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In Voices from the Communion, LoeRose Mbise of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Tanzania says education and awareness-raising are critical if violence against women and girls is to be tackled. Photo: LWF/Albin Hillert
16 Aug
Supporting women and girls in the struggle to end violence
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16 Aug
In a video interview for Voices from the Communion, LWF Council member LoeRose Mbise, who works as general secretary of a diocese of the church, talks about the distressing effect of child marriage an
Malagasy Lutheran Church representatives: overseas mission coordinator Rakotondramiadana Holiharifetra, vice president Rev. Andrianjafy Octave Benil, and pastor Rev. Ravaka Ratovohery. Photo: LWF/P. Lok
14 May
African pastors serving Lutherans in Thailand
Member Churches, member relations, cross-regional relationships, south-south cooperation
14 May
Two Lutheran World Federation churches are breaking the traditional mission partnership mold.
Early in the morning, a boy runs amid the tents in the Zaatari Refugee Camp, located near Mafraq, Jordan. Opened in July, 2012, the camp holds upwards of 20,000 refugees from the civil war inside Syria, but its numbers are growing. Photo: Paul Jeffrey/ACT
19 Apr
Be the voices and hands of hope!
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19 Apr
The Church of Norway has issued a striking plea to the country’s Prime Minister Erna Solberg to show courage by offering a concrete welcome to refugees to the Scandinavian nation.
Campaigning for young congregation council members in the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Bavaria: Synod President Annekathrin Preidel, Lisa Schaube and Paula Tiggemann. Photo: Johannes Kurt Minkus
17 Apr
Young Germans urged to run for congregation councils
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17 Apr
“Young, Protestant, with something to say?
Young people with disabilities receive support and therapy, such as painting lessons, by a small Lutheran congregation in Tolyatti, Russia. Photo: Marcus Mockler, epd -Bild
10 Apr
Lutherans in Russia assist people with disabilities
Diakonia, People with Disabilities, disability, psychosocial support
10 Apr
A small Lutheran congregation in Tolyatti, west Russia, has taken up the challenge of being an inclusive congregation, providing vital support for disabled young adults.
Prayer to overcome violence. Photo: Eugenio Albrecht
5 Apr
Church in Paraguay pledges to support new anti-violence law
gender-based violence, faith and women’s empowerment, Gender Justice & Women’s Empowerment, Network of Women and Gender Justice of the Lutheran churches in Latin America and the Caribbean
5 Apr
Paraguay has brought into force new measures to curb violence against women and girls, a move the Evangelical Church of the River Plate says it supports.
Wittenberg city street. Photo: LWF / M. Renaux
13 Mar
LWF Center remains in Wittenberg after reformation anniversary
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13 Mar
The Lutheran World Federation will remain in Wittenberg for the coming ten years.
A lie-in in front of the White House, organized by students in Washington after the school shooting in Florida, calls for more legislation on privately owned firearms. Photo: Lorie Shaull/ Flickr
9 Mar
ELCA Bishops stand with youth in addressing gun violence and school safety
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9 Mar
Following a school shooting in Florida, the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA) Conference of Bishops has issued a statement calling for “a deeper conversation about school safety and second
Information and Materials on the climate fasting campaign “As much as you need”. Photo: Heinrich Mühlenmeier
12 Feb
Seven Weeks “As much as you need”
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12 Feb
Fasting for the climate in Germany
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
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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
A girl from Somalia studies in an LWF primary school, Ali Addeh camp, Djibouti. LWF strongly advocated for girl’s education and against early marriage. Photo: LWF/ Heléne Wikström
13 Oct
“Education is light, ignorance is darkness”
Education, DWS Kenya, Refugees
13 Oct
Refugees speak about the importance of education for girls
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
Genet Girma Eshete of Ethiopia talks to another particpant during the LWF Diakonia and HRM workshop in Nairobi. Photo: LWF/Afram Pete
1 Dec
Expressing God’s love through serving the neighbor
Diakonia, Human resource management, Human and Institutional Capacity Development
1 Dec
LWF human resource management training for churches in Central and East Africa
Participants in the Consultation on Contemporary Mission in Global Christianity. Photo: LWF/S. Gallay
16 Nov
How are Lutheran churches shaping holistic mission today?
Contemporary mission, Mission, Consultation
16 Nov
LWF Global Consultation on Contemporary Mission in Global Christianity
Queen Margrethe II of Denmark attends a tree planting ceremony in the Luther Garden, Wittenberg. Photo: Felix Kalbe
6 Oct
Queen Margrethe II of Denmark visits Lutherstadt Wittenberg
Queen Margrethe II of Denmark
6 Oct
Flowering ash in Luther Garden and altar cloth for Castle Church
Participants discuss diaconal strategies during the workshop in Managua, Nicaragua. Photo: Grosvyn Ariel Rodriguez
29 Aug
Churches share best practice in fight against injustice
HIV and AIDS, Diakonia, Theology, Human resource management
29 Aug
Workshop for diaconal workers in Latin American churches
ELCA Presiding Bishop Elizabeth A. Eaton, addressing the Churchwide Assembly in New Orleans: Photo: ELCA
19 Aug
LWF encouraged by member church action to review investments in fossil fuel companies
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19 Aug
General Secretary Junge at Churchwide Assembly of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America
Three of the Ezulwini home-based carers, Ellen Dlamini, Caroline Motsi and Thembisile Mncina, bringing care and relief to people living with HIV. Photo: Methodist Church of Southern Africa/Bonginkosi Moyo-Bango
22 Jul
Swaziland’s door-to-door HIV carers
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22 Jul
Caring for the family, reducing stigma
Tanzanian Lutheran pastor Rev. Amin Sandewa is a founding member of the interfaith network of religious leaders living with, or personally affected by HIV. Photo: Private
22 Jul
We can go far with others in fight against HIV and stigma
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22 Jul
Tanzanian Lutheran pastor Sandewa shares his personal experience
Beryl Logan, coordinator of HIV and AIDS work for India’s Lutheran churches says fear of discrimination by families and society poses major challenges for AIDS patients in the country. Photo: UELCI
21 Jul
India’s Lutheran churches fight AIDS stigma
HIV/AIDS, India, United Evangelical Lutheran Churches in India, UELCI
21 Jul
Perceptions are changing about the church and people living with HIV
Teacher Almaz Tesfaldet shows five-year-old Luz how to play a traditional drum at the Lutheran church-run pre-school in Asmara. The Eritrean Lutheran church kindergartens in the capital and three remote villages provide learning and recreation space for children from many faith backgrounds. Photo: LWF/Rainer Lang
25 Apr
Many faiths under one roof in Eritrean church kindergartens
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25 Apr
Lutheran communion support is important and much needed
Evangelists take part in a training session in Yangon through a program run by the Myanmar Lutheran Church to provide its village congregations with lay leaders. This support is critical “for a young church with many small congregations in the villages,” says Ilona Dorji, LWF secretary for Project Coordination and Monitoring. Photo: LWF/I. Dorji
22 Apr
The joys and challenges of thousands across the LWF
Myanmar Lutheran Church
22 Apr
LWF committee to discuss funding for member church projects
Children enjoy recreation activities in an area designated for women at the Davudija camp for internally displaced people, Dohuk, north Iraq. Photo: LWF/Seivan Salim
15 Apr
Deep gratitude to Polish church for refugee support
Evangelical Church of the Augsburg Confession in Poland
15 Apr
Junge: LWF churches share the vocation of serving people in need
Meeting in Wittenberg, German and Tanzanian Lutheran church leaders stated their commitment to ongoing mutual conversations and exchange. Photo: VELKD/Gundolf Holfert
11 Mar
German and Tanzanian Lutheran leaders affirm mutual solidarity
VELKD, Reformation
11 Mar
Wittenberg meeting on “Reformation and One World”