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Commission members in front of Strasbourg Cathedral. Photo: LWF
30 Jul
Catholic-Lutheran dialogue phase concluded
ecumenical relations, Lund 2016, PCPCU, Pope Francis, dialogue, Lutheran-Catholic, Ecumenical
30 Jul
Nine year process to result in study report
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
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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.
Bishop Ulrich and Pope Francis during the audience in the Vatican. Photo: VaticanPress
6 Jun
“A momentum which is irreversible”
Ecumenical, ecumenical relations, Pope Francis, Lund, Catholic, Italy, dialogue, GNC, Germany, ordination, Bishop, Nepal, Malmö, diaconia
6 Jun
German Lutherans meet LWF member church and Pope Francis in Italy
Representatives of the five churches who signed the JDDJ in Rome. Photo: LWF
5 Jun
“Healing the wounds in the body of Christ”
Ecumenical, ecumenicals relations, Lund, PCPCU, reformed church, Anglican, Methodist, Pope Francis, JDDJ
5 Jun
Five signatories of JDDJ to discuss implications for church life
Rev. Karla Steilmann, centre, with Dr. Vidal Rodriguez (Spain) and Nun Aura Guadalupe Ortega (Guatemala), who were both representing the Theological Education Institution. Photo: LWF
31 May
“Listening to different ways of thinking”
Ecumenical, ecumenical relations, inter-religious dialogue, vatican
31 May
Young Catholics pose the same questions of the church and their role within the church as young people of any other confession.
Pröpstin Astrid Kleist (left ) and Prof. Dr Puleng LenkaBula (center) in discussion during the conference in Berlin. Photo: LWF/ A. Weyermüller
8 May
Rediscovering the meaning of democracy
DTPW, Advocacy, Public Space, Ecumenical, inter-religious dialogue, inter-religious relations, Interfaith
8 May
„May God bless us with the feeling of being uncomfortable when the answers become too easy,” Singo Maibongwe from the United Theological College Harare in Zimbabwe prayed during a morning devotion of
Lund Cathedral, the 12th century cathedral owned by the Church of Sweden, founded in 1080 and consecrated in the 12th century. Photo: Albin Hillert/Church of Sweden
30 Apr
Lund cathedral to host first Catholic mass since reformation
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30 Apr
“Called to witness together to God’s grace in this world”
Plenary on Relationships Old and New. The Global Christian Forum gathers in Bogotá on 24-27 April 2018 under the theme of "Let mutual love continue". Here, testimony by Rev. Dr Kaisamari Hintikka, Assistant General Secretary for Ecumenical Relations, Lutheran World Federation. Bogotá, Colombia, 25 April 2018 Photo: Albin Hillert/WCC
27 Apr
“See one another with new eyes”
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27 Apr
“Being reconciled as members of the same body has deepened our mutual commitment to this shared journey where we have been and continue to be led by the Holy Spirit,” Rev Dr Kaisamari Hintikka, Assist
Staff from ACT Alliance member Hungarian Interchurch Aid offer food to a young refugee at Beremend, along Hungary's border with Croatia. Hundreds of thousands of refugees and migrants flowed through Hungary in 2015 on their way to western Europe from Syria, Iraq and other countries. Photo: Paul Jeffrey/ACT
26 Apr
Churches tackling the problem of populism
DTPW, Advocacy, Public Space, Ecumenical, inter-religious dialogue, inter-religious relations, Interfaith
26 Apr
A global conference bringing together church leaders hopes to find ways to counter growing populist movements that promote racism and hate crime.
24 April 2018, Bogotá, Colombia: Welcome by local Colombian churches on opening day. The Global Christian Forum gathers in Bogotá on 24-27 April 2018 under the theme of "Let mutual love continue". Photo: Albin Hillert/WCC
25 Apr
Global Christian Forum: “Let mutual love continue”
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25 Apr
An important platform of relationship and trust building
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.
Evening Prayer (May 13) Photo by: LWF/Johanan Celine Valeriano
13 Feb
Anglican-Lutheran leaders offer Lent reflections
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13 Feb
Lutherans and Anglicans in North America have joined to to offer a series of Lenten reflections.
Simo Peura, Lutheran bishop, of Lapua, and Teemu Sippo, Catholic bishop of Helsinki, (from left). Photo: LWF/ S. Gallay
5 Feb
Impressions from Catholic-Lutheran dialogue in Finland
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5 Feb
Church, Eucharist and Ministry “not church dividing issues”
IERP General Secretary Rev. Sonia Skupch at a past LWF event. She becomes the first woman to be elected as President of the Ecumenical Commission of Christian Churches in Argentina. Photo: LWF/Eugenio Albrecht
29 Nov
Lutheran pastor Skupch is the first woman president of Argentine ecumenical body
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29 Nov
A forum that strives for unity and peace in a fragmented world
The team drafting the final report from the trilateral dialogue, and colleagues supporting them during the meeting in Strasbourg: from left to right; Prof. Theodor Dieter (Lutheran), Prof. John Rempel, Rev. Dr Larry Miller and Prof. Fernando Enns (Mennonite) and Rev. Avelino Gonzalez and Prof. William Henn (Catholic). Photo: Avelino Gonzalez
20 Sep
Lutheran, Mennonite and Catholic team finalizes report on baptism
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20 Sep
Current phase of trilateral dialogue concludes
22 Jul
Theologians tasked to remove obstacles that hinder enjoyment of unity
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22 Jul
LWF General Secretary Junge praises Lutheran-Catholic Commission at its 50th anniversary
Some of the commission members during the meeting in Poland; far right Prof. Eva-Maria Faber (Catholic) and Prof. Theodor Dieter (Lutheran). Photo: LWF/K. Hintikka
21 Jul
Celebrating 50 years of Lutheran-Catholic dialogue
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21 Jul
Commission on Unity to finalize draft report on Baptism and Growth in Communion
From left: Ricardo Cardinal Blázquez, President of the Spanish Episcopal Conference, LWF General Secretary Rev. Dr Martin Junge, Bishop Dr Brian Farrell, Secretary of the Pontifical Council for Promoting Christian Unity and Rev. Pedro Zamora, pastor of the Spanish Evangelical Church. Photo: Pontifical University of Salamanca
15 Jun
Reorienting ourselves – From Conflict to Communion
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15 Jun
LWF General Secretary Martin Junge maps out next steps in the Lutheran-Catholic dialogue
Rev. Dr Martin Junge, General Secretary of the Lutheran World Federation. Photo: LWF/Albin Hillert
21 May
Academic recognition of LWF’s ecumenical engagement
Ecumenical, General Secretary Martin Junge
21 May
General Secretary Junge receives University of Notre Dame honorary doctorate
Meeting of the LWF Council, Wittenberg, Germany, 15–21 June 2016. President’s address by Bishop Munib A. Younan. Photo: LWF/Marko Schoeneberg
20 Feb
An encouragement for peace-building
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20 Feb
LWF President Younan to receive the 34th Niwano Peace Prize
Well-wishers and honorary doctor: (from left) Bishop Brian Farrell, secretary of the PCPCU; Prof. Dr Myriam Wijlens from Erfurt University, Prof. Dr Theodor Dieter with his award and Prof. Dr Michael Gabel, dean of the Catholic Theology faculty at Erfurt University. Photo: Erfurt University
15 Feb
Research prepares the ground for fruitful dialogue
Ecumenical, Theology
15 Feb
Prof. Dr Theodor Dieter to receive second honorary doctorate
Married couple Catherine and Dominique Keller – he Catholic and she Lutheran – light the fourth candle marking the ecumenical imperatives. Photo: Diocèse de Strasbourg/Marc Larchet
15 Dec
French Lutherans and Catholics jointly commemorate the reformation
Ecumenical, Joint Commemoration of the Reformation
15 Dec
Common Prayer service in Strasbourg
LWF and ILC representatives met at the International Lutheran Center in Wittenberg, Germany. Photo: ILC
8 Mar
Global Lutheran bodies discuss the journey from conflict to communion
ILC, Ecumenical
8 Mar
Interaction with each other at local and global levels
Lund Cathedral where the Commemoration will take place in 2016.  Photo: Beth M527 via Flickr (Creative Commons, non-commercial)
25 Jan
Press Release: Joint Ecumenical Commemoration of the Reformation in Lund
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25 Jan
Pope Francis, LWF President Bishop Younan and General Secretary Junge to lead October event
Bishop Emeritus Donald McCoid. Photo: ELCA
21 May
Increasing mutual understanding between US Lutherans and Catholics
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21 May
From Conflict to Communion study guide helps movement toward unity
LWF General Secretary Rev. Martin Junge. Photo: Andrew Wilson
23 Apr
50 Years of Shaping LWF’s Ecumenical Vision
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23 Apr
Junge: ‘Many Good Reasons to Celebrate’ Support from Strasbourg Institute
Lutheran pastor Rev.  Pedro Bullón (left) and  Catholic priest Fr. Marco Agüero Vidal (right) preside at the joint First Communion in Pamplona Alta, Lima, December 2014. Photo: LWF/Sean Hawkey
20 Jan
Joy in a Joint First Communion for Lutherans and Catholics in Peru
Lutheran-Roman Catholic dialogue, From Conflict to Communion, Roman Catholic, vatican, Lutheranism, Ecumenical, Reformation 2017, Reformation Day, PCPCU, Member Churches, Reformation 500
20 Jan
Lima Pastor and Priest Describe a Journey of ‘Grassroots Ecumenism’
Rev. Martin Junge (left) and Cardinal Koch. Photo: LWF/S. Gallay
15 Jan
Lutherans and Catholics Plan Joint Ecumenical Commemoration in 2016
Lutheran-Roman Catholic dialogue, From Conflict to Communion, Roman Catholic, vatican, Lutheranism, Ecumenical, Reformation 2017, Reformation Day, PCPCU, Member Churches, Reformation 500
15 Jan
Joint LWF-PCPCU Press Release
Reformation Day in Peru: 15th JDDJ anniversary and dialogue on “From Conflict to Communion.” Photo: ILEP
4 Nov
Peru: Ecumenical Impulse to Dialogue in a Fragmented Society
Lutheran-Roman Catholic dialogue, From Conflict to Communion, Roman Catholic, vatican, Lutheranism, Ecumenical, Reformation 2017, Reformation Day, PCPCU, Member Churches, Reformation 500
4 Nov
"From Conflict to Communion" Can Assist Healing Process