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Participants in this year’s RoNEL included 16 LWF member church leaders from 13 countries. Seen here, from right: Pastor President Rev. Julio Caballero; (Honduras); Bishop Leila Ortiz (USA); Rev. Dr Nestor Paulo Friedrich (LWF Vice-President, LAC); Rev. Dr Sameul Dawai (Regional Secretary, Africa) and Bishop Johnes Meliyio (Kenya). Photo: LWF/A. Danielsson
16 Sep
Church leaders: shared Lutheran values across diverse contexts
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16 Sep
At annual LWF retreat for newly elected bishops and presidents among LWF’s member churches, participants shared experiences on Lutheran identity, being an inclusive church and serving the neighbor.
(From right): Bishop Deddy Fajar Purba, Simalungun Protestant Christian Church (GKPS), Indonesia; First Vice-President Odair Airton Braun, Evangelical Church of the Lutheran Confession in Brazil; Bishop Laurie Jungling, Montana Synod, Evangelical Lutheran Church in America; Bishop Steven Lawrence, Evangelical Lutheran Church in Malaysia; and Presiding Bishop Kenneth Sibanda, Evangelical Lutheran Church in Zimbabwe. Photo: LWF/ C. Kästner-Meyer
7 Sep
Leadership for peace and reconciliation
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7 Sep
Addressing the annual retreat of newly elected leaders from LWF’s member churches, General Secretary Rev. Anne Burghardt emphasized the churches’ role as messengers of peace and reconciliation.
27 Nov
Geographical diversity, but common challenges face Lutheran communion regions
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27 Nov
Coming from 12 different countries, a group of 12 newly elected church leaders at an LWF retreat in Geneva noticed their vastly different realities, but also that they face similar challenges and...
A group of recently elected Lutheran church leaders took part in a week-long program at the LWF Communion Office to learn more about LWF’s work and exchange ideas from their respective regions. Photo: LWF/S. Gallay
20 Sep
Proposals to pool resources to sustain Lutheran theological formation in LWF regions
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20 Sep
Church leaders seek collaboration in finding solutions to common challenges
Eleven leaders from LWF member churches are meeting in Geneva 12-18 September, to share and learn about vocation in their respective churches and in the global LWF communion. Photo: LWF/S. Gallay
13 Sep
LWF hosts second retreat for Lutheran church leaders
Leadership, Induction of Newly Elected Leaders
13 Sep
Junge addresses shared identity as churches in communion
New church leaders who have formed a peer support network, seen here with communion office staff. Photo: LWF/S. Gallay
8 Oct
Support network set up for new church leaders
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8 Oct
LWF induction program for new church leaders