lutheran theology at historical sites of the Reformation and experiencing the worldwide church community.
26 Jan
First LWF seminar for lay leaders offers sound theological knowledge
Lay people, seminar, Wittenberg, Ecumenical Centre
26 Jan
"A priesthood of all believers"
Keynote speaker Rev. Dr Rafael Malpica-Padilla, director of Global Mission, Evangelical Lutheran Church in America. Photo: LWF/M. Renaux
21 Nov
Back to basics, bearing witness to God’s mission
Contemporary mission, LWF Consultation on Contemporary Mission in Global Christianity
21 Nov
Practitioners seek new strategies and collaboration for mission work in the LWF
In his semon, LWF President Bishop Dr Munib A. Younan told delegates they must increase the world’s awareness about contemporary forms of economic slavery. Photo: LWF/A. Daníelsson
16 Aug
Joyful worship as Lutherans in Asia begin LWF Pre-Assembly
Asia Pre-Assembly
16 Aug
Thai culture introduced through song and dance
Women delegates from LWF member churches in Asia make paper windmills at the Women in Church and Society meeting, held before the regional Pre-Assembly. Photo: LWF/A. Danielsson
15 Aug
Asian women delegates gather to prepare for the Assembly
Asia Pre-Assembly, Women, 12th Assembly
15 Aug
LWF Women on the Move program, Gender Justice Policy introduced at regional meeting
Church leaders at the LWF leaders conference last year. Photo: Johanan Celine P. Valeriano
11 Aug
Asia Pre-Assembly kicks off regional preparations for LWF Twelfth Assembly
Asia Pre-Assembly
11 Aug
Lutherans in Thailand host delegates from 54 churches
The LWF has kept a balanced budget and has adequate cash reserves, Finance Committee chairperson Christina Jackson-Skelton told the LWF Council. Photo: LWF/Marko Schoeneberg
17 Jun
Higher income, balanced budget despite financial challenges
Council 2016
17 Jun
LWF finance committee report to Council
Rev. Gilberto Mora Quesada said the church ordained Teresa Guadamuz “based on merit and maturity” after a long and sometimes difficult process, in which she always stood firm. Photo: ILCO/Rodolfo Mena Vargas
6 Apr
Costa Rican church ordains committed woman evangelist Teresa Guadamuz
Lutheran Costa Rican Church, Women in Ordained Ministry
6 Apr
A commitment to bring hope and transformation in community
Rev. Taryn Montgomery making the sign of the cross on her daughter's forehead at the Bread of Life Lutheran Church in Minot, North Dakota, United States. Photo: ELCA
25 Nov
Celebrating 45 years of ordaining women
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America
25 Nov
ELCA Presiding Bishop Eaton gives thanks for women pastors
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
Bishop Medardo Gómez, right, watches theologian Pablo Richard greet Rev. Vilma Rodríguez from the Salvadoran Lutheran Church, who took part in the beatification of assassinated Catholic Archbishop Oscar Romero. Photo: R. Menjivar
28 May
Salvadoran Catholic Archbishop Romero: a friend and a great ecumenist
Romero, beatification, El Salvador, Medardo Gomez, Roman Catholic Archbishop Oscar Romero
28 May
Lutheran Bishop Gómez reflects on Romero’s influence on the global church
LWF Council member Ms Titi Malik and LWF President Bishop Munib A. Younan plant a commemorative tree for the 60th anniversary of the first Lutheran conference in Marangu. Photo: LWF/Tsion Alemayehu
26 May
Assurance of solidarity in the LWF communion of churches
Marangu Africa leadership consultation, Marangu 60th anniversary, Marangu
26 May
LWF’s President Younan encourages African member churches in their Lutheran journey
Bishop Younan (fourth from right) stands among Lutheran leaders welcoming a group of young Lutherans who climbed Mt Kilimanjaro. He told worshippers at the close of the Marangu conference that the challenge for Lutherans was to empower African Christians to more fully contextualize the gospel. Photo: LWF/Tsion Alemayehu
26 May
Africa’s spiritual gifts enrich the global church
Marangu 2015, Marangu 60th anniversary, Marangu Africa leadership consultation, Bishop Younan, Younan, ALCLC, Marangu
26 May
Over 2000 attend Lutheran anniversary celebrations in Tanzania
Lutheran women take to the airwaves in Moshi, Tanzania, with a message that women's rights must be upheld. Photo: LWF/Tsion Alemayehu
24 May
Support from church leaders critical for "gender justice integration"
Marangu 2015, Marangu 60th anniversary, Marangu Africa leadership consultation, women's rights, inlcusive communion, Marangu
24 May
Women’s recommendation to African Lutherans
LWF General Secretary Rev. Martin Junge delivers his presentation during the Marangu anniversary conference on 20 May 2015. LWF/Tsion Alemayehu
21 May
Marangu conference: Lutheran church unity in Africa strengthens advocacy for justice and peace
Africa leadership consultation, Marangu 60th anniversary, Tanzania, Moshi, Marangu 1955, Marangu 2015, Marangu
21 May
General Secretary Junge encourages churches to build on Marangu uniqueness
Rev. Siv Limstrand, Open Church of Trondheim City Mission, speaks at the LWF Europe panel during the church leadership gathering in Trondheim, Norway. Photo: LWF/Ryan Rodrick Beiler
13 May
Perspectives on church witness in European society today
Refugees, Europe, European church leadership consultation, Norway, Easter
13 May
Panelists at LWF European church gathering describe varying contexts
Participants at the 2014 LWF European church leadership gathering in Rome, hosted by the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Italy. Photo: Gerhard Frey-Reininghaus
7 May
Norway’s Lutherans co-host LWF church leadership gathering
European church leadership consultation
7 May
“Liberated by God’s grace” for witness in Europe
The ELCJHL Synod looks over the revised constitution for its Ecclesiastical Court before it was put to a vote. Photo: D. Hudson/ELCJHL
6 Mar
Holy Land Lutherans Adopt Gender Justice in Ecclesiastical Court Constitution
Women, Member Churches
6 Mar
Bishop Younan: Women’s Contribution to a Historic Decision
Bishop Bhanu. Photo: LWF/C. Kästner
27 Jun
Indian Churches Plan Network of Female Lawyers
Gender Justice Policy, Violence, Bishop
27 Jun
Council advisor Busi Suneel About Actions to Address Violence Against Women
The Lutheran Church in Chile has ordained its first woman as a minister. Photo: Leonardo Pérez
28 Apr
Lutheran Church in Chile Ordains First Woman Pastor
Member Churches, Ordained Ministry, Women
28 Apr
All LWF Member Churches in Region Now Welcoming Women as Ministers
Ebise Dibisa Ayana at the LWF global consultation on theological education and formation in Wittenberg, Germany 2012. Photo: LWF/Anli Serfontein
7 Mar
Strong Leaders In The Church
Member Churches, Justice, Women
7 Mar
African Woman Theologian on Mentoring and Networking
The North East Asian Lutheran Communion women theologians together with the LWF Secretary for Women in Church and Society. Photo: LWF
7 Mar
Women in Ordained Ministry Reflect God’s Call
Women, Communion, Justice, Ordained Ministry, LWF General Secretary
7 Mar
Interview with LWF General Secretary on International Women’s Day