News

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
9 Nov
A day of reconciliation in Moscow
Reformation 2017, Reformation 500, church growth and sustainability, Lutheran identity
9 Nov
25 October was a special day for Archbishop Dietrich Brauer of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Russia (ELKR).
24 Oct
Reformation is a catalyst to stand against oppressive systems in Asia
Lutheran identity, Religious life and public space in Asia, Reformation 500
24 Oct
Lutheran identity seminar on the church in the public space
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
15 Dec
French Lutherans and Catholics jointly commemorate the reformation
Ecumenical, Joint Commemoration of the Reformation
15 Dec
Common Prayer service in Strasbourg
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
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
20 Jul
Breaking the silence to end AIDS
HIV/AIDS
20 Jul
Addressing stigma and disparity
7 Jun
Double celebration for Eritrean church
Evangelical Lutheran Church of Eritrea, Reformation
7 Jun
Church ties 150th anniversary to Reformation festivities
22 Apr
Serving refugees then and now
Latvian Evangelical Lutheran Church in Exile, Refugees, World War Two, Latvian Cross
22 Apr
Encouragement from LWF’s history with Latvian refugees
4 Feb
‘What unites us is stronger than what divides us’
Lutheran-Roman Catholic dialogue, Lutheran-Roman Catholic Commission on Unity, Lund, Common Prayer, Commemoration, Reformation 2017, Reformation 500
4 Feb
Joint commemoration in Lund is a bold step to deepen relations between Lutherans and Catholics
17 Dec
Embracing differences in multi-faceted Asia
Lutheran identity
17 Dec
Lutheran identity acknowledges solidarity amidst suffering
25 Nov
Celebrating 45 years of ordaining women
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America
25 Nov
ELCA Presiding Bishop Eaton gives thanks for women pastors
28 Aug
Tanzanian and Swedish church leadership give thanks for gift of communion
Evangelical Lutheran Church in Tanzania, ELCT, Church of Sweden, CoS, member relations
28 Aug
Joint meeting produces statement promoting partnership
30 Jul
LWF president Bishop Younan visits member church in Kazakhstan
Bishop Dr Munib A. Younan, Evangelical Lutheran Church in the Republic of Kazakhstan (ELCRK), Federation of the Evangelical Lutheran Churches in Russia and Other States
30 Jul
Accompanying each other in the Lutheran communion
5 Jun
Renewal of the Lutheran church in Africa must address today’s realities
Marangu, Marangu 2015, Marangu Africa leadership consultation, Bishop Dr Musa P. Filibus
5 Jun
Nigerian Bishop Musa stresses need for critical reforms in theological education, leadership, liturgy and worship
28 May
At the age of 102, Marangu 1955 delegate reminds African Lutherans of unity of purpose
Marangu, Marangu 2015, Marangu Africa leadership consultation, Marangu 60th anniversary, Ethiopia, Dr Emmanuel Abraham
28 May
Marangu 1955 co-chair Emmanuel Abraham, 102: the importance of Marangu is that its aim was achieved
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
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
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
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
23 May
Malasusa: Challenges in Africa need special attention from Lutherans
Marangu, African leadership conference 2015
23 May
Hundreds attend Marangu anniversary opening worship
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
13 May
Perspectives on church witness in European society today
Refugees, Europe, European church leadership consultation, Norway
13 May
Panelists at LWF European church gathering describe varying contexts
12 May
Marangu at 60: Celebrating growing Lutheran solidarity in Africa
Marangu Africa leadership consultation, Marangu
12 May
Tanzanian church hosts historic Reformation preparation event
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
6 Feb
Younan Encourages Baltic Churches to Nurture Interdependence of Lutheran Communion
LWF President
6 Feb
“Carrying the Cross Together”