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Participants in the ‘People on the Move’ workshop visit the ‘Augustanahof’ housing project and ecumenical center in Amsterdam. Photo: Holger Lux
8 Apr
Dutch church’s work on diversity and integration inspires LWF delegates from across Europe
Diakonia, Conviviality, Europe, Migration, capacity building
8 Apr
Delegates representing member churches of the LWF in Europe gained new insights when they visited a revitalized church, that that has been turned into a social housing complex, and an ecumenical...
Members of the VELKD Bishops' Conference, ecumenical guests and staff of the Institute for Ecumenical Research in Strasbourg. Photo: VELKD
25 Mar
Helping to shape Europe as a peace project
Institute for Ecumenical Research, ecumenism, Europe, European, reconciliation, racism, Peace, LWF member churches
25 Mar
Bishops from German Lutheran churches have reaffirmed the commitment to promoting the spirit of Europe as a community of countries.
Young pilgrims gather in Taize to share their faith and advocate for environmental protection. Photo: LWF/M. Renaux
28 Dec
Youth in Taizé: Be builders of hospitality and hope
Taizé, Youth, General Secretary, Europe, Advocacy, ecumenism, Climate
28 Dec
LWF General Secretary sends message to young people at European Encounter in Madrid
The CCME and CEC representatives presented the Christmas statement to First Vice-President of the European Parliament Mairead McGuinness in Brussels. Photo: CEC/Naveen Qayyum
4 Dec
European church leaders call for welcome of migrants in Christmas statement
Migrants, Welcoming the Stranger, Europe, Migration, Leadership
4 Dec
The Churches’ Commission for Migrants in Europe has issued a statement calling on political leaders, churches and European citizens to work toward a more inclusive and welcoming society.
Participants in the LWF European Regions' Meeting in Moravske Toplice, Slovenia, follow the presentation of LWF General Secretary Rev. Dr Martin Junge. Photo: LWF/A. Danielsson
13 Nov
European churches asked to counter populism by expressing God’s love
Europe, Migrants, Public Space, Lutheran identity, Youth Participation
13 Nov
Representatives of the three European regions of the LWF (Central Eastern Europe, Central Western Europe, Nordic Countries) meeting in Slovenia, said the growing populism and climate of fear in...
Hungarian police form a cordon as refugees board a train for northern Europe. Photo: MTI
4 Sep
“What have you done or failed to do for one of these?”
Refugees, Europe, Finnish Archbishop Kari Mäkinen, Finland
4 Sep
Finnish archbishop speaks out against harsh humanitarian cutbacks
A refugee woman carrying a child prepares to board a train for northern Europe at Budapest's main station, Keleti.Photo: MTI
4 Sep
European member churches respond to refugee crisis
Refugees, Europe, Hungary
4 Sep
“Situation has become especially dramatic”
Rev. Siv Limstrand, Open Church of Trondheim City Mission, speaks at the LWF Europe panel during the church leadership gathering in Trondheim, Norway. Photo: LWF/Ryan Rodrick Beiler
13 May
Perspectives on church witness in European society today
Refugees, Europe, European church leadership consultation, Norway, Easter
13 May
Panelists at LWF European church gathering describe varying contexts
Vessels used to transport migrants across the Mediterranean Sea lie rotting and decayed in a ships’ graveyard on the Italian island of Lampedusa. Photo: CCME/Franca di Lecce
21 Apr
A Clear and Compelling Need to Save Mediterranean Refugees
Refugees, Europe
21 Apr
LWF Reiterates Calls for Europe-Wide Actions
General Secretary Rev. Martin Junge at the LWF Council Meeting in Medan, Indonesia, June 2014. Photo: LWF/M. Renaux
4 Dec
Diaconal and theological work belong together
LWF General Secretary, Diakonia, Europe, Refugees
4 Dec
Speaking in Württemberg, the General Secretary of the Lutheran World Federation recalls the founding of the LWF
Rev. Martin Junge presents a cross from Central America to the Most Rev. Andres Poder, archbishop of EELC. Photo: Tiit Kuusemaa
28 Jan
Strengthening Lutheran Identity in Estonia
Refugees, Europe, Member Churches, LWF General Secretary
28 Jan
Encouragement in Secular Society
The Pope received a refugee’s teapot as an invitation to work together for the suffering neighbor. Photo: Osservatore Romano
21 Oct
LWF Delegation Meets Pope Francis
Refugees, Europe, LWF General Secretary, LWF President, LWF Vice-President, Migrants
21 Oct
Strengthening Churches’ Commitment to the Poor and Vulnerable
(middle) LWF President Bishop Dr Munib A. Younan at the launch of "Welcoming the Stranger” © UNHCR
14 Jun
LWF President Endorses Faith Leaders’ Historic Affirmations to “Welcome the Stranger”
Refugees, Europe
14 Jun
UNHCR Initiative Supports Refugees’ Protection and Promotes Interreligious Cooperation