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Alena Fendrychová, Evangelical Church of Czech Brethren, and a member of the “Solidarity Group” that coordinates the LWF European diaconal process. Photo: Private
14 Feb
Café Obýváček - A welcoming space for migrants and refugees in the Czech Republic
LWF member churches, Diakonia, Conviviality, Migrants, Refugees
14 Feb
Fendrychová is a member of the “Solidarity Group” of diaconal practitioners in The Lutheran World Federation (LWF) member churches in Europe. They coordinate the “Seeking Conviviality” diaconal...
Members of a “Shared Table” team that collects and distributes food in Vantaa, Finland. Photo: Jani Laukkanen
18 Nov
LWF commends new ‘conviviality’ resources to all churches
Diakonia, Conviviality, LWF member churches, Communion Building, Member Churches
18 Nov
The LWF has thanked diaconal workers in Europe for producing new resources that offer all member churches inspiration to incorporate the concept of conviviality into diaconal ministries.
Caring for the ‘Silence Garden’ at Augustanahof, a former church building turned into residential apartments, as part of the diaconal work of the Lutheran Church in Amsterdam. Photo: Lutheran Diaconie
16 Nov
Netherlands: Investing in communities to be “carriers of sustainable diakonia”
Conviviality, Diakonia, LWF member churches, Leadership, European Solidarity Group
16 Nov
Four new storybooks on conviviality — the art and practice of living together, have been launched by the LWF, as part of its European Diaconal Process. Wilzing, who has contributed to the first...
Monk Dhirapunno takes a group photo in front of the conference center in Medan. Photo: A. Yaqin
29 Sep
Creative interfaith training for a new generation
Interfaith, Youth, peace building, Conviviality
29 Sep
LWF and Indonesian institute build on a dialogical model to affirm diversity
Worship is an important part of the Pre-Assemblies, bringing delegates together to listen to and reflect on the Bible and join in prayer. Photo: LWF/A. Danielsson
6 Feb
Europe Pre-Assembly in photos
Europe pre-Assembly, Assembly 2017, LWF Assembly, Sweden, Conviviality
6 Feb
A look at this significant week, in pictures
Humanitarian aid is collected for children in Donbas area, one of the worst affected of the Ukraine conflict. Photo: Janka Adameová
10 Aug
Solidarity for Ukrainian church diaconal work amid conflict
Diakonia, Children, Refugees, People with Disabilities, Conviviality
10 Aug
Assistance to the displaced and people with disabilities
Dave Smith, founder of the Boaz Trust, which works with asylum seekers and refugees in Greater Manchester, explains the organization's work to members of the diakonia "Solidarity Group." Photo: Diakonia Solidarity Group
13 Mar
LWF Diaconal Group Pledges Solidarity Action for Ukraine
Diakonia, Conviviality
13 Mar
Sharing and Learning Has Strengthened Collaboration among European Diaconal Actors
Children from Peeteli in a 2014 summer camp organized by the EELC on Saaremaa island, Estonia. Photo: Avo Üprus
27 Feb
LWF Workshop in Manchester to Focus on ‘Convivial Economy’
Diakonia, Diakonia. Theology, Economic justice, Conviviality
27 Feb
Diakonia that Promotes Justice, Vocation and Dignity
Conference participants discuss new approaches. Despite the diversity in Europe, diaconal workers face similar concerns. Photo: Szilard Szabo
23 Jan
Conviviality in Europe’s Diaconal Efforts
Diakonia, Conviviality
23 Jan
Seeing Church in a New Way
DELKU Bishop Uland Spahlinger at the opening worship service at St Paul's Lutheran Church in Odessa. © LWF/Anli Serfontein
21 Mar
Church Serving Community in Ukrainian Context
Conviviality
21 Mar
Second LWF Workshop on Community Diakonia in Europe
Ms Marjut Lukkarinen from Finland (left) and Rev. Daniela Schwimbersky from Austria, in a discussion at the diakonia workshop in Odessa. © LWF/Anli Serfontein
25 Jan
Lutheran Diaconal Workers Define a Holistic Framework for Diakonia in Europe
Conviviality
25 Jan
"Conviviality" Concept to Guide Approaches in Diverse Contexts...
(l to r) Rev. Vladislav Iviciak, Marija Parnicki, both Slovak Evangelical Church of the Augsburg Confession in Serbia © LWF/Juho Kuva
22 Dec
People Flock to Serbian Province of Vojvodina Expecting Wealth
Conviviality
22 Dec
Influx increases diakonia work for Lutheran-led ecumenical program