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Holding the green card: members of the LWF Council vote on a proposal at the 2016 Council meeting. Photo: LWF/M. Renaux
6 Jul
Council 2016: moving the LWF toward the Twelfth Assembly
Council 2016
6 Jul
Council meeting photo essay ...
Council member Daniëlle Dokman makes a submission during the 20 June session of the LWF Council meeting. Photo: LWF/M. Renaux
27 Jun
Solidarity with peace building and encouragement of efforts to foster democracy
Council 2016, LWF Council 2016 resolutions
27 Jun
LWF Council 2016 resolutions
Representatives of the major partners of the LWF, with which it has dialgoue, greeted the Council on behalf of their organizations. Photos: LWF/Marko Schoeneberg, M. Renaux and F. Hübner
23 Jun
Stronger partnerships, deeper ecumenical relationships
Council 2016, ecumenical greetings
23 Jun
Greetings by LWF’s dialogue partners to Council
The LWF General Secretary and Council members reflected on the Council at the press conference. From left: General Secretary Martin Junge, Archbishop Antje Jackelén, Anna-Maria Klassen and Eun-hae Kwon. Photo: LWF/Marie Renaux
22 Jun
Wittenberg momentum for Reformation commemoration
Council 2016
22 Jun
LWF Council 2016 affirmed the ties that connect Lutherans
LWF takes to the streets to push for a UN climate change deal, November 2015. The LWF Council says churches should join in networks that build solidarity. Photo: LWF/P.Mumia
21 Jun
Articulating Lutheran presence in the public space
Council 2016, Lutheran Engagement in the Public Space
21 Jun
LWF Council approves study document, invites church action
Photo: LWF/M. Renaux
20 Jun
“Deeply saddened" by Latvian church decision against women’s ordination
Women in Ordained Ministry, Council 2016
20 Jun
LWF Council statement on women in the ordained ministry
Photo: LWF/Marko Schoeneberg
20 Jun
Global Lutheran leaders sign UN refugee agency petition
World Refugee Day 2016, Council 2016
20 Jun
LWF stands with 60 million displaced people on World Refugee Day
The LWF has kept a balanced budget and has adequate cash reserves, Finance Committee chairperson Christina Jackson-Skelton told the LWF Council. Photo: LWF/Marko Schoeneberg
17 Jun
Higher income, balanced budget despite financial challenges
Council 2016
17 Jun
LWF finance committee report to Council
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. ...
LWF General Secretary Rev. Dr Martin Junge, seen here with delegates of the international workshop for Young Reformers, held in Wittenberg, Germany, August 2015. Photo: Marko Schoeneberg
16 Jun
A second term for LWF General Secretary Martin Junge
Rev. Dr Martin Junge, Council 2016
16 Jun
LWF Council thanks Chilean theologian for dedicated passion
LWF General Secretary Rev. Dr Martin Junge. Photo: LWF/M. Renaux
16 Jun
With deep roots in history, we reach out to God’s future
LWF General Secretary, Council 2016, Rev. Dr Martin Junge
16 Jun
General Secretary Junge’s Report to Council
LWF President Bishop Dr Munib A. Younan. Photo: LWF/M. Renaux
16 Jun
A community of love
Council 2016, President Bishop Dr Munib A. Younan
16 Jun
LWF President Younan’s Address to Council
Photo: LWF/Marko Schoeneberg
15 Jun
Pilgrim Station, Opening worship, "Heavenly Cross" inauguration in the Luther Garden - The day in pictures
Council 2016, Heavenly Cross, pilgrimage, Wittenberg
15 Jun
A look back at the day's events. ...
Luther Garden architect Andreas Kipar, right, explains the elements of the art installation, Heavenly Cross, moments before it is unveiled. Looking on are LWF General Secretary Martin Junge, left, German President Joachim Gauck, LWF President Bishop Dr Munib A. Younan and General Secretary of the German National Committee of the LWF, Norbert Denecke, during the unveiling of the Heavenly Cross in the Luther Garden in Wittenberg, Germany. Photo: LWF/Marko Schoeneberg
15 Jun
“Heavenly Cross” inaugurated at Luther Garden
2016 LWF Council Meetings, Luther Garden, Heavenly Cross, Rev. Dr Martin Junge, Bishop Dr Munib A. Younan, German President Joachim Gauck, Reformation 2017, Council 2016, Reformation 500
15 Jun
LWF leaders and German President Gauck unveil work of art
Bishop Gerhard Ulrich, chairperson of LWF German National Committee and Bishop Ilse Junkermann of the Evangelical Church in Central Germany enter the Town Church in Wittenberg for opening worship service. LWF/Felix Kalbe
15 Jun
Inspired by “a miracle of peaceful revolution”
Council 2016
15 Jun
LWF Council opening worship at Wittenberg’s town church
Photo: LWF/Marko Schoeneberg
15 Jun
Pilgrims on the way to Wittenberg: a documentary in photos
Council 2016, Wittenberg pilgrimage, Reformation 2017, Reformation 500
15 Jun
More than 200 participants in the LWF Wittenberg Pilgrimage walked from the St Nicolai Church in Coswig along the Lutherweg towards Wittenberg
Pilgrims on the way from Coswig to Wittenberg. Photo LWF/Marko Schoeneberg
14 Jun
Lutherans discuss ecumenical commemoration of the Reformation
Council 2016, Wittenberg pilgrimage, Reformation 2017, Reformation 500
14 Jun
LWF Wittenberg Pilgrimage started today ...
A statue of Martin Luther in front of the town hall in Wittenberg. Photo: LWF/M. Renaux
1 Jun
LWF Council to meet in Wittenberg, Germany
Council 2016
1 Jun
Pilgrimage and symbolic cross unveiling at Luther Garden