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Vice-President Urmas Viilma during the June 2022 LWF Council meeting in Geneva. Photo: LWF/M. Renaux
9 Sep
Estonia: The church, a treasure for future generations
Voices from the Communion, Theology, Ecumenical, LWF member churches, Communion Building, LWF Vice-President, council
9 Sep
In this Voices from the Communion, LWF Vice President Archbishop Urmas Viilma reflects on his childhood in Soviet-occupied Estonia, his discovery of the Christian faith and his journey to become the...
This year’s theme for the Season of Creation, “Listen to the Voice of Creation”, invites participants to consider ways to contemplate the voices of those who are silenced – among them the voices of indigenous peoples and women. Photo: Sean Hawkey/WCC
1 Sep
Season of Creation 2022: “Listen to the Voice of Creation”
Season of Creation, Theology, ecotheology, Advocacy, Climate, Climate Justice, Ecumenical
1 Sep
Every year, from 1 September to 4 October, Lutherans join many Christians all over the world to observe the Season of Creation. This year its theme is “Listen to the Voice of Creation”. An ecumenical...
The Universal Periodic Review is a mechanism used by the Human Rights Council to review the human rights situation of United Nations member states. Photo credit: LWF/C. Kästner
19 Jul
Human rights council: protecting the safety and security of vulnerable groups
Theology, Ecumenical, Interfaith, Advocacy, Youth, Women
19 Jul
“We urge the Government of Uganda to take proactive measures that reduce teenage pregnancy while enabling pregnant teenagers to stay in school,” stated Ester Wolf, Advocacy Officer for Human Rights...
Dawn breaks near Ginnir in the Bale Zone of Ethiopia. Photo: LWF/A. Hillert
14 Jul
Season of Creation: 2022 Celebration Guide
Season of Creation, Climate Justice, Communion Building, Ecumenical, Advocacy, Climate, Theology, ecotheology, Creation, Climate Change
14 Jul
The 2022 Season of Creation Celebration Guide has been published, providing a wealth of resources for use by churches and schools, individuals and communities across all the different Christian...
After an eight-month dry season, the riverbed of Tsanaga River lies dry at the outskirts of the city of Maroua, Cameroon. Photo: LWF/Albin Hillert
24 Mar
Human Rights Council: LWF welcomes appointment of special rapporteur for climate
United Nations Human Rights Council, Statement, Human Rights, human rights council, Lutheran theology, Theology, Interfaith, Peace, Action for Justice, Ecumenical, Youth, Climate
24 Mar
At the 49th session of the United Nations Human Rights Council (HRC), the Lutheran World Federation (LWF) and its interfaith partners welcomed the appointment of the first UN Special Rapporteur on...
Representatives from more than ten different religions gather at an interfaith service in Garnethill Synagogue, Glasgow, on the opening day of a United Nations climate change conference. Photo: LWF/Albin Hillert
22 Mar
Human Rights Council: Upholding the right to freedom of religion or belief
United Nations Human Rights Council, Statement, Human Rights, human rights council, Lutheran theology, Theology, Interfaith, Peace, Action for Justice, Ecumenical
22 Mar
At the 49th session of the United Nations Human Rights Council (HRC), the Lutheran World Federation (LWF) in partnership with the World Communion of Reformed Churches (WCRC) expressed concern about...
Hungarian volunteers assisting Ukrainian refugees. Photo: Elekes Andor (CC-BY-SA)
4 Mar
Ukraine: Lutheran churches in neighboring countries provide shelter and support
conflict, Ukraine crisis, Ecumenical, ecumenical relations, Peace, LWF member churches, Diakonia, Communion Building, emergency operation, emergency, emergency relief, emergency response
4 Mar
An unprecedented wave of prayer, solidarity, and help has swept across Europe and the world during the week since the beginning of the Russian invasion into Ukraine on 24 February. Member churches of...
Christians gather to pray for justice and peace in Ukraine during ecumenical Ash Wednesday service. Photo: LWF/Albin Hillert
3 Mar
A pall of ashes covers Ukraine: Christians join prayer for peace
Common Prayer, Prayer, conflict, Ukraine crisis, Ecumenical, ecumenical relations, Peace
3 Mar
On Ash Wednesday, 2 March, Christians from around the globe joined in a powerful prayer service of lament and solidarity with all those suffering from the effects of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. The...