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World Service staff attending the GLTM hold the names of the countries where they are working. Photo:LWF/A. Hillert
16 May
Rooted in faith, committed to serving others
Policy/Guidelines, Human resource management, Finance, country programs, security, Humanitarian Response, environment, World Service, Leadership
16 May
On 9 May in Geneva, a ten-day Global Leadership Team Meeting (GLTM) opened for staff of the LWF’s World Service department which serves some 3 million people in countries across the globe through its...
María Ruth Sanabria, Colombian human rights defender. Photo: LWF Colombia
18 Jan
María Ruth Sanabria: 40 years of taking risks to defend the rights of others
Minorities and Indigenous People, human rights defender, Human Rights, Advocacy, Peace, indigenous people
18 Jan
Despite continued threats on her life, María Ruth Sanabria remains undeterred in the struggle for the rights of marginalized people.
Messages of peace in a school run by LWF in Upper Nile State, South Sudan. Photo: LWF/ C: Kästner
17 Aug
World Humanitarian Day: LWF calls for protection of humanitarian space
notatarget, Humanitarian Heroes, humanitarian aid, aid worker security, humanitarian worker security, emergency, security, Advocacy, Peace
17 Aug
On World Humanitarian Day, the LWF calls for a better protection of humanitarian space.
Jacob Longar Aleer. Photo: LWF/ S. Gallay
17 Aug
Working in a high-risk area
DWS South Sudan, Education, peace building, Peace-building, peacebuilding, aid worker security, humanitarian worker security, security, Staff, notatarget, Peace
17 Aug
Interview with Jacob Aleer, LWF Security Focal Point in Jonglei, South Sudan ...
Guatemalan rights defender Maria Corina Ramirez Hernandez is trying to protect the environment as much as the indigenous people. Photo: LWF/Stéphane Gallay
17 Jul
Guatemalan, Bolivian human rights defenders present at UN
land rights, Human Rights, women's rights, land-grabbing, Minorities and Indigenous People, indigenous people
17 Jul
Maria Corina Ramirez Hernandez, a Mayan, is a member of the Guatemala Lutheran Church, a member of the LWF, and was in Geneva to present at the annual meeting of the UN’s Expert Mechanism on the...
The ACT forum meeting in Nicaragua. Photo: LWF/ E. Cédillo
11 Jun
“We want peace in Nicaragua”
DMD, World Service, Central America, ACT, Nicaragua
11 Jun
ACT statement calls for resumption of dialogue after violence
Caption: Ms Elena Cedillo, representative of the LWF Central America program, speaks at a side event of the UN High Level Political Forum 2017 in New York. On the left is Dr William F. Vendley, Secretary General, World Conference of Religions for Peace. Photo: Lutheran Office for World Community
21 Jul
Forging partnerships for dignified development
SDGs, Central America
21 Jul
LWF Central America work shared at side event of High Level Forum ...
An indigenous ceremony in Guatemala, honouring the earth and creation. Respect for the environment runs deep in the indigenous communities of Guatemala, many of whom now see their traditional way of life threatened by infrastructure projects. Photo: LWF/ C. Kästner
20 Jan
Guatemala Lutherans speak out against killing of human rights activist
Killing, human rights defender, Lutheran Church of Guatemala, Iglesia Luterana de Guatemala, ILUGUA
20 Jan
Indigenous communities “most affected when defending their way of life”
Decades of struggle for legal recognition of his land came to nothing for Don Francisco Siguic. Now the LWF and a Guatemalan human rights association hope to obtain land ownership titles. Photo: LWF/C. Kästner
2 Aug
Protecting earth and identity
land rights, Guatemala
2 Aug
LWF supports Maya communities in Guatemala
Maria. Photo: LWF/C. Kästner
20 Jun
Displaced by violence
World Refugee Day 2016, Honduras
20 Jun
Maria from Honduras
On April 16, an earthquake registering 7.8 magnitude struck off Ecuador’s central coast, causing widespread damage. Photo: Agencia de Noticias ANDES (CC-BY-SA)
19 Apr
Help needed in Ecuador
Ecuador Earthquake 2016, emergency relief
19 Apr
LWF Emergency hub coordinator to assess situation in earthquake area
At the lagoon of Alegría, Usulután, El Salvador, water levels have dropped dramatically. Photo: LWF/Sean Hawkey
2 Oct
LWF to Support Communities Impacted by Drought, Food Shortages in Central America
Climate Change, Humanitarian Response
2 Oct
Drought Linked to El Niño Damages Bean and Corn Crops
Rev. Dr Patricia Cuyatti, LWF area secretary for Latin America and the Caribbean, before the start of the UPR session on Nicaragua, 18 September, in Geneva. Photo: LWF/M. Spangler
22 Sep
Respect the Rights of Nicaragua’s Indigenous People
22 Sep
LWF Presents Joint Statement at UN Human Rights Council
ILUGUA General Coordinator Rev. José Pilar Álvarez Cabrera. Photo: LWF/M. Haas
19 Sep
Guatemalan Lutheran Church’s Álvarez on the Importance of LWF Membership
Member Churches, Communion, Diakonia
19 Sep
Greater Visibility of Advocacy and Human Rights Work
A group of participants in the LWF-run PACOS course. Photo: LWF Central America/M. Salinas
18 Dec
Young People Caring for the Environment in Honduras, a Society in Conflict
Climate Change
18 Dec
LWF Supports Initiatives That Promote Food Security and Climate Justice