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In Abu Dis, Palestine, 2020: A woman walks toward the Al-Quds ('Jerusalem') University in Abu Dis, with the separation wall mounted by the Israeli authorities in the background. Photo: LWF/Albin Hillert
16 Jun
Israel-Palestine conflict: A lasting solution must include ending the occupation
council, Council 2022, Public Statement, Statement, Governance, Advocacy, Israel, Palestine, Augusta Victoria Hospital
16 Jun
The continued Israeli occupation of Palestinian territories, and the escalating violence including killing of innocent victims threatens people’s lives, human rights and dignity, and violates...
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14 Jun
“Shocking and disturbing” global food crisis requires sustainable response
council, Council 2022, Public Statement, Statement, Food Security, Governance, hunger, COVID19, Advocacy
14 Jun
It is “shocking and deeply disturbing” that nearly 193 million people in 53 countries experience a food crisis yet there is enough in the world to feed everyone. The Lutheran World Federation (LWF)...
LWF Council members in plenary session at this year’s meeting in Geneva, Switzerland. Photo: LWF/S. Gallay
13 Jun
LWF calls for end to war in Ukraine and “bolder efforts” to address other conflicts
council, Council 2022, Statement, Public Statement, Ukraine crisis, Peace, peace building, conflict, Conflict resolution, LWF member churches, Advocacy, Human Rights, Interfaith, Governance
13 Jun
The Lutheran World Federation (LWF) has reiterated its previous calls for Russia’s immediate withdrawal from Ukraine, and urged greater investment by the international community in peaceful means of...
LWF continues to advocate for equal access to COVID19 vaccines. Photo: LWF/Albin Hillert
15 Mar
LWF advocates for equitable access to COVID-19 vaccines at Human Rights Council
COVID19, health care, Public Statement, Human Rights
15 Mar
At the 49th session of the United Nations Human Rights Council, the Lutheran World Federation advocated for equitable and universal access of COVID-19 vaccines.
View of the Jerusalem Old City from the Mount of Olives. Photo: LWF/Albin Hillert
10 May
LWF appeals for an end to violence in Jerusalem
Public Statement, Peace, peace building, Interfaith, Justice, AVH, Palestine homes, LWF member churches, Advocacy
10 May
The LWF has issued an appeal for peace in Jerusalem, where clashes between Palestinians and Israeli security forces in recent days have left hundreds of people injured. The violence has been...
A group of children in Jonglei state, South Sudan. Photo: ALWS/ Julie Krause
10 Mar
Human Rights Council: LWF calls for protection of children in South Sudan
Justice, Human Rights, Diakonia, Advocacy, Youth, human rights council, Statement, Public Statement, Children, Child Protection, Protection, sgbv, gender-based violence, early marriage, Violence, Faith and Protection
10 Mar
The LWF has raised concerns about the situation of children in South Sudan. “South Sudanese children are inadequately protected against the worst forms of violence,” LWF Regional Program Coordinator...
Augusta Victoria Hospital aerial view. Photo: LWF/M.Renaux
29 Oct
Augusta Victoria Hospital board calls for immediate solution to critical financial situation
Augusta Victoria Hospital, Diakonia, Jerusalem, Palestine, Statement, Public Statement
29 Oct
The board of the Augusta Victoria Hospital has expressed, in a public statement issued today, its extreme concern over the crisis situation that has arisen due to the non-payment of patient fees.
Photo by Chris Slupski on Unsplash
29 Jan
LWF condemns stifling of democracy in Venezuela
Public Statement, Statement, Peace
29 Jan
The Lutheran World Federation expresses deep concern over the ongoing political and humanitarian crisis in Venezuela.
In the wake of the church bombings in Surabaya, young people from the LWF member churches in Indonesia came together and lit 1000 candles, as a symbol of their solidarity with those affected, and also to push back terrorism in all forms. The youth pray that peace will prevail in Indonesia. Photo: National Committee of the LWF in Indonesia
16 May
A voice for peace following bombings in Indonesia
Public Statement, Statement, General Secretary Martin Junge, Violence, Conflict resolution, Terrorism, bombing
16 May
Following terror attacks at three churches and a police station in Surabaya, Indonesia, on Sunday and Monday, the National Committee of the LWF in Indonesia issued a statement calling for peace and...
An olive tree, symbolizing peace, in Jerusalem. Photo: LWF/M. Renaux
14 May
Call for de-escalation of violence in the Holy Land
Public Statement, Statement, General Secretary Martin Junge, Violence, Human Rights, Conflict resolution
14 May
LWF expresses dismay, on statement, over the escalating violence and disproportionate use of force against demonstrators at the Gaza border which has led to the death of 41 people and more than 1700...
The statement calls for social and climate justice, and support for climate change-hit countries. Climate change can affect weather severely. A tropical storm in El Salvador left devastated fields in its wake. Photo: LWF/M. Boulogne
25 Apr
“Fighting against the commodification of everything”
Public Statement, Statement, Climate Justice, United Nations, World Council of Churches, Creation - Not for Sale, Human Beings - Not for Sale, Salvation - Not for Sale, General Secretary Martin Junge
25 Apr
LWF and ecumenical partners urge new economic system serving all
The LWF Council has repeatedly advocated for a peaceful resolution of the conflict in Syria. Photo: LWF/M. Renaux
14 Apr
LWF pushes for peaceful resolution of conflict in Syria and respect for international law
Statement, Public Statement, peace and justice, conflict, War, convention, Conflict resolution
14 Apr
Strengthen the international instruments of justice and peace
 Syrian refugee children at a fence facing the Aegean Sea coast, Greece. Photo: ACT/ Paul Jeffrey
20 Jun
Welcoming refugees: an opportunity to grow together
Public Statement, faith-based organizations, World Refugee Day 2017, #withrefugees, Refugees
20 Jun
LWF joins faith-based organizations calling for solidarity with forcibly displaced people
9 May 2017, Windhoek, Namibia: Liberated by God's Grace imprinted everything at the Twelfth Assembly of the Lutheran World Federation, gathering in Windhoek, Namibia,10-16 May 2017, under the theme "Liberated by God's Grace", bringing together some 800 delegates and participants from 145 member churches in 98 countries. Photo: LWF/Albin Hillert
16 Jun
An encouraging and positive Assembly
Assembly, 12th Assembly, Twelfth Assembly, Resolutions/Conference Outcome, Public Statement, council
16 Jun
Outcomes of the LWF Twelfth Assembly are now available
A delegate voting at the LWF Twelfth Assembly. Photo: LWF / Albin Hillert
26 May
Shaping LWF’s strategy for the coming years
12th Assembly, resolution, Public Statement
26 May
Twelfth Assembly resolutions and public statements
People receive food from the ACT Alliance in Rumading, South Sudan. Photo: Paul Jeffrey/ACT Alliance
24 May
G7 must do more to address famine
Famine, Public Statement
24 May
LWF joins global church bodies warning of catastrophe
The Twelfth Assembly of the Lutheran World Federation, gathers in Windhoek, Namibia, on 10-16 May 2017, under the theme "Liberated by God's Grace", bringing together some 800 delegates and participants from 145 member churches in 98 countries. Photo by LWF/Brenda Platero
16 May
LWF Assembly issues Public Statement on Venezuela
12th Assembly, Public Statement
16 May
Facilitate the receipt of medicine and food
The Twelfth Assembly of the Lutheran World Federation, gathers in Windhoek, Namibia, on 10-16 May 2017. Photo by LWF/Brenda Platero
16 May
Twelfth Assembly Public Statement on Indonesia
12th Assembly, Public Statement, politics
16 May
Concern about politicization of religion
Plenary session at the Twelfth Assembly. Photo: LWF/Johanan Celine Velariano.
15 May
LWF Assembly issues Public Statement on the genocide in Namibia
12th Assembly, Assembly, Assembly 2017, Public Statement
15 May
Support to Namibian and German efforts for reconciliation
Smoke rises after an air strike in Gaza Strip (archive photo). Photo: Amir Farshad Ebrahimi (CC-SA)
23 Jul
LWF: Abide by International Law in Israeli-Palestinian Conflict
LWF President, LWF General Secretary, Middle East, Public Statement
23 Jul
Statement Reiterates Obligation to Protect Civilians