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Guest and church leadership at the anniversary celebrations of MLC. Photo: LWF
11 Jun
From a few families to a worldwide mission
11 Jun
Malagasy Lutheran Church celebrates 150 years
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”
Prof. Dr Karl-Wilhelm Niebuhr, on the right and Rev. Dr Sivin Kit, at his left, lecturest at the 17th International Theological Seminar, taking place in Wittenberg, Germany. Photo: LWF
19 Mar
Reading the Bible with Luther in different cultural contexts
Lutheran identity, Bible Study, Wittenberg, LWB-Zentrum Wittenberg
19 Mar
“Martin Luther’s approach to the Bible follows a long-standing tradition among scholars, but in a number of ways it is unique for his time,” Prof.
LWF president Archbishop Dr Panti Filibus Musa with participants after the joint worship. Photo: LWF/ I. Htun
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
High-level guests at the church service marking the return of the Cathedral St Peter and Paul. Photo: ELKRAS/Elena Djakiwa
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).
A group discussion on religion and the public space during the Asian Lutheran Identity Seminar in Hong Kong. Photo: LWF/S. Lawrence
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
LWF General Secretary Rev Dr. Martin Junge preaching in Nidarosdomen, the cathedral in Trondheim, Norway. Photo: Church of Norway
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
Married couple Catherine and Dominique Keller – he Catholic and she Lutheran – light the fourth candle marking the ecumenical imperatives. Photo: Diocèse de Strasbourg/Marc Larchet
15 Dec
French Lutherans and Catholics jointly commemorate the reformation
Ecumenical, Joint Commemoration of the Reformation
15 Dec
Common Prayer service in Strasbourg
Keynote speaker Rev. Dr Rafael Malpica-Padilla, director of Global Mission, Evangelical Lutheran Church in America. Photo: LWF/M. Renaux
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
Church leaders at the LWF leaders conference last year. Photo: Johanan Celine P. Valeriano
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
A candle is lit on the first day of Faith on the Fast Track, a meeting of faith organizations ahead of AIDS2016. Photo: WCC/Albin Hill
20 Jul
Breaking the silence to end AIDS
HIV/AIDS
20 Jul
Addressing stigma and disparity
Evangelical Lutheran Church of Eritrea vice president, Rev. Habtom Tewolde, and General Secretary, Temesghen Berhane, visited Geneva to discuss Reformation celebrations. Photo: LWF/S. Gallay
7 Jun
Double celebration for Eritrean church
Evangelical Lutheran Church of Eritrea, Reformation
7 Jun
Church ties 150th anniversary to Reformation festivities
Elected deacons and officers at Augustdorf in the British zone, west Germany. Photo: LWF Archives
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
The Catholic-Lutheran commemoration in Lund, Sweden, is an important opportunity for Catholics and Lutherans to remember that the reconciliation to which God calls them is for the unity of the Church of Christ and of the world. Photo: LWF/S. Gallay
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
Asian church leaders gathered to discuss differences and commonalities across Lutheran churches of the Asia region. Photo: LWF/JC Valeriano
17 Dec
Embracing differences in multi-faceted Asia
Lutheran identity
17 Dec
Lutheran identity acknowledges solidarity amidst suffering
Rev. Taryn Montgomery making the sign of the cross on her daughter's forehead at the Bread of Life Lutheran Church in Minot, North Dakota, United States. Photo: ELCA
25 Nov
Celebrating 45 years of ordaining women
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America
25 Nov
ELCA Presiding Bishop Eaton gives thanks for women pastors
Bishops from Tanazania and Sweden deepen relations between the two churches during a four-day meeting in Sweden. Photo: Magnus Aronson/IKON
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
LWF President Bishop Dr Munib A. Younan with Bishop Yuri Novgorodov (very last row) and other pastors and church officials of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in the Republic of Kazakhstan, during the June visit to Astana. Photo: ELCRK
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
Lutheran Church of Christ in Nigeria Bishop Dr Panti Filibus Musa makes his presentation at the May 2015 consultation and 60th anniversary of African Lutheran church leaders in Moshi, Tanzania. Photo: LWF/Tsion Alemayehu
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
Emmanuel Abraham, when he was one of the five co-chairs of the Marangu 1955 conference. Photo: LWF Archives
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
Bishop Medardo Gómez, right, watches theologian Pablo Richard greet Rev. Vilma Rodríguez from the Salvadoran Lutheran Church, who took part in the beatification of assassinated Catholic Archbishop Oscar Romero. Photo: R. Menjivar
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
LWF Council member Ms Titi Malik and LWF President Bishop Munib A. Younan plant a commemorative tree for the 60th anniversary of the first Lutheran conference in Marangu. Photo: LWF/Tsion Alemayehu
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
Bishop Younan (fourth from right) stands among Lutheran leaders welcoming a group of young Lutherans who climbed Mt Kilimanjaro. He told worshippers at the close of the Marangu conference that the challenge for Lutherans was to empower African Christians to more fully contextualize the gospel. Photo: LWF/Tsion Alemayehu
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
Lutheran women take to the airwaves in Moshi, Tanzania, with a message that women's rights must be upheld. Photo: LWF/Tsion Alemayehu
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
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
LWF General Secretary Rev. Martin Junge delivers his presentation during the Marangu anniversary conference on 20 May 2015. LWF/Tsion Alemayehu
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