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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
Ronel, Induction of Newly Elected Leaders, Newly-elected leaders' retreat, Leadership
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
Leadership, Ronel, Induction of Newly Elected Leaders, Governance, Newly-elected leaders' retreat, women in leadership, Women's Leadership, LWF member churches, church unity, Lutheran theology
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.
Some of the church leaders at the 2019 RoNEL in Geneva, Switzerland. Photo: LWF/C. Kästner 
25 Aug
Reflecting together on leadership in the Lutheran communion
Newly-elected leaders' retreat, Member Churches, Leadership
25 Aug
The Lutheran World Federation will host its annual Retreat of Newly-Elected Leaders at the Communion Office in Geneva and the LWF Center in Wittenberg, 4-12 September.
27 Nov
Geographical diversity, but common challenges face Lutheran communion regions
Newly-elected leaders' retreat, LWB-Zentrum Wittenberg, Leadership, Induction of Newly Elected Leaders, LWF member churches
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...
Bishop Jack Urame, Evangelical Lutheran Church of Papua New Guinea. Photo: LWF/A. Weyermüller
22 Sep
“A time of deep reflection”
Leadership, Newly-elected leaders' retreat
22 Sep
Bishop Jack Urame (ELCPNG) looks back on the Retreat of Newly Elected Leaders
Bishop Barbara Collins (ELCA) at the LWF Retreat of Newly Elected Leaders. Photo: LWF/A.Weyermüller
20 Sep
“It felt like meeting the world – and my world got bigger with it!”
Newly-elected leaders' retreat, Leadership
20 Sep
Bishop Barbara Collins (ELCA) reflects on the Retreat of Newly Elected Leaders
Retreat of newly-elected leaders (RoNEL) meeting in Geneva, 12 September 2017. Photo: LWF/S. Gallay
19 Sep
A deeper understanding of Lutheranism worldwide
Newly-elected leaders' retreat, LWB-Zentrum Wittenberg, Leadership
19 Sep
Retreat of Newly Elected Leaders in Geneva and Wittenberg ...