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Maria Immonen, director of LWF World service. Photo: LWF
19 Aug
Organizations need to promote women’s confidence
World Humanitarian Day, Women, Humanitarian Heroes, humanitarian worker security, WomenHumanitarians
19 Aug
World Humanitarian Day casts a spotlight on those who work in humanitarian and development organizations, often in dangerous and challenging environments, to support victims of conflict or natural...
Amrita Rai works as a volunteer in Sanischare Refugee Camp. Photo: LWF Nepal
16 Aug
Fighting against injustice and inequality
World Humanitarian Day, Women, Humanitarian Heroes, humanitarian worker security, WomenHumanitarians
16 Aug
A volunteer from Nepal shares her story on World Humanitarian Day. LWF Nepal, with support from the UNHCR has provided asylum to Bhutanese refugees since 1991, finding long-term solutions to increase...
Sarah Ewoi, with a South Sudanese refugee family at Nadapal center. Photo : LWF Kenya
15 Aug
Selfless service at the front line
World Humanitarian Day, Women, Humanitarian Heroes, humanitarian worker security, WomenHumanitarians
15 Aug
Sarah Ewoi is a mother of 4, working for the Lutheran World Federation – World Service at the Nadapal Transit Centre in Kenya. For World Humanitarian day she shares what she experiences every day.
Participants at the LWF advocacy training workshop in San José, Costa Rica, 14-16 July.  Photo: LWF/F. Wilches
30 Jul
LWF rolls out Advocacy Handbook in Central America
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30 Jul
The persecution and killing of human rights defenders, and the exercise of religious freedom in Central America under the spotlight at a training workshop in San José, Costa Rica, rolling out the the...
Two young men construct a house in the Beldangi Refugee Camp in southeast Nepal. Photo: LWF/Albin Hillert
20 Jun
Taking leadership #WithRefugees
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20 Jun
All over the world, churches are making a difference for people on the move. They provide shelter, food and water, give psychosocial support, and help to build relations with host communities. So...
LWF Council members follow discussion on the protection of biodiversity.  The report was presented by the Committee for Advocacy and Public Voice chairperson, Ms Vera Tkach, Federation of Evangelical Lutheran Churches in Russia and Other States. Photo: LWF/Albin Hillert
19 Jun
Call to act on climate-related crises, religious and political injustice
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19 Jun
The LWF Council concluded its 2019 meeting with public statements and resolutions on crises related to climate change, the Israeli-Palestinian situation, the legacy of slavery and religious...
Director General of the United Nations Office at Geneva, Michael Møller addresses the launch of the Waking the Giant self-assessment tool on 17 June. Photo: LWF/A.Hillert
18 Jun
UN endorses LWF work for Development Goals
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18 Jun
The world urgently needs the contribution of Lutheran churches and other faith based organizations if the UN Sustainable Development Goals are to be achieved. That was the message from the Director...
Emma van Dorp lit five symbolic candles on the altar, as the church leaders affirmed the “wish to make more visible our common witness in worship and service, on our journey together towards visible unity.” Photo: LWF/Albin Hillert
16 Jun
A source of hope towards Christian unity
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16 Jun
Leaders of Lutheran, Roman Catholic, Methodist, Reformed and Anglican global church bodies today reaffirmed commitment to unity, joint witness and service as they co-presided a special prayer service...
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
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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
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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
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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
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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”
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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
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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
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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
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