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Ms Pranita Biswasi, LWF youth secretary. Photo: LWF/S. Gallay
3 Dec
Care for creation and future generations key issues for LWF delegation at COP 24
Climate intergovernmental panel, Climate Change, COP24, Youth, Climate, Youth Participation, Creation - Not for Sale
3 Dec
Ms Pranita Biswasi, LWF’s youth secretary, believes that young people are key agents of change. Reson why it is very significant that the LWF is again sending a youth delegation to COP 24.
Visiting the Lutheran office in New York, Helena Funk (third from left) received valuable tips on climate advocacy from Rebekka Pohlmann, Germany; Dennis Frado, LWF’s representative at the UN headquarters; and Christine Mangale, LOWC program director. Photo: Doug Hostetter
20 Nov
On the way to COP24 in Poland
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20 Nov
Helena Funk, a youth delegate from the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Northern Germany, received valuable tips on climate advocacy during her visit to the Lutheran Office for World Community in New Yo
Youth present their pre-Assembly message to the first plenary of the Twelfth Assembly, Namibia, May 2017. Photo: LWF/Albin Hillert
11 Apr
LWF youth call for revival of churches
Youth, Youth Participation, Global Young Reformers Network, Twelfth Assembly, LWF Twelfth Assembly, Assembly, Youth pre-Assembly
11 Apr
Lutheran youth have started the discussion on revival in the church.
A woman newly arrived from the DRC holds a child as they wait to be moved from the Sebagoro landing site. LWF Uganda is at the frontline of the refugee response. All Photos:  LWF Uganda / S. Nalubega
14 Feb
Urgent support for DRC refugees needed
Refugees, Violence, emergency relief, humanitarian relief, Refugees. Displaced person, DRC, Democratic Republic of Congo, Uganda
14 Feb
The LWF in Uganda is poised to manage three entry points for refugees fleeing conflict in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, an emergency the UN has labelled critical.
Peace messenger training in Jerusalem. Photo: LWF/ B. Grey
12 Feb
Empowering young people to train LWF Peace Messengers
Peace Messengers, Peace, peace building, Peace-building, peacebuilding, Youth, Interfaith, Muslim, Christian, Jerusalem, inter-religious dialogue, Interreligious Dialogue
12 Feb
The Lutheran World Federation has released a Peace Messenger training manual.
Daniel Sinaga. Photo: WCC/Sean Hawkey.
16 Nov
“Climate justice and interfaith dialogue should be connected”
COP23, Climate Justice, Climate Justice Climate Change
16 Nov
Interview with COP23 delegate Daniel Sinaga from Indonesia
LCP President Rev. Antonio D. Reyes (second right) joins officials of the Philippine Lutheran Youth League and the young reformers at the commemorative plaque renaming the century-old tamarind tree as the LCP Tree. Photo: Ely Hernandez
8 Nov
‘Luther Gardens’ in the Philippines
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8 Nov
Young Reformers in the Lutheran Church in the Philippines (LCP) are keeping the spirit of the 500-year-old Reformation alive by teaching members to become good stewards of God’s creation.
A volunteer accompanies a child during a 500for500 summer camp in 2016. Photo: Kazydy
27 Oct
Inspired by the spirit of ‘not being indifferent’
Reformation 500, Global Young Reformers Network
27 Oct
Russian young reformers build sponsor system for children to mark Reformation anniversary.
Evangelical Church of the Lutheran Confession in Brazil National Youth Congress 2016. Photo: F.Scherer
3 Aug
Inspiring youth to make diakonia more visible
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3 Aug
Commemorating 500 years of the Reformation in Brazil
Young reformers at the door of the historic Castle Church in Wittenberg, Germany. Photo: LWF Youth/Edgar Toclo
28 Jul
Lutheran youth lead initiatives at global exhibition
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28 Jul
LWF Young reformers at World Reformation Exhibition in Wittenberg.
Training session of FC Okapi, the soccer team currently holding third place in Kakuma premier league. The team trains every weekday afternoon. As they have their own field, they have better training opportunities than the more informal soccer teams. Photo: LWF/ C. Kästner
17 Jul
LWF World Service and Young Reformers in Wittenberg
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17 Jul
Presence in Heaven’s Tent and youthPointreformation
Seminary students from Pematang Siantar with their bicycles - the project mobilized 50 students in a country where bicycles are expensive and considered an unusual means of transportation. Photo: Daniel Sinaga
14 Jul
Cycling for the climate
Global Young Reformers Network, Youth, Reformation 2017, Creation - Not for Sale, Reformation 500
14 Jul
Young reformers in Indonesia use bicycles to inspire youth action on climate change
IELCO Young Reformers Marian Coy Contreras and Liria Suarez Preciado present the booklet Identitad Luterana para jovenes to encourage young people to participate in the church.  Photo: IELCO Young Reformers.
30 Jun
By youth for youth
Global Young Reformers Network, Youth, Lutheran identity, Living Reformation projects
30 Jun
Colombia’s young reformers share Lutheran identity in new booklet
Photo: ELCA Young Reformers
23 Jun
Reviving, rethinking, renewing faith
Global Young Reformers Network, Leadership, Youth, Reformation 2017, Reformation 500, Easter
23 Jun
Young Reformers in the United States bring youth voices to congregations
Young Council members in Wittenberg, 2016. Photo: LWF/M. Renaux
2 May
LWF Youth Pre-Assembly gathers 120 young people in northern Namibia
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2 May
A space to learn, discuss and become a voice of the young Lutheran generation
Kheke Chana warns residents of a Zambian village of the dangers of drug and alcohol abuse. Photo: ELCZ
4 Apr
Youth fight the scourge of drug and alcohol abuse in Zambia
Prevention of drug and alcohol abuse, Youth Zambia
4 Apr
High unemployment and poverty rates push increasing numbers of young Zambians to drugs and alcohol.
Young reformers in Poland have set up a Living Reformation project that exceeded expectation. Photo: ECACP
13 Mar
“I believe, therefore…” - hundreds of Polish youth support Reformation project
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13 Mar
More than 400 young people join Living Reformation project
The Africa pre-Assembly was told hunger dehumanizes people while the only way to divide the wealth in the world is through attaining quality education. Photo: LWF ALCINET/Felix Samari
10 Feb
Zero hunger and quality education paramount to Africa
Sustainable Development Goals, 2030 Agenda
10 Feb
Africa Pre-Assembly discusses Sustainable Development Goals
Members of the local planning team for the LWF Youth pre-Assembly. Photo: LWF/ C.Bader
23 Jan
Young Namibians excited to host global Lutheran youth gathering
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23 Jan
More than 110 young Lutherans expected for LWF Youth Pre-Assembly in Ondangwa
Young people from all over Brazil and beyond massed to form the seal of Martin Luther, known as the Luther Rose. Photo: IECLB
24 Aug
A symbol of growing witness
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24 Aug
Brazilian church hosts 1,500 young people from around the world
Delegates from LWF regions other than Latin America and the Caribbean will attend the 23rd Youth Congress of the Evangelical Church of the Lutheran Confession in Brazil. Photo: IECLB
15 Jul
Free to love and serve our neighbor
Evangelical Church of the Lutheran Confession in Brazil
15 Jul
Young reformers and nearly 2,000 delegates expected at Brazil's youth congress
The Pre-Council meetings were held on 16 June.
17 Jun
Women and Youth Pre-Council Meetings: A day in pictures
Council 2016, Women, Youth
17 Jun
Upholding women in the ordained ministry and the role of youth.
Young Lutherans: excited about the prospect of launching Living Reformation projects. Photo: LWF/Johanan Celine P. Valeriano
28 Oct
Young Lutherans get Living Reformation projects off the ground
Global Young Reformers Network, GYRN
28 Oct
Living Reformation projects take shape in over 50 countries
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
LWF Vice-President for Asia, Eun-hae Kwon (left), with LWF Council member, Anna-Maria Klassen, praised young Lutherans for their efforts to address challenges faced by Christians globally. Photo: Johanan Celine Valeriano
7 Sep
Young reformers present innovative projects at global gathering
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7 Sep
LWF Vice President Kwon: Youth bring new inspiration and creativity to the church.
A young Workshop Wittenberg participant looks at her church’s tree in the Luthergarten in Wittenberg. Young Lutherans are getting ready to leave the workshop keen to put climate change programs in place. Photo: LWF/Marko Schoeneberg
3 Sep
Heading home inspired to act for climate justice
Workshop Wittenberg, Global Young Reformers Network, Youth, young reformers, Climate Change, Climate Justice
3 Sep
Workshop Wittenberg has generated greater awareness and inspiration for climate justice advocacy
A still from the first animation examining the life of Martin Luther.
2 Sep
Animated series examining life of Martin Luther premieres
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2 Sep
Sneak peek: Workshop Wittenberg participants first to watch Luther
Cap: The panel comprising Judith Königsdörfer (WCC), Erin Clark (Church of England), Frère Jasper (Taizé) discuss the necessity of ecumenism, at the global gathering of young Lutherans, Workshop Wittenberg. Photo: DNK/LWB/F. Hübner
1 Sep
“We cannot afford to be divided as Christians”
1 Sep
Seek the good of the other despite our differences
Jeff Buhse and Tsiry Rakoto, of the LWF climate justice working group, tell young Lutherans in Wittenbergy that they need to support political commitment to a reasonable climate change agreement at the COP21 conference in Paris later this year. Photo: GNC/LWF/F. Hübner
31 Aug
Join young reformers in climate change prayer and fast
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31 Aug
LWF demands meaningful action at COP 21 climate conference
LWF General Secretary Rev. Dr Martin Junge tells young reformers at Wittenberg to live out God’s call for mission and service in the world. Photo: LWF/Marko Schoeneberg
28 Aug
Ongoing Lutheran reformation needs young people’s creativity
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28 Aug
LWF General Secretary Junge encourages youth to contribute new ideas