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Young Lutherans: excited about the prospect of launching Living Reformation projects. Photo: LWF/Johanan Celine P. Valeriano
28 Oct
Young Lutherans get Living Reformation projects off the ground
Global Young Reformers Network, GYRN
28 Oct
Living Reformation projects take shape in over 50 countries
LWF Vice-President for Asia, Eun-hae Kwon (left), with LWF Council member, Anna-Maria Klassen, praised young Lutherans for their efforts to address challenges faced by Christians globally. Photo: Johanan Celine Valeriano
7 Sep
Young reformers present innovative projects at global gathering
Workshop Wittenberg, Global Young Reformers Network, Youth, young reformers, Reformation 2017, Reformation 500
7 Sep
LWF Vice President Kwon: Youth bring new inspiration and creativity to the church.
A young Workshop Wittenberg participant looks at her church’s tree in the Luthergarten in Wittenberg. Young Lutherans are getting ready to leave the workshop keen to put climate change programs in place. Photo: LWF/Marko Schoeneberg
3 Sep
Heading home inspired to act for climate justice
Workshop Wittenberg, Global Young Reformers Network, Youth, young reformers, Climate Change, Climate Justice
3 Sep
Workshop Wittenberg has generated greater awareness and inspiration for climate justice advocacy
A still from the first animation examining the life of Martin Luther.
2 Sep
Animated series examining life of Martin Luther premieres
Luther, animated film, Workshop Wittenberg, Global Young Reformers Network, Youth, young reformers
2 Sep
Sneak peek: Workshop Wittenberg participants first to watch Luther
Cap: The panel comprising Judith Königsdörfer (WCC), Erin Clark (Church of England), Frère Jasper (Taizé) discuss the necessity of ecumenism, at the global gathering of young Lutherans, Workshop Wittenberg. Photo: DNK/LWB/F. Hübner
1 Sep
“We cannot afford to be divided as Christians”
1 Sep
Seek the good of the other despite our differences
Jeff Buhse and Tsiry Rakoto, of the LWF climate justice working group, tell young Lutherans in Wittenbergy that they need to support political commitment to a reasonable climate change agreement at the COP21 conference in Paris later this year. Photo: GNC/LWF/F. Hübner
31 Aug
Join young reformers in climate change prayer and fast
Climate Change, Workshop Wittenberg, Global Young Reformers Network, Youth, young reformers
31 Aug
LWF demands meaningful action at COP 21 climate conference
LWF General Secretary Rev. Dr Martin Junge tells young reformers at Wittenberg to live out God’s call for mission and service in the world. Photo: LWF/Marko Schoeneberg
28 Aug
Ongoing Lutheran reformation needs young people’s creativity
Reformation, Workshop Wittenberg, Global Young Reformers Network, Youth, young reformers, Martin Junge
28 Aug
LWF General Secretary Junge encourages youth to contribute new ideas
Caption: Benison Kachhap contemplates the significance of being the first young Lutheran to plant a tree in the renowned Luther Garden, in Wittenberg. Rev. Hans Kasch, director of the LWF Center in Wittenberg, looks on. Photo: GNC/LWF/F. Hübner
28 Aug
Youth must be as strongly rooted in the church as life-giving trees
Benison Kachhap, Gossner Evangelical Lutheran Church in Chotanagpur and Assam (GELC), Workshop Wittenberg, Global Young Reformers Network, Rev. Hans Kasch, Luther Garden, Youth, young reformers
28 Aug
Indian young reformer plants historic tree at Wittenberg Luther Garden
United Evangelical Mission General Secretary Rev. Dr Fidon Mwombeki told the young reformers to have a sense of urgent mission and vocation. Photo: LWF/Johanan C. Valeriano
27 Aug
Youth should adopt Luther's "radical thinking, daring energy, rebellious inclination"
Workshop Wittenberg, Global Young Reformers Network, Youth, young reformers
27 Aug
Mwombeki’s keynote address to young reformers
LWF Vice-President for Asia Eun-hae Kwon, right, with Sumita Chin, from Malaysia. Kwon says the ongoing witness of Lutherans motivates her to serve. Photo: LWF/M. Renaux
26 Aug
Nurturing young Lutherans for service to the communion
Workshop Wittenberg, Global Young Reformers Network, young reformers
26 Aug
Young reformers hear how LWF’s contribution shapes leaders
During opening worship in the Castle Church, young reformers were invited to bring to the altar symbolic gifts from their respective regions. Photo: LWF/Marko Schoeneberg
24 Aug
Faith is based on communication and understanding, say German leaders at Workshop Wittenberg opening
Global Young Reformers Network, Workshop Wittenberg, young reformers
24 Aug
Opening of Workshop Wittenberg celebrated with street parade, city tour, official greetings and opening worship.
Young people are put through their paces at an ELCA refugee simulation exercise. Photo: LWF/R. Schlott
24 Jul
Young American Lutherans step into the shoes of refugees
Simulated refugee experience, ELCA, Youth, Youth Participation
24 Jul
Simulated refugee flight “life changing”
The steering group of the Global Young Reformers Network in Wittenberg. Photo: LWF/F. Hübner
2 Jul
Young Reformers to meet in Wittenberg
Workshop Wittenberg, Global Young Reformers Network, Wittenberg, Youth, Youth Participation, Reformation 2017, Reformation 500
2 Jul
“Freed by God’s Love to Change the World”
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
LWF program officer Lokiru Matendo Yohana (left) and youth secretary Caroline Richter come up with creative ideas for ending climate change as they play the LWF board game, Climate Hero. Photo: LWF/S. Cox
31 Mar
Unleash Your Super Powers and Conquer Climate Change
Climate Hero, board game, Youth, Climate Change
31 Mar
LWF Youth Desk Launches Board Game
Ms Chrisida Nithyakalyani, UELCI youth secretary. Photo: LWF/P. Mumia
6 Mar
Youth Leadership: An Opportunity to Work across Generations in India
Youth, Leadership
6 Mar
Interview with UELCI Youth Secretary Chrisida Nithyakalyani
ACT Alliance climate campaigners staged a protest "Don't Gamble with our Future" as the UN climate talks drew to a close. Photo: LWF/Sean Hawkey
16 Dec
Increased LWF Advocacy Needed after Unambitious "Lima Call for Climate Action"
COP20, Climate Change
16 Dec
LWF COP 20 Delegate Kopp Says Mobilizing Churches Is Key to Pushing for Commitments
Standing together for one minute in silent protest, LWF Youth delegates unite with local activists to emphasize the devastating effects of climate change. Photo: LWF/Sean Hawkey
8 Dec
LWF Delegation Joins Human Chain in Solidarity with Climate Vulnerable Communities
Climate Change, COP20
8 Dec
Typhoon in the Philippines Prompts the Call for “Solidarity not just Sympathy”
Photo: LWF/Sean Hawkey
2 Dec
365 days of fasting launched at COP20
COP20, Climate Change
2 Dec
LWF delegation calling for lasting response to climate change
UN Climate Change General Secretariat, Christiana Figueres poses with LWF’s Fast for the Climate Youth Delegation. Photo: LWF/Sean Hawkey
27 Nov
LWF Youth Delegation to Advocate for Climate Change at UN Conference in Lima
Climate Change, COP20
27 Nov
Fast for Climate on 1 December, Candlelit Vigil
Photo: LWF/M. Renaux
15 Oct
Reformation Day Online: Virtual Choir, Critical Theological Debates
Member Churches, Reformation Day, Theology, Communion, LWF General Secretary, LWF Vice-President, GYRN First Virtual Conference
15 Oct
Hundreds to Explore Christian Faith and Lutheran Identity in First Virtual Conference of Global Young Reformers
LWF Vice-President Ms Eun-hae Kwon, introducing LWF’s interfaith approaches in advocating for climate justice, at a session of the Interfaith Summit on Climate Change in New York. Photo: LWF
24 Sep
A Spiritual Message of Hope for Climate Justice
Climate Summit 2014, United Nations, Fast for the Climate, LWF Vice-President
24 Sep
LWF Representative Kwon Offers Highlights from New York Climate Change Summits
The LWF delegation to the New York Climate events participated in the “Largest Climate March” in history, held 21 September, in New York City. Photo: #Fast for the Climate: Nikola Taylor
22 Sep
‘Here We March, We can do no other’
Climate Summit 2014, Fast for the Climate, Climate Justice, Climate Change, United Nations
22 Sep
Religions’ Visibility Matters in Historic Climate March
Martin Kopp (right), LWF delegate to the UN Climate Conference (COP19), speaks with Christina Figueres, director of UN Framework Convention on Climate Change. Photo: LWF/ Sean Hawkey
19 Sep
LWF to Participate in New York Interfaith Summit on Climate Change
LWF Vice-President, Climate Summit 2014, Climate Justice, Climate Change, Fast for the Climate, United Nations, Interfaith
19 Sep
Lutheran Delegates Host Fast at UN Summit Parallel Event
Young Reformers Steering Committee at Taizé. Photo: LWF/C. Kästner
29 Aug
Young Reformers Network Explores Cooperation With Taizé Community
Taizé, Fast for the Climate
29 Aug
Youth Empowerment and On-Going Reformation
In visiting congregations with youth ministries, Reuben Mete often ventures off the beaten paths. Photo: LWF/ M. Renaux
15 Aug
Papua New Guinea: Mainstreaming Youth Leadership
Youth Participation, Member Churches
15 Aug
Interview with Reuben Mete, the first National Youth Director
Children’s Climate Day 2011 organized by the Evangelical Church in Central Germany. Photo: LWF
2 Jul
LWF Second Virtual Conference on Diakonia to Link Participants on September 18
Diakonia, Second Virtual Conference on Diakonia, Member Churches
2 Jul
Called to be Transformed and Transforming, Diakonia in Context
Mami Brunah Aro Sandaniaina of the Malagasy Lutheran Church asks the Council how their churches engage young people who have taken part in LWF youth programs. Photo: LWF/M. Renaux
27 Jun
Across Generations without Fear or Different Status
Youth Participation, Member Churches, Council 2014, LWF Council, Reformation 2017, Reformation 500
27 Jun
Council Looks at Youth Participation in the LWF Communion
30 May
“Fast for the Climate” to Launch International Campaign
Member Churches, Interfaith, Climate Change, Fast for the Climate
30 May
Press Conference in Paris in Front of French Parliament Building