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Candle lighting during a church service. Photo: LWF/Albin Hillert
24 Apr
Sri Lanka: LWF condemns violence, urges religious leaders to promote peace
General Secretary Martin Junge, Muslim, Statement, LWF member churches, LWF President, President Archbishop Dr Panti Filibus Musa, Lutheran Engagement in the Public Space, Violence, Interreligious Dialogue, Humanitarian Law, peacebuilding
24 Apr
The LWF continues to express the communion’s solidarity with all those affected by the Easter Sunday attacks targeting Christian places of worship and hotels in Sri Lanka.
The LWF Council approves seven messages, resolutions and public statements on pressing issues. Photo: LWF/Albin Hillert
12 Jul
Populism, violence, family separation under spotlight
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12 Jul
The LWF Council approves seven messages, resolutions and public statements on pressing issues.
Ms Vera Tkach, chairperson of the Ad-hoc Committee for Advocacy and Public Voice, presents the resolution on Nigeria to the LWF council. Photo: LWF/ Albin Hillert
4 Jul
Deep concern about escalating violence in Nigeria
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4 Jul
The Council calls on the government of Nigeria to halt further violence, and initiate a peace process.
LWF President Archbishop Dr Panti Filibus Musa and His All-Holiness the Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew I, together after Vespers at the Stavropegial Monastery of the Life-giving Spring at Baloukli, on Sunday 10 June. Photo: LWF/ A. S. Danielsson
12 Jun
Strengthening relationships between LWF and Orthodox Church
Ecumenical, ecumenical relations, Orthodox Lutheran relations, LWF President, LWF General Secretary
12 Jun
The dialogue between the LWF and the Orthodox Church has been ongoing without interruption since 1981. It is entering a new phase which will focus on the work of the Holy Spirit in the Church.
The LWF president discusses with residents of Ohn Taw Gyi (South) camp. Photos: LWF/ I. Htun
21 Feb
LWF president visits humanitarian work in Myanmar
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21 Feb
On his recent visit to Myanmar, The Lutheran World Federation President Archbishop Dr. Panti Filibus Musa visited two camps for internally displaced people, the Ohn Taw Gyi (South) camp and the Min...
LWF President Archbishop Dr Panti Filibus Musa greeting during the Ecumenical lunch with representatives of the four member churches in Myanmar and World Service country program staff. 30 January 2018. Photo: LWF Myanmar
15 Feb
Together, we can do so much
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15 Feb
The LWF has proved itself an organization recognised for high quality work and for networking with diverse groups of people, Archbishop Dr Panti Filibus Musa says.
LWF president Archbishop Dr Panti Filibus Musa speaks at the SITTWE official reception, 31 January 2018. Photo: LWF Myanmar
9 Feb
A lasting peace needs to include everyone
Refugees, Interfaith, peace building, Peace-building, peacebuilding, President Myanmar 2018, LWF President
9 Feb
On his visit to Myanmar, LWF president Archbishop Dr Panti Filibus Musa called on government officials to work for the benefit of all society. “Peace that does not include everyone will not last,”...
LWF president Archbishop Dr Panti Filibus Musa with participants after the joint worship. Photo: LWF/ I. Htun
7 Feb
LWF president urges member churches to stand united in Myanmar
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7 Feb
On his visit to Myanmar, Archbishop Dr Panti Filibus Musa, president of the Lutheran World Federation, called upon the LWF member churches in Myanmar to stand united against the forces that seek to...
Coming a long way together: LWF General Secretary Martin Junge and former LWF President Munib Younan. Photo: ELCJHL/Ben Gray
11 Jan
“I will continue to be a servant of the Gospel”
LWF General Secretary Martin Junge, Bishop Dr Munib A. Younan, LWF President, Evangelical Lutheran Church in Jordan and the Holy Land
11 Jan
"There is hardly a right moment to leave office; but there is a right attitude: entrusting one's own life and the witness of the church into where it belongs, hence into God's hands...
Confirmation students from the Windhoek area clasping hands as they form a Luther Rose at the Global Commemoration of the Reformation in Windhoek, Namibia on 14 May 2017. Photo: LWF/Johanan Celine Valeriano
14 Dec
LWF Christmas Message: With Exceeding Joy
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14 Dec
The Lutheran World Federation celebrates Christmas in 2017 with a reflection on peace.
 LWF President Archbishop Dr Panti Filibus Musa greeting Pope Francis in the Vatican City. Photo: LWF/A. Danielsson
7 Dec
The journey from conflict to communion is irreversible
ecumenical relations, Roman Catholic-Lutheran, Pope Francis, Pope, LWF President
7 Dec
The Lutheran World Federation President Archbishop Dr Panti Filibus Musa today met with Pope Francis at the Vatican. During the audience he expressed gratitude for the deepening ecumenical...
LWF president Archbishop Dr Panti Filibus Musa speaking at the VELKD General Synod in Bonn, Germany. Photo: epd/Norbert Neetz.
17 Nov
“The Reformation must continue”
LWF President, Gender Justice, Reformation, VELKD
17 Nov
LWF President Musa speaks to VELKD General Synod
Photo: Florian Gärtner/photothek.net
2 Jun
Ready for deeper engagement in peace building
Interfaith, LWF President
2 Jun
LWF President Musa at “Responsibility of Religions for Peace” conference in Berlin
Rev. Dr Panti Filibus Musa, Archbishop of the Lutheran Church of Christ in Nigeria, President of The Lutheran World Federation. Photo: LWF/Albin Hillert
13 May
Nigerian Archbishop Panti Filibus Musa elected LWF President
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13 May
Second African to serve in this leadership position
The Lutheran World Federation (LWF) President Bishop Dr Munib A. Younan addressing participants on the opening day of the Twelfth Assembly of the LWF in Namibia’s capital Windhoek. Photo: LWF/Albin Hillert
10 May
LWF President Younan draws attention to Luther’s drive to reform the church
12th Assembly, LWF President, President Bishop Dr Munib A. Younan
10 May
President’s address to Twelfth Assembly calls for deeper sense of an interdependent communion
Visiting France in early March, LWF President Bishop Dr Munib A. Younan, called for a new, concerted effort to renew global commitment to confront the destructive cultural impulses of anti-Semitism and Islamophobia. Photo: LWF/S. Gallay
10 Mar
Global conflict risks escalating extremism, LWF President warns in France
LWF President, Violence, Interfaith, Middle East
10 Mar
Churches must strengthen robust moderation in society
This Christmas, LWF President Bishop Younan draws attention to the plight of millions of refugees across the world, who like baby Amera and her mother in northern Iraq, are seeking refuge from persecution. Photo: LWF/Seivan Salim
9 Dec
LWF Christmas message 2015
LWF President, Refugees
9 Dec
A time to offer hope to refugees seeking safety
Photo: Francisco Martins, Creative Commons CC-BY-NC
17 Feb
Bishop Younan Assures Egyptian Copts of LWF Communion Prayer
LWF President
17 Feb
News in Brief
LWF President Bishop Dr Munib A. Younan and other church leaders during the consecration of Estonian Lutheran Archbishop Urmas Viilma (kneeling) at St Mary’s Cathedral in Tallinn. Photo: Erik Peinar
6 Feb
Younan Encourages Baltic Churches to Nurture Interdependence of Lutheran Communion
LWF President
6 Feb
“Carrying the Cross Together”
LWF President Bishop Dr Munib A. Younan. Photo: ELCJHL
17 Dec
2014 Christmas Greetings
LWF President
17 Dec
From LWF President Bishop Dr Munib A. Younan
Syrian refugees living in the host community of Al Mafraq, ten kilometres from Zaatari camp, Jordan. Photo: LWF/ M. Renaux
11 Dec
LWF Leaders Urge Member Churches to Advocate for Syrian Refugees
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11 Dec
Younan and Junge Underline “Desperate Situation”
Bishop Dr Munib A. Younan. Photo: LWF/M. Renaux
20 Nov
LWF President Bishop Younan Awarded Honorary Doctorate for Peace Work
Bishop, Interfaith, Interreligious Dialogue, Justice, Peace, LWF President, Leadership
20 Nov
Calls for Bridges of Hope and Reconciliation in Middle East
Old city of Jerusalem. Photo: LWF/M. Brown
13 Nov
Bishop Younan, Religious Leaders Issue Statement Condemning Violence around Holy Site in Jerusalem
LWF President, Interreligious Dialogue
13 Nov
Calls for the Integrity and Status of Each Holy Place to be Respected
A teacher and students at Dar al-Kalima Evangelical Lutheran School in Bethlehem, West Bank. Photo: ELCJHL/Elizabeth McHan
22 Oct
LWF President Bishop Younan Receives Canadian Award for Peace Work
LWF President, Education, Middle East, Peace
22 Oct
2014 Civis Mundi Award
LWF President Bishop Dr Munib A. Younan, with members of the EST Gender Research group in São Leopoldo. Photo: EST/ Adriana Gastellu
22 Oct
In Brazil, LWF President Younan Urges Church to Proclaim Equality and Dignity for All
LWF President, Women
22 Oct
Bishop Younan Visits Evangelical Church of the Lutheran Confession in Brazil
Photo: LWF/Mark Brown
10 Oct
Statement from Palestinian Christian Leaders
LWF President, Middle East, Peace, Justice, LWF Council
10 Oct
LWF President Wrongfully Placed as Signatory