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African youth at the LWF climate project training, Johannesburg, South Africa. Photo: LUCSA
27 Feb
Empowering the Young Generation
Climate Change, Youth
27 Feb
Thirteen new climate projects for Africa
The Africa pre-Assembly was told hunger dehumanizes people while the only way to divide the wealth in the world is through attaining quality education. Photo: LWF ALCINET/Felix Samari
10 Feb
Zero hunger and quality education paramount to Africa
Sustainable Development Goals, 2030 Agenda
10 Feb
Africa Pre-Assembly discusses Sustainable Development Goals
Members of the local planning team for the LWF Youth pre-Assembly. Photo: LWF/ C.Bader
23 Jan
Young Namibians excited to host global Lutheran youth gathering
Assembly 2017, Namibia, Youth pre-Assembly, Youth
23 Jan
More than 110 young Lutherans expected for LWF Youth Pre-Assembly in Ondangwa
Mari Oumar Sall, LWF country program in Mauritania, describing efforts to combat desertification and care for refugees, at a side event of COP 22 in Marrakech, Morocco Photo: LWF/Ryan Rodrick Beiler
16 Nov
People of faith listening to the cries of the earth
COP22, Interfaith, Climate Change
16 Nov
Growing cooperation between LWF Mauritania program and church in Senegal
LWF Ethiopia program coordinator Biruk Kebede (center) speaks at the panel debate on Education, Youth and Climate Change at COP 22, in Marrakech, Morocco. Photo: LWF/Ryan Rodrick Beiler
10 Nov
Connecting the local to the global at climate conference
COP22, DWS Ethiopia, Climate Change
10 Nov
LWF Ethiopia brings perspectives from communities devastated by climate change
LWF’s representatives at the COP 22 talks in Marrakech, Morocco, participated in an ecumenical "Prayer for the Planet" at the Roman Catholic Church of the Holy Martyrs, 8 November. Gloria Jumamil-Mercado, head of the Philippine government delegation (center) meets LWF Youth Secretary Caroline Bader and LWF delegation members [l-r] Cédrick Yumba Kitwa (Democratic Republic of Congo); Pascal Kama (Senegal); and Ditebogo Caroline Lebea (South Africa). Photo: LWF/Ryan Rodrick Beiler
9 Nov
Advocates urge transition to low-carbon economy, clean energy
COP22, ACT Alliance, World Council of Churches
9 Nov
This is a joint press release of the ACT Alliance, The Lutheran World Federation and World Council of Churches.
Young people from all over Brazil and beyond massed to form the seal of Martin Luther, known as the Luther Rose. Photo: IECLB
24 Aug
A symbol of growing witness
Global Young Reformers Network, 23rd Congress of the Evangelical Church of the Lutheran Confession in Brazil (IECLB), Evangelical Church of the Lutheran Confession in Brazil (IECLB)
24 Aug
Brazilian church hosts 1,500 young people from around the world
Delegates from LWF regions other than Latin America and the Caribbean will attend the 23rd Youth Congress of the Evangelical Church of the Lutheran Confession in Brazil. Photo: IECLB
15 Jul
Free to love and serve our neighbor
Evangelical Church of the Lutheran Confession in Brazil
15 Jul
Young reformers and nearly 2,000 delegates expected at Brazil's youth congress...
The Pre-Council meetings were held on 16 June.
17 Jun
Women and Youth Pre-Council Meetings: A day in pictures
Council 2016, Women, Youth
17 Jun
Upholding women in the ordained ministry and the role of youth. ...
The LWF is looking for a young pastor to deliver an inspiring and challenging sermon to close its Assembly next year.
10 Jun
Young pastor to preach at LWF Assembly Closing Worship
Preaching contest, LWF Assembly
10 Jun
Join the preaching contest for the Twelfth Assembly closing sermon
Youth hold symbols of creation during an ecumenical celebration at the Cathredral of Notre Dame de Paris during the COP 21 climate talks taking place in nearby Le Bourget, 3 December 2015 Photo: LWF/Ryan Rodrick Beiler
10 Dec
Caring for creation – a bridge between church and society
Climate Change, Climate Justice, Fast for the Climate. Interfaith. COP 21, Youth, Paris, Youth Participation
10 Dec
LWF climate advocates learn about French church eco-justice initiatives
Leaders of Protestant churches in France, Rev. Laurent Schlumberger, Rev. François Clavairoly and Rev. Dr Jean Ravalitera meet LWF General Secretary Rev. Dr Martin Junge (fourth from left) and the COP21 LWF delegtation, in Paris. Photo: LWF/Ryan Rodrick Beiler
10 Dec
Churches stand side by side in fight against climate change
Climate Change, Climate Justice, COP21, Youth Participation, Fast for the Climate. Interfaith
10 Dec
COP 21 delegates learn about unique challenges, advantages for churches
LWF partner ACT Alliance action on loss and damage, on the main concourse of the UN climate talks COP21 being held in Paris. © Sean Hawkey/WCC
7 Dec
“Leave no one behind”
COP21, Climate Justice, Climate Change, Interfaith, Youth Participation, Paris
7 Dec
COP 21 must tackle climate risks of the poorest and most vulnerable
An interfaith group of religious leaders sits in front of empty trays during a public action promoting the Fast for the Climate campaign during the COP21 UN climate summit in Paris, France. Photo: LWF/R. Rodrick Beiler
2 Dec
Faith leaders urge action at UN climate talks
COP21, Climate Justice, Climate Change, Youth Participation, Interfaith, Fast for the Climate
2 Dec
Junge’s emphasis on intergenerational justice at “Fast for the Climate” initiative
Christiana Figueres, Executive Secretary of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change, dances with Archbishop Thabo Makgoba of South Africa to celebrate some 1.8 million signatures on an interfaith petition for climate justice during the COP21 climate summit in Paris, France. Photo: LWF/R. Rodrick Beiler
29 Nov
Nearly 2 million people-of-faith petition on the eve of COP21
Climate Change, COP21, Fast for the Climate. Interfaith. COP 21, Youth, Climate Justice Climate Change
29 Nov
LWF delegation participates at the "Faith in Climate Justice" Day...
LWF President, Bishop Munib Younan, General Secretary, Rev. Dr Martin Junge and young council members advocate for climate justice. Photo: LWF/Sean Hawkey
26 Nov
Climate change is not an abstract reality for the Lutheran communion
COP21, Youth Participation, Fast for the Climate. Interfaith, Climate Change, Climate Justice
26 Nov
Youth and General Secretary lead the LWF at Paris talks
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