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Youth present their pre-Assembly message to the first plenary of the Twelfth Assembly, Namibia, May 2017. Photo: LWF/Albin Hillert
11 Apr
LWF youth call for revival of churches
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11 Apr
Lutheran youth have started the discussion on revival in the church.
LCP President Rev. Antonio D. Reyes (second right) joins officials of the Philippine Lutheran Youth League and the young reformers at the commemorative plaque renaming the century-old tamarind tree as the LCP Tree. Photo: Ely Hernandez
8 Nov
‘Luther Gardens’ in the Philippines
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8 Nov
Young Reformers in the Lutheran Church in the Philippines (LCP) are keeping the spirit of the 500-year-old Reformation alive by teaching members to become good stewards of God’s creation.
A volunteer accompanies a child during a 500for500 summer camp in 2016. Photo: Kazydy
27 Oct
Inspired by the spirit of ‘not being indifferent’
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27 Oct
Russian young reformers build sponsor system for children to mark Reformation anniversary.
EELCO youth clear church grounds where new trees will be planted. Photo: Cedrick Y. Kitwa
25 Oct
One tree at a time
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25 Oct
Young Reformers turn attention to deforestation in Congo
Delegates at the Church of Norway youth synod where the Young Reformers presented their initiative about young people's involvement in the church. Photo: Church of Norway
13 Oct
The ‘Reformer Today’ is about the church’s future
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13 Oct
Youth in the Church of Norway have initiated nation-wide conversations on the ongoing reformation of the church and the changing role of its young people, calling for space to talk about faith and tak
Evangelical Church of the Lutheran Confession in Brazil National Youth Congress 2016. Photo: F.Scherer
3 Aug
Inspiring youth to make diakonia more visible
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3 Aug
Commemorating 500 years of the Reformation in Brazil
Young reformers at the door of the historic Castle Church in Wittenberg, Germany. Photo: LWF Youth/Edgar Toclo
28 Jul
Lutheran youth lead initiatives at global exhibition
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28 Jul
LWF Young reformers at World Reformation Exhibition in Wittenberg.
Training session of FC Okapi, the soccer team currently holding third place in Kakuma premier league. The team trains every weekday afternoon. As they have their own field, they have better training opportunities than the more informal soccer teams. Photo: LWF/ C. Kästner
17 Jul
LWF World Service and Young Reformers in Wittenberg
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17 Jul
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Seminary students from Pematang Siantar with their bicycles - the project mobilized 50 students in a country where bicycles are expensive and considered an unusual means of transportation. Photo: Daniel Sinaga
14 Jul
Cycling for the climate
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14 Jul
Young reformers in Indonesia use bicycles to inspire youth action on climate change
IELCO Young Reformers Marian Coy Contreras and Liria Suarez Preciado present the booklet Identitad Luterana para jovenes to encourage young people to participate in the church.  Photo: IELCO Young Reformers.
30 Jun
By youth for youth
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30 Jun
Colombia’s young reformers share Lutheran identity in new booklet
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23 Jun
Reviving, rethinking, renewing faith
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23 Jun
Young Reformers in the United States bring youth voices to congregations
Young reformers in Poland have set up a Living Reformation project that exceeded expectation. Photo: ECACP
13 Mar
“I believe, therefore…” - hundreds of Polish youth support Reformation project
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13 Mar
More than 400 young people join Living Reformation project
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
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24 Aug
Brazilian church hosts 1,500 young people from around the world
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
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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
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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
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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
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2 Sep
Sneak peek: Workshop Wittenberg participants first to watch Luther
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
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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
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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
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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"
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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
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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
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24 Aug
Opening of Workshop Wittenberg celebrated with street parade, city tour, official greetings and opening worship.
The steering group of the Global Young Reformers Network in Wittenberg. Photo: LWF/F. Hübner
2 Jul
Young Reformers to meet in Wittenberg
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2 Jul
“Freed by God’s Love to Change the World”
Europe’s Young Reformers at their first meeting in Trondheim, Norway. Photo: LWF/C. Richter
15 May
Getting ready for an intergenerational dialogue on climate justice
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15 May
LWF European ‘Young Reformers’ explore questions of Lutheran identity