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10 May 2017, Windhoek, Namibia: Bishop Ernst Gamxamub from the Evangelical Lutheran Church in the Republic of Namibia distributes bread during Holy Communion at the opening worship of the Lutheran World Federation's Twelfth Assembly.  Photo: LWF/Albin Hillert
10 May
An assembly the communion remembers with gratitude
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10 May
Looking back to the Twelfth LWF Assembly in Windhoek, Namibia
Members of the LWF Theological Education and Formation advisory group stand before the Lund Cross in the chapel of the Ecumenical Centre in Geneva. Photo: LWF/S. Gallay
7 May
Opening doors to Lutheran theological education
Theology, Education, Lutheran theology, 12th Assembly, LWF member churches
7 May
In many parts of the world, Lutheran theological education is inaccessible.
The assembly report can be downloaded on the LWF website. Photo: LWF/ S. Gallay
12 Mar
Report of Twelfth LWF Assembly published
12th Assembly, Assembly, LWF Publications
12 Mar
“Powerful opportunity to recommit to God’s mission in the world”
Prague. Protestants in the Czech republic raised half a million Czech crowns for women in the DRC. Photo: Roman Boed, creative commons
26 Jan
Czech Protestants raise 18,000 EUR for rape survivors in DR Congo
12th Assembly, Keynote speaker, gender-based violence, Gender, Violence, conflict, Women
26 Jan
The Evangelical Church of Czech Brethren, a member church of The Lutheran World Federation in the Czech Republic, has raised money for the Panzi foundation which supports medical treatment for raped w
9 May 2017, Windhoek, Namibia: Liberated by God's Grace imprinted everything at the Twelfth Assembly of the Lutheran World Federation, gathering in Windhoek, Namibia,10-16 May 2017, under the theme "Liberated by God's Grace", bringing together some 800 delegates and participants from 145 member churches in 98 countries. Photo: LWF/Albin Hillert
16 Jun
An encouraging and positive Assembly
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16 Jun
Outcomes of the LWF Twelfth Assembly are now available
A delegate voting at the LWF Twelfth Assembly. Photo: LWF / Albin Hillert
26 May
Shaping LWF’s strategy for the coming years
12th Assembly, resolution, Public Statement
26 May
Twelfth Assembly resolutions and public statements
Delegates of the Twelfth Assembly of the Lutheran World Federation in Windhoek, Namibia. Photo: LWF/Albin Hillert
16 May
Called to turn outward with gratitude for service
12th Assembly, Assembly, Assembly2017
16 May
Message of the Twelfth Assembly of the Lutheran World Federation.
Rev. Lydia Posselt from the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America preaching at the Closing worship of the Twelfth Assembly of the LWF in Windhoek, Namibia. Photo: LWF/Albin Hillert
16 May
‘Out into the world, to give our fruits to others’
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16 May
Young Lutheran Lydia Posselt delivers closing sermon for LWF’s Twelfth Assembly in Windhoek.
The Twelfth Assembly of the Lutheran World Federation, gathers in Windhoek, Namibia, on 10-16 May 2017, under the theme "Liberated by God's Grace", bringing together some 800 delegates and participants from 145 member churches in 98 countries. Photo by LWF/Brenda Platero
16 May
LWF Assembly issues Public Statement on Venezuela
12th Assembly, Public Statement
16 May
Facilitate the receipt of medicine and food
The Twelfth Assembly of the Lutheran World Federation, gathers in Windhoek, Namibia, on 10-16 May 2017. Photo by LWF/Brenda Platero
16 May
Twelfth Assembly Public Statement on Indonesia
12th Assembly, Public Statement, politics
16 May
Concern about politicization of religion
The Twelfth Assembly of the Lutheran World Federation, gathers in Windhoek, Namibia, on 10-16 May 2017. Photo by LWF/Brenda Platero
16 May
LWF Assembly issues resolution on the war in Syria
12th Assembly, resolution
16 May
Support for those working to alleviate suffering and those working for peace
Plenary session at the Twelfth Assembly. Photo: LWF/Johanan Celine Velariano.
15 May
LWF Assembly issues Public Statement on the genocide in Namibia
12th Assembly, Assembly, Assembly 2017, Assembly2017, Public Statement
15 May
Support to Namibian and German efforts for reconciliation
Martin Kopp speaks at the thematic plenary on "Creation - Not for Sale" at the Twelfth Assembly of the Lutheran World Federation. Photo: LWF/Albin Hillert
15 May
“Rethink economics to save a dying planet”
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15 May
Climate justice advocate Kopp speaks to LWF Assembly on “Creation - not for sale”
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”
Voting at the Lutheran World Federation Twelfth Assembly. Photo: LWF/Albin Hillert
13 May
LWF Assembly elects 48 members of the new Council
12th Assembly, election
13 May
A new council to govern the LWF communion
Rev. Dr Panti Filibus Musa, Archbishop of the Lutheran Church of Christ in Nigeria, President of The Lutheran World Federation. Photo: LWF/Albin Hillert
13 May
Nigerian Archbishop Panti Filibus Musa elected LWF President
12th Assembly, election, LWF President
13 May
Second African to serve in this leadership position
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
Christina Jackson-Skelton giving the report of the Finance Committee at the Lutheran World Federation's Twelfth Assembly. Photo: LWF/Albin Hillert
11 May
LWF total income has nearly doubled to almost EUR 780 million
12th Assembly, Endowment Fund, Finance
11 May
Finance chairperson Jackson-Skelton thanks member churches for “faithful support”
Keynote speech at the LWF Twelfth Assembly by Congolese surgeon Dr Denis Mukwege. Photo: LWF/Albin Hillert
11 May
“Mission to denounce evil”
12th Assembly, Keynote speaker, gender-based violence, Gender
11 May
Lutheran theology regarding women is message of hope says Assembly keynote speaker, Dr Mukwege, speaking on sexual violence
Delegate of the Women's Pre-assembly delivers the message to Twelfth LWF Assembly delegates. Photo: LWF/ Albin Hillert
10 May
Freedom from violence and full participation
12th Assembly, Gender Justice, Women in Chuch and Society, women in leadership, Women in Ordained Ministry
10 May
Women’s Pre-Assembly message to the Twelfth Assembly
Rev. Dr Elena Bondarenko from the Evangelical Lutheran Church in European Russia, preaching at the opening worship of the Lutheran World Federation's Twelfth Assembly on 10 May 2017, Windhoek, Namibia. Photo: LWF/Albin Hillert
10 May
Russian pastor Bondarenko to LWF Assembly, God’s promises hold
12th Assembly, Worship
10 May
Opening worship of the Twelfth Assembly at Windhoek, Namibia
The Lutheran World Federation (LWF) President Bishop Dr Munib A. Younan addressing participants on the opening day of the Twelfth Assembly of the LWF in Namibia’s capital Windhoek. Photo: LWF/Albin Hillert
10 May
LWF President Younan draws attention to Luther’s drive to reform the church
12th Assembly, LWF President, President Bishop Dr Munib A. Younan
10 May
President’s address to Twelfth Assembly calls for deeper sense of an interdependent communion
Namibian youth welcome LWF Youth delegates to Namibia. Photo: LWF/JC Valeriano
10 May
“Bold, flexible and proud of our Lutheran identity”
Youth pre-Assembly, 12th Assembly
10 May
Youth Message to LWF Twelfth Assembly
LWF Women Pre-Assembly, Windhoek, Namibia, 3-9 May 2017. Photo: LWF/Brenda Platero
9 May
“Claim what is already ours”
12th Assembly, Gender, Women in Ordained Ministry, Women in Chuch and Society
9 May
The long way towards women’s ordination in Poland
LWF General Secretary with the delegates at Youth Pre-Assembly. Photo: LWF/Johanan Celine Valeriano
8 May
Vibrant in the life of the communion
12th Assembly, Youth pre-Assembly, Youth Participation
8 May
LWF General Secretary addresses Youth Pre-Assembly
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
12th Assembly, Reformation, Reformation 2017, Reformation 500
6 May
A time to worship together, commemorate 500 years of the Reformation, decide work priorities and new governance
Presenting the Women’s Message at the Africa Pre-Assembly. Photo: LWF/A. Weyermüller
5 May
Up to 100 women gather for LWF Women's Pre-Assembly in Windhoek
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5 May
Women on the move