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Rev. Dr Kaisamari Hintikka, LWF Assistant General Secretary for Ecumenical Relations and Director of the Department for Theology and Public Witness. Photo: LWF/M. Renaux
1 Nov
LWF Assistant General Secretary Kaisamari Hintikka elected as bishop of Espoo, Finland
Evangelical Lutheran Church of Finland, Bishop, Women in Ordained Ministry, women in leadership
1 Nov
General Secretary Junge grateful for ecumenical and theological leadership
Bishop Ulrich and Pope Francis during the audience in the Vatican. Photo: VaticanPress
6 Jun
“A momentum which is irreversible”
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6 Jun
German Lutherans meet LWF member church and Pope Francis in Italy
A lie-in in front of the White House, organized by students in Washington after the school shooting in Florida, calls for more legislation on privately owned firearms. Photo: Lorie Shaull/ Flickr
9 Mar
ELCA Bishops stand with youth in addressing gun violence and school safety
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9 Mar
Following a school shooting in Florida, the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA) Conference of Bishops has issued a statement calling for “a deeper conversation about school safety and...
Bishop Azar at his consecration in Bethlehem. Photo: ELCJHL/ Ben Gray
16 Feb
Proud to be Lutherans in the Middle East
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16 Feb
Bishop Ibrahim Azar has been installed as the new bishop of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Jordan and the Holy Land , following the departure of Bishop Munib A. Younan from the post.
Bishop Dr Munib A. Younan. Photo: LWF/M. Renaux
20 Nov
LWF President Bishop Younan Awarded Honorary Doctorate for Peace Work
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20 Nov
Calls for Bridges of Hope and Reconciliation in Middle East
Sign pointing to the newly opened Ebola Treatment Center near Phebe Hospital. Photo: LCL
25 Sep
LWF Solidarity with Churches and Communities Affected by Ebola Crisis
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25 Sep
Lutheran Churches in Liberia and Sierra Leone Reach Out
Bishop Emeritus Dr. Thomas Nyiwe at the LWF Project Committee meeting in May 2006. Photo: LWF/D.-M. Grötzsch
19 Aug
LWF Offers Condolences for ELCC Bishop Emeritus Dr. Thomas Nyiwe
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19 Aug
General Secretary Junge Expresses “Gratitude for Service”
In front of the new Reformation logo of the Polish Lutheran church: (left to right) Bishop Jerzy Samiec, LWF Council member Iwona Baraniec and LWF General Secretary Rev. Martin Junge. Photo: LWF/Florian Hübner
21 Jul
Taking Stock 25 Years after the Fall of the Iron Curtain
LWF General Secretary, Member Churches, Bishop, Leadership
21 Jul
Conference of Central and Eastern Europe Church Leaders in Wroclaw
Bishop Bhanu. Photo: LWF/C. Kästner
27 Jun
Indian Churches Plan Network of Female Lawyers
Gender Justice Policy, Violence, Bishop
27 Jun
Council advisor Busi Suneel About Actions to Address Violence Against Women
Part of the communion: Bishop Langsung M Sitorus (center) with Bishop Dr Frank O. July, LWF President Bishop Dr Munib A. Younan, LWF General Secretary Rev. Martin Junge and Bishop Dr Tamás Fabiny. Photo: LWF/ C. Kästner
17 Jun
Interview with Chair of LWF National Committee in Indonesia
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17 Jun
“The Council Meeting Has Empowered Us”
Bishop Serge Maschewski with members of the congregation in Simferopol. Photo: GELCU/Jevgenija Donetzkaja
22 May
Lutherans in Crimea to Decide their Church Affiliation
Member Churches, Bishop
22 May
Ukrainian Church Offers Continued Supervision
Bishop Melvin Jimenez makes a comment during the 2013 LWF Council meeting. Photo: LWF/S. Gallay
22 May
Costa Rican Bishop Joins Government
Member Churches, Bishop
22 May
A Moment of Kairos
Bishop Guðmundsdóttir (third from right) and other participants of the European WICAS conference in Meissen. Photo: LWF/E. Neuenfeldt
19 May
Women are Reforming the Church
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19 May
Iceland’s Bishop Guðmundsdóttir Reflects on her Leadership Journey
Kazakhstan Lutheran Bishop Yuri Novgorodov (left) and Rev. Gennadij Khonin, leader of the ELCRK Almaty congregation, during a visit to the LWF Communion Office in Geneva. Photo: LWF/S. Gallay
7 Mar
Strengthening the Unity of Lutherans in Kazakhstan
Member Churches, Bishop, Interreligious Dialogue
7 Mar
Bishop Novgorodov Reflects on Reaching Out to Remote Congregations in a Multi-Faith Context
7 Mar
Namibia: Bishop Veikko Munyika Consecrated
Bishop, Member Churches
7 Mar
“Ministry of oversight and unity”
The German Lutheran Evangelical Church of St. Catherine in Kiev whose members are caring for those injured in the protests at Independence, or Maidan, Square. Photo: Igor Shemigon/GELCU
20 Feb
Ukrainian Bishop calls for an end to the violence
Bishop, Member Churches, Peace
20 Feb
Lutheran congregation attends to the injured in Kiev
Bishop Dr Antje Jackelén. Photo: LWF/S. Gallay
16 Oct
Church of Sweden Elects New Archbishop
Member Churches, Women, Bishop, LWF General Secretary
16 Oct
LWF Congratulates Archbishop-Elect Antje Jackelen
Bishop Gerhard Ulrich’s installation in Schwerin, northern Germany. Photo: Wolfgang Pittkowski
2 Sep
“A Strong, Prophetic Voice for Peace and Justice”
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2 Sep
LWF President at Inauguration of Bishop Ulrich in Northern Germany