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Ms Maria Immonen, director of LWF World Service, said practical ecumenical collaboration, “shows that faith and life are inseparable.”
24 May
Lutherans and Catholics: Together we can work miracles
Caritas Internationalis, Roman Catholic-Lutheran, Reformation, women's empowerment, Women
24 May
Practical collaboration between Lutherans and Catholics is vital because it represents the visible consequence of ecumenical theological endeavours. That was the message which the head of the LWF...
Shaping the LWF communion: (from left) LWF Vice-President Astrid Kleist, LCiGB Dean-elect Rev. Eliza Zikmane, Rev. Dr Martin Lind, current Bishop of the LCiGB, and Oberkirchenrat Norbert Denecke, General Secretary of the LWF German National Committee. Photo: Astrid Kleist
15 May
Creating a space where trust can grow
ecumenical relations, Reformation, Roman Catholic-Lutheran, Anglican-Lutheran relations, Governance, Peace
15 May
Pröpstin Astrid Kleist, Vice-President for the Central and Western Europe region of the LWF, visited The Lutheran Church in Great Britain for its annual synod held in London on 27 April.
LWF General Secretary, Rev. Dr Martin Junge, addressing the WCRC Executive Committee. Photo: WCRC/P.Tanis
13 May
Witnessing to faith as a source of transformation
ecumenical relations, reformed church, JDDJ, Wittenberg Witness, Reformation, Creation - Not for Sale, Human Beings - Not for Sale, Salvation - Not for Sale
13 May
The LWF General Secretary, Rev. Dr Martin Junge has encouraged members of the WCRC to continue working together with other Christians as they bear witness to “the power and the beauty of faith as a...
The congregation at St John's Cathedral, Hong Kong, for the official opening of ACC-17. Photo: ACNS
30 Apr
LWF thanks Anglicans for witnessing together in a fragmented world
ecumenical relations, Anglican-Lutheran relations, Anglican Consultative Council, JDDJ, Reformation
30 Apr
The LWF has expressed its gratitude to the Anglican Communion for its strong witness in an increasingly divided world and for the mutually beneficial relationships between Anglicans and Lutherans.
Namibian Lutheran pastors Rev. Klaus-Peter Tietz (left) and Rev. Isak Malua. Photo: LWF/A. Weyermüller
22 Nov
Working together, growing friendships
Lutheran identity, Bible Study, Wittenberg, LWB-Zentrum Wittenberg, Namibia, 12th Assembly, Assembly, Reformation
22 Nov
Isak Malua and Klaus-Peter Tietz are both pastors in Namibia, serving in two different Lutheran churches in the country. Lutheran World Information spoke to them about the hopes and challenges they...
Church services and events on Reformation Day 2018 in Germany seek to deepen the respect and tolerance for different confessions, religions and worldviews in the society. Photo: LWF/Marko Schoeneberg
25 Oct
Reformation Day a new public holiday in Germany
Reformation, ecumenical relations, Theology, LWF member churches
25 Oct
More than half of Germany’s 16 federal states have now declared Reformation Day a public holiday.
LWF Vice-Presidents. Photo: LWF
6 Apr
Motivation and renewal inspired by the Reformation Anniversary
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6 Apr
The Reformation is ongoing. Commemorating the 500th anniversary of the Reformation has made an impact on LWF member churches. Across the communion, they marked the occasion with diversity and colour...
Wittenberg city street. Photo: LWF / M. Renaux
13 Mar
LWF Center remains in Wittenberg after reformation anniversary
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13 Mar
The Lutheran World Federation will remain in Wittenberg for the coming ten years. This was announced during a press conference by the German National Committee, which represents the LWF member...
Photo: LWF/I. Benesch
8 Feb
Online Theology Course Deepens Engagement
online course, Theology, Lutheran theology, Communion, Creation - Not for Sale, Reformation
8 Feb
A group of 28 students from all LWF regions successfully finished a new online course on Lutheran theology, devised and facilitated by The Lutheran World Federation. The course aims to equip...
The Lund Cross is a symbol of this milestone in ecumenial relations. It will be accessible to visitors and pilgrims in the chapel of the Ecumenical Center. Photo: LWF/S. Gallay
18 Jan
Lund Cross placed in chapel of the Ecumenical Center
Lund, Joint Commemoration of the Reformation, Ecumenical Centre, ecumenical relations, Joint Ecumenical Commemoration, Common Prayer, Reformation, From Conflict to Communion
18 Jan
The Salvadoran Cross created for the Joint Catholic-Lutheran Commemoration of the Reformation in Lund 2016 was placed in the chapel of the Ecumenical Center in Geneva, Switzerland, in a dedication...
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”
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17 Nov
LWF President Musa speaks to VELKD General Synod
The LWF Heaven’s Tent in the Luthergarten in Wittenberg awaits visitors to the World Reformation Exhibition. Photo: LWF/Annette Glaubig
8 Jun
LWF opens Heaven’s Tent in Wittenberg
Reformation, Wittenberg
8 Jun
Hosts from all over the world present the Lutheran Communion at World Reformation Exhibition
Thousands of Lutherans and guests gathered for a festival of worship, witness, song and word and sacrament in Sam Nujoma Stadium in Windhoek, Namibia on Sunday, May 14th to mark commemoration of the 500th Anniversary of the Lutheran Reformation. Photo: LWF/JC Valeriano
15 May
Namibian musical extravaganza gets bishops dancing and worshippers swaying
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15 May
After 500th Reformation ceremony at Sam Nujoma Stadium Namibian churches present cultural performances
Global Commemoration of the 500th Anniversary of the Reformation - highpoint of the Twelfth Assembly of the Lutheran World Federation in Windhoek, Namibia. Photo: LWF/JC Valeriano
14 May
Global Commemoration of the 500th Anniversary of the Reformation attended by thousands in Windhoek, Namibia
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14 May
Called to be “reformed and reformers, renewed and renewing, liberated and liberating”
The Lutheran World Federation (LWF) General Secretary Rev. Dr Martin Junge, addressing the 800 participants from LWF’s 145 member churches at the Twelfth Assembly. Photo: LWF/Albin Hillert
11 May
The Reformation anniversary is a milestone, not the endpoint for mission
12th Assembly, Reformation, General Secretary Martin Junge
11 May
Secretary Junge affirms to Twelfth Assembly LWF’s reason to witness with hope in a fractured world
Liberated by God's Grace – Wittenberg Pilgrimage 2016. LWF General Secretary Martin Junge and LWF President at the beginning of the pilgrimage in front of the St. Nikolai Church in Coswig. Photo: LWF/Marko Schoeneberg
6 May
LWF Twelfth Assembly in Namibia – a historic global gathering to mark the ongoing reformation
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6 May
A time to worship together, commemorate 500 years of the Reformation, decide work priorities and new governance
Commemorative stamps are being issued to mark the 12th Assembly and the Reformation Anniversary in Namibia.
10 Apr
Commemorative stamp issued in Namibia
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10 Apr
Commemorating the Reformation and Meeting as a Communion
Young reformers in Poland have set up a Living Reformation project that exceeded expectation. Photo: ECACP
13 Mar
“I believe, therefore…” - hundreds of Polish youth support Reformation project
Global Young Reformers Network, Living Reformation projects, ECACP, The Evangelical Church of the Augsburg Confession in Poland, Reformation 2017, Reformation, Reformation 500
13 Mar
More than 400 young people join Living Reformation project
Hundreds of people from sixty congregations gathered in Cuddalore, India on 13-14 January for the Reformation commemoration of the Arcot Lutheran Church (ALC). Photo Dora Hemalatha
16 Feb
Indian Lutherans reaffirming their identity
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16 Feb
The Arcot Lutheran Church commemorates the Reformation
Faustina Manyangu, Evangelical Lutheran Church in Tanzania, Bishop Absalom Mnisi, ELCSA and Shoni Ngobeni, LUCSA at the opening worship of the LWF Africa Pre-Assembly. Photo: LWF/A. Weyermüller
7 Feb
A chance for greater awareness about freely-given salvation
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7 Feb
LWF Africa Pre-Assembly starts in South Africa
 Churches must be committed to strengthening public space. Photo: LWF/S. Gallay
22 Aug
The church in the public space
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22 Aug
Lutheran World Federation produces new study document
Evangelical Lutheran Church of Eritrea vice president, Rev. Habtom Tewolde, and General Secretary, Temesghen Berhane, visited Geneva to discuss Reformation celebrations. Photo: LWF/S. Gallay
7 Jun
Double celebration for Eritrean church
Evangelical Lutheran Church of Eritrea, Reformation
7 Jun
Church ties 150th anniversary to Reformation festivities
Meeting in Wittenberg, German and Tanzanian Lutheran church leaders stated their commitment to ongoing mutual conversations and exchange. Photo: VELKD/Gundolf Holfert
11 Mar
German and Tanzanian Lutheran leaders affirm mutual solidarity
VELKD, Reformation
11 Mar
Wittenberg meeting on “Reformation and One World”
LWF General Secretary Rev. Dr Martin Junge tells participants at the Global Perspectives on the Reformation conference: uphold the importance of freedom as a key insight of Lutheran Reformation.  Photo: LWF/I. Benesch
29 Oct
LWF General Secretary keynote presentation on global perspectives on the Reformation
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29 Oct
A theology that calls attention to exclusion amidst merciless competition
LWF General Secretary Rev. Dr Martin Junge tells young reformers at Wittenberg to live out God’s call for mission and service in the world. Photo: LWF/Marko Schoeneberg
28 Aug
Ongoing Lutheran reformation needs young people’s creativity
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28 Aug
LWF General Secretary Junge encourages youth to contribute new ideas
Photo: Szilard Szabo
4 Feb
A Reformation Anniversary Platform for LWF Member Churches
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4 Feb
“Connect, Contribute, Participate”
Rev. Dr. Walter Altmann reports for the Special Committee on Reformation 2017. © LWF/M. Haas
17 Jun
“Liberated by God’s Grace”
Reformation
17 Jun
LWF presents plans and theme for the Reformation anniversary