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During the UN climate conference COP26 in Glasgow, Scotland, people protested against the inaction of governments to mitigate the climate crisis. Photo: LWF/Albin Hillert
6 Sep
We need increased climate ambition, says German bishop
Season of Creation, Climate, Communion Building, LWF member churches, Climate Justice
6 Sep
The leading bishop of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Northern Germany, Kristina Kühnbaum-Schmidt, said churches in the global North must address the “uncomfortable questions” regarding climate...
This year’s theme for the Season of Creation, “Listen to the Voice of Creation”, invites participants to consider ways to contemplate the voices of those who are silenced – among them the voices of indigenous peoples and women. Photo: Sean Hawkey/WCC
1 Sep
Season of Creation 2022: “Listen to the Voice of Creation”
Season of Creation, Theology, ecotheology, Advocacy, Climate, Climate Justice, Ecumenical
1 Sep
Every year, from 1 September to 4 October, Lutherans join many Christians all over the world to observe the Season of Creation. This year its theme is “Listen to the Voice of Creation”. An ecumenical...
Church service and blessing of participants during the LAC regional workshop for climate justice in El Salvador. Photo: LWF/LAC 
4 Aug
LAC: Member churches advocating for climate justice together
Climate Justice, Advocacy, Member Churches, Latin America and the Caribbean
4 Aug
Latin America and the Caribbean already experiences the impacts of climate change through droughts, floods, ocean acidification, sea-level rise, tropical cyclones, and temperature changes negatively...
Obongi district, Uganda an LWF staff member speaks with the local community and provides support for women and children. LWF uses a local to global to local methodology where advocacy is conducted at the global level feeding back into efforts at the national and local levels. Photo: LWF/Albin Hillert
16 Jun
Human rights council: advocating with communities from local to global to local
human rights council, Advocacy, LWF member churches, Women
16 Jun
The 50th Session of the Human Rights Council (HRC) started this week, The Action for Justice unit leads the Lutheran World Federations’ (LWF) advocacy work at the sessions, connecting local...
Desri Maria Sumbayak, LWF Vice President for Asia. Photo: LWF/Albin Hillert
27 May
Indonesia: Passion for gender justice and eco-theology
Voices from the Communion, Gender Justice, ecotheology, LWF Vice-President
27 May
Desri Maria Sumbayak, from the Indonesian Christian Church (HKI), serves as the Lutheran World Federation (LWF) Vice President for the Asia region.
COP26 has concluded, but the LWF will continue to advocate for climate and intergenerational justice and creation care. Photo: LWF/Albin Hillert
16 Nov
COP26: LWF Delegates “disappointed but not disheartened by the lack of results”
Youth, Action for Justice, Climate, Climate Justice, COP26, LWF member churches, Climate Change, Women
16 Nov
While there have been some positive outcomes to the UN climate conference COP26, the path to climate justice is still very long.
Glasgow hosted the UN climate conference COP26, where world leaders gathered to negotiate a response to the ongoing climate crisis and emergency. Photo: LWF/Albin Hillert
13 Nov
Faith leaders: More must be done to achieve climate justice after COP26
COP26
13 Nov
“We will continue to care for creation, work for climate justice, and stand with the most vulnerable”
United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres addresses COP26 delegates during a UN High-Level Event for Global Climate Action – “Racing to a Better World” – at COP26. Photo: LWF/Albin Hillert
12 Nov
COP26: Faith organizations call on world leaders to “step up and deliver”
COP26, LWF member churches, Member Churches, Communion Building, Climate, Climate Change, Climate Justice
12 Nov
Current negotiation texts at the UN climate conference COP26 are failing in vital points. As COP26 draws to a close, The LWF joins other faith organizations in an urgent call “for urgent and...
Photo: LWF/Albin Hillert
10 Nov
COP26: Church leaders call for increased ambition for climate justice
COP26, LWF member churches, Member Churches, Communion Building, Climate, Climate Change, Climate Justice
10 Nov
The UN climate conference COP26 enters into its decisive phase this week. Leaders from the LWF member churches worldwide and their ecumenical partners have urged negotiators to limit global warming...
Representatives of faith-based organizations including the ACT Alliance, the LWF and Christian Aid take a stand for just financing at COP26 in Glasgow. Participants presented a large cheque supposedly signed by “Rich Countries” promising to deliver “Empty Promises Only” to developing countries, as a sum of “USD Blah Blah Blah”. Photo: LWF/Albin Hillert
8 Nov
COP26: Call to “keep 1.5 alive” and lift up missing voices
COP26, Climate, Climate Change, Climate Justice, General Secretary, LWF General Secretary, Youth
8 Nov
The gift of life is inseparable from the health of the earth. Therefore, after the first week of negotiations at the UN climate conference COP26 in Glasgow, the delegates of th LWF urge negotiators...
Khulekani Magwaza is a member of the LWF Council and youth delegate at the current UN climate conference COP26. Photo: LWF/Albin Hillert
5 Nov
South Africa: Speaking truth to power with compassion
Voices from the Communion, Youth, Climate, Climate Justice, COP26, Advocacy, Ecumenical
5 Nov
In this Voices from the Communion Khulekani Magwaza, LWF Council member and COP26 youth delegate, speaks about his experiences, his motivation to advocate for climate justice, and his ongoing...