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Rev. Dr Frank Otfried July, LWF Council member and Bishop of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Württemberg. Photo: EMH/Gottfried Stoppel
17 May
Getting to know the diversity of a denominational family
Voices from the Communion, cooperation, member church, Peace, Creation, Menonite-Lutheran relations, Pentecostal-Lutheran relations, church growth and sustainability, Orthodox Lutheran relations, Lutheran-Roman Catholic relations, church unity
17 May
Rev. Dr Frank Otfried July talks about perspectives gained from his multiple engagements for the Lutheran communion, as well as the situation of the churches in Germany, especially the Evangelical...
Bishops of the Evangelical Lutheran Church of Tanzania and the Church of Sweden during their joint retreat in Moshi, Tanzania Photo: LWF
14 May
Tanzanian and Swedish church leaders hold joint retreat
Education, Common Prayer, service, ministry, Jesus, Member Churches, Women, Climate, Advocacy, Youth, Diakonia
14 May
Lutheran bishops from Sweden and Tanzania have met together to discern ways of supporting each other’s ministry through prayer, service and public witness.
Intergenerational discussion on the witness of the LWF member churches in Latin America and the Caribbean & North America. Photo:LWF/A. Danielsson
13 May
Signs of hope amid challenging times
LWF member churches, Youth, Women, Human Rights, Member Churches, Gender Justice, Migration, Climate Justice, Climate, theological formation, service, cross-regional relationships, Local & Global event
13 May
Vibrant churches who are visible and present in their communities, empowering youth and women, and working on human rights, gender justice, climate justice, and migration, were in focus on the...
From left to right: Ordained pastors of the Mexican Lutheran Church; Karina Carmona, José Alcantara, Sofía Tenorio, Ángela Trejo, David Brondos, Roberto Trejo and Moisés Espino following the worship service celebrating 10 years of women’s ordination. Photo: L. Tenorio/ILM
12 Apr
Mexican church marks 10 years of women’s ordination
Women in Church and Society, Women, Women in Ordained Ministry, Gender Justice, Women Ordination, women in leadership
12 Apr
The recent celebration of 10 years of women’s ordination in the Mexican Lutheran Church was an occasion to reaffirm the church’s commitment to empower and encourage both women and men to contribute...
Getting together: Scholarship holders of the GNC/LWF with Rev. Dionisie Arion, Scholarship Secretary of the GNC/LWF (left) and Rev. Norbert Denecke, General Secretary of the GNC/LWF. Photo: LWF/A.Weyermüller
11 Apr
Deepening communion, strengthening churches, encouraging people
Lutheran theology, Theology, Youth, Communion, Women, LWF member churches, Member Churches, Ecumenical, GNC
11 Apr
Studying abroad, getting to know a different culture and language, taking up impulses from theology and church: every year about 35 students from member churches of the LWF make use this opportunity...
Bishop Antonio Alfredo Barros, Western Diocese of the Evangelical Lutheran Church of Angola. Photo. S. Gallay
29 Mar
Angola: A growing church making a mark in education
Voices from the Communion, Leadership, Angola, Communion, Education, Lutheranism
29 Mar
Bishop Antonio Alfredo Barros, from the Evangelical Lutheran Church of Angola, speaks about his enthusiasm to see every church member experience the freedom of discovering the Bible and knowing that...
Participants of the 19th International Seminar for pastors during an excursion in Wittenberg, Germany. Photo: LWF/A. Weyermüller
28 Mar
The whole world in one room
LWB-Zentrum Wittenberg, theological formation, Deeening Faith, Martin Luther, Lutheran Theological Seminary
28 Mar
Irrespective of their home countries, the participants of the 19th International theological seminar at the LWF Center Wittenberg in Germany agreed that this was an enriching and valuable experience...
Rev. Inken Wöhlbrand has been director of the LWF Center Wittenberg since October 2018. Photo: LWF/Weyermüller
16 Jan
A home that connects Lutherans around the world
theological formation, Theology, Lutheran theology, Luther Garden, Wittenberg, LWB-Zentrum Wittenberg
16 Jan
Rev. Inken Wöhlbrand, the new director of the LWF center, discusses about the center’s work, the potential of ecumenical and international encounters, and how the Luther Garden has woven a worldwide...
From left to right, Wartburg professor of pastoral theology, Rev. Nathan Frambach, LWF’s communications officer, Philippa Hitchen, 3rd year student Carrie Petersen and 2nd year student Marietta Nelson-Bitte. Photo:LWF/N. Torrecillas
15 Jan
USA seminarians reflect on global ecumenism and reconciliation
Ecumenical, Ecumenical Centre, ecumenicals relations, Institute for Ecumenical Research, Taizé, Lutheran Theological Seminary, students, Lutheran theology, Theology
15 Jan
A group of students and professors from the Wartburg Theological Seminary in Iowa (USA) visited the LWF headquarters in Geneva.
Dr. Nikola Schmutzler, pastor of the Evangelical Lutheran Church of Saxony. Photo: LWF/A. Weyermüller
29 Nov
A long tradition of training lay and ordained church workers
Lutheran theology, Public theology, Lutheran identity, Bible Study, Wittenberg, LWB-Zentrum Wittenberg, Training, Lay people, Lutheran Theological Seminary
29 Nov
Dr. Nikola Schmutzler a pastor of the Evangelical Lutheran Church of Saxony, reports on theological formation and education for non-theologians, Lutheran worship and the value of international...
Namibian Lutheran pastors Rev. Klaus-Peter Tietz (left) and Rev. Isak Malua. Photo: LWF/A. Weyermüller
22 Nov
Working together, growing friendships
Lutheran identity, Bible Study, Wittenberg, LWB-Zentrum Wittenberg, Namibia, 12th Assembly, Assembly, Reformation
22 Nov
Isak Malua and Klaus-Peter Tietz are both pastors in Namibia, serving in two different Lutheran churches in the country. Lutheran World Information spoke to them about the hopes and challenges they...
Ulla-Maarit Magga, the member of the ELCF General Synod representing the Sami parliament in Finland. Photo: Aarne Ormio
15 Nov
New translation of the Bible in Northern Sami language
Bible Study, bible, indigenous people, Minorities and Indigenous People, Finland
15 Nov
The Evangelical Lutheran Church of Finland has approved a new translation of the Bible in the Northern Sami language, with the Finnish Bible Society (FBS) predicting it will strengthen the cultural...
LWF encourages member churches to apply for scholarships. Photo: LWF/Johanan Celine Valeriano
11 Jul
LWF call for scholarship applications
Scholarships, Human and Institutional Capacity Development, capacity building, theological formation, development, Training
11 Jul
LWF is calling for scholarship applications for studies and training related to theological, diaconal and development work.
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”
Beneficiaries of the GNC/LWF scholarship program: (from left) Daniel Jara (Ecuador), Elizabeth Silayo (Tanzania), Michelle Wong (Malaysia) and Sebastian Dallmann (Germany). Photo: LWF/A. Weyermüller
27 Apr
“Despite all our differences we are one”
Scholarships, Communion, church, ecumenical relations
27 Apr
GNC/LWF scholarship-holders meet in Hanover
Rev. Yonas Yigezu Dibisa, EECMY President. Photo: LWF/S. Gallay
12 Oct
With passion for the gospel and discipleship
capacity building, Reformation 2017, Reformation 500, church growth and sustainability
12 Oct
Interview with Ethiopian church leader Yonas Yigezu Dibisa
Rt Rev. O. Michael Benhur, Bishop of the South Andhra Lutheran Church. Photo: LWF/S. Gallay
6 Oct
Ministerial formation is the backbone of church life
Reformation 2017, Lutheran theology, Reformation 500
6 Oct
Interview with Indian church leader Michael Benhur
Rev. Katia Maria Cortez Cristalles, Nicaraguan Lutheran Church of Faith and Hope. Photo: LWF/S. Gallay
6 Oct
Theological education for ‘the times in which we live’
sustainability, Lutheran theology
6 Oct
Interview with Nicaraguan pastor Cortez Cristalles
Anne Burghart, Secretary for Ecumenical Relations, with the Chinese translation of the Reformation Booklets.
20 Apr
Addressing the challenges of the world today
LWF Assembly, Twelfth Assembly, LWF Twelfth Assembly, Liberated by God's Grace
20 Apr
“Not for Sale”: Introduction to the Assembly sub-themes
Representatives from nine Lutheran World Federation (LWF)  member churches in Latin America and the Caribbean. Photo: LWF/ Peru
30 Mar
I am because you are: churches working together for capacity building
Diakonia
30 Mar
Help churches share experiences of their diaconal work ...
Rev. Martin Junge (left) and Cardinal Koch. Photo: LWF/S. Gallay
8 Jan
Press Release: A joint Catholic-Lutheran “Common Prayer” for 500 years of Reformation
Roman Catholic-Lutheran, Lutheran-Roman Catholic dialogue, Lutheran-Roman Catholic Commission on Unity, Reformation 2017, Reformation 500
8 Jan
General Secretary Junge and Cardinal Koch send liturgical guide to church leaders
Participants at LWF's conference, "Global Perspectives on the Reformation" in Windhoek, Namibia.
2 Nov
Social transformation through concrete and contextual theology
Interactions between theology, Lutheran theology, Public theology, Reformation 2017, Reformation 500
2 Nov
Message from LWF conference in Windhoek
LWF General Secretary Rev. Dr Martin Junge tells participants at the Global Perspectives on the Reformation conference: uphold the importance of freedom as a key insight of Lutheran Reformation.  Photo: LWF/I. Benesch
29 Oct
LWF General Secretary keynote presentation on global perspectives on the Reformation
Reformation, Global Perspective on Reformation, Reformation Day, Reformation 2017, Theology, Reformation 500
29 Oct
A theology that calls attention to exclusion amidst merciless competition
Paul’s letters that are used to enhance the exclusion of women should be read in the context of other writings that acknowledge women’s contribution in spreading God’s word, noted Tanzanian theologian Rev. Dr Hoyce Mbowe. Photo: LWF/I. Benesch
1 Oct
Reading the Bible with love and respect for different contexts
Hermeneutics Aarhus 2015
1 Oct
Divergent conclusions “will always” be part of biblical interpretation
Bishop Malasusa, centre, with members of the LWF Council
23 May
Malasusa: Challenges in Africa need special attention from Lutherans
Marangu, African leadership conference 2015
23 May
Hundreds attend Marangu anniversary opening worship
Europe’s Young Reformers at their first meeting in Trondheim, Norway. Photo: LWF/C. Richter
15 May
Getting ready for an intergenerational dialogue on climate justice
Global Young Reformers Network, Norway, Youth, Leadership, Education
15 May
LWF European ‘Young Reformers’ explore questions of Lutheran identity
Participants at the LAC sustainability meeting. Photo: LWF LAC
26 Aug
LAC Meeting Focuses on Management and Leadership for Sustainable Churches
Member Churches
26 Aug
Sustainability Institute Trains Leaders, Helps Builds Networks