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LWF General Secretary Martin Junge with farmers in a Seeds for Solutions garden in Eastern Chad. Photo: LWF/A. Danielsson
20 Dec
Seeds for Solutions: refugees and host communities working together
Seeds for Solution, LWF General Secretary, DWS Chad, Food Security, Refugees
20 Dec
LWF Chad program helps farmers reap tons of fresh produce from bare farmland
On his visit to Chad, LWF General Secretary Rev. Dr Martin Junge encouraged staff working in the country program, met refugees and host communities and discussed the country’s protracted refugee and forgotten humanitarian crisis. Photo: LWF/A. S. Daníelsson
19 Dec
LWF General Secretary visits Chad
LWF General Secretary, DWS Chad
19 Dec
Attention and innovative solutions are needed to address a protracted crisis
A Javanese traditional music band performs during a cultural evening of the LWF Pre-Assemblies for LAC and North America, in Paramaribo, Suriname. Photo: LWF/P. Mumia
2 Sep
One melody together, different, coordinated instruments
LAC Pre-Assembly, LWF General Secretary
2 Sep
General Secretary Junge says communion relations are growing among LWF churches
ELCA Presiding Bishop Elizabeth A. Eaton, addressing the Churchwide Assembly in New Orleans: Photo: ELCA
19 Aug
LWF encouraged by member church action to review investments in fossil fuel companies
LWF General Secretary
19 Aug
General Secretary Junge at Churchwide Assembly of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America
LWF General Secretary Rev. Dr Martin Junge. Photo: LWF/M. Renaux
16 Jun
With deep roots in history, we reach out to God’s future
LWF General Secretary, Council 2016, Rev. Dr Martin Junge
16 Jun
General Secretary Junge’s Report to Council
Children from an indigenous community in Choco watch the sunrise from a river bank. Photo: LWF Colombia
4 Apr
“End the suffering of thousands”
LWF General Secretary, Peace
4 Apr
LWF welcomes inclusion of ELN in Colombia peace talks
Photo: Stephen Gibson/photohome.co.uk
14 Nov
LWF decries massive loss of lives in Beirut and Paris attacks
Human Rights, Theology, Violence, LWF General Secretary, Terroism
14 Nov
Younan and Junge encourage people of faith to strengthen peace efforts
IELCH Bishop Izani Bruch (left) sharing Holy Communion with Peruvian pastor Rev. Ofelia Dávila during the 2015 Latin American and Caribbean Leadership Conference in La Paz, Bolivia. Photo: Eugenio Albrecht
17 Jun
Junge’s recognition brings “joy and pride” to Chilean Lutheran church
LWF General Secretary
17 Jun
Bishop Bruch affirms advocacy for human rights and justice
Bishop em. Dr Gunnar Stȧlsett (right), during his term as LWF General Secretary. Photo: LWF Archives
10 Feb
A Powerful Witness
LWF General Secretary
10 Feb
Dr Gunnar Stȧlsett’s Ministry Lauded on 80th Birthday
Mourners in Paris pay respects to those slained in the Charlie Hebdo shooting.  Photo: Valentina Calá creative commons flickr
8 Jan
LWF General Secretary Martin Junge Denounces Any Claims for Religious Justification of Violence
Human Rights, Theology, Violence, LWF General Secretary
8 Jan
LWF Condemns Disregard for Human Life in Paris Killings
Syrian refugees living in the host community of Al Mafraq, ten kilometres from Zaatari camp, Jordan. Photo: LWF/ M. Renaux
11 Dec
LWF Leaders Urge Member Churches to Advocate for Syrian Refugees
Syria Crisis, Refugees, LWF General Secretary, LWF President, Middle East, Displaced Persons
11 Dec
Younan and Junge Underline “Desperate Situation”
General Secretary Rev. Martin Junge at the LWF Council Meeting in Medan, Indonesia, June 2014. Photo: LWF/M. Renaux
4 Dec
Diaconal and theological work belong together
LWF General Secretary, Diakonia, Europe, Refugees
4 Dec
Speaking in Württemberg, the General Secretary of the Lutheran World Federation recalls the founding of the LWF
Photo: Stephen Gibson/photohome.co.uk
14 Nov
General Secretary Urges Mexican Church to Defend the Value of Each Human Being
Violence, LWF General Secretary
14 Nov
Solidarity and Prayers from the Communion
Rev. Martin Junge visiting one of LWF/DWS Haiti projects. Photo: LWF/DWS Haiti
31 Oct
LWF Haiti Program Continues Projects to Promote Sustainable Development, Environmental Protection after 2010 Earthquake
LWF General Secretary
31 Oct
Income Generating Schemes, Support to Most Vulnerable Groups
Photo: LWF/M. Renaux
15 Oct
Reformation Day Online: Virtual Choir, Critical Theological Debates
Member Churches, Reformation Day, Theology, Communion, LWF General Secretary, LWF Vice-President, GYRN First Virtual Conference
15 Oct
Hundreds to Explore Christian Faith and Lutheran Identity in First Virtual Conference of Global Young Reformers
UNHCR Assistant High Commissioner Janet Lim (left) and LWF General Secretary Rev  Martin Junge signing the MoU. Photo: LWF/ C. Kästner
3 Oct
LWF and UNHCR Sign Memorandum of Understanding on Humanitarian Cooperation
LWF General Secretary, Refugees, Displaced Persons, United Nations, Children, Peace, WASH, Climate Justice, Livelihoods
3 Oct
“Delighted to see the scope for our joint work expand”
Sign pointing to the newly opened Ebola Treatment Center near Phebe Hospital. Photo: LCL
25 Sep
LWF Solidarity with Churches and Communities Affected by Ebola Crisis
Ebola, Member Churches, Humanitarian Response, LWF Vice-President, Communion, Bishop, LWF General Secretary
25 Sep
Lutheran Churches in Liberia and Sierra Leone Reach Out
Visiting Keltto cemetery near St Petersburg: (left to right) ELCIR Bishop Arri Kugappi, LWF General Secretary Rev. Martin Junge and Europe Area Secretary Rev. Dr Eva Sibylle Vogel-Mfato at Keltto cemetery, a safe worship space for Ingrian Christians during Communist rule. Photo: Pekka Mikkola/FELM
25 Sep
Meeting People Where They Are
Member Churches, LWF General Secretary
25 Sep
Junge’s Russia Visits Focuses on Mission of Church Today
The final ceremony of the 2014 Sant' Egidio "People and Religions" meeting in Antwerp, Belgium. Photo: Sant' Egidio
12 Sep
Make the Economy Contribute to Peace
Peace, LWF General Secretary, Economic justice
12 Sep
Junge Participates in Sant’Egidio Gathering of Religious Leaders
Bishop Emeritus Dr. Thomas Nyiwe at the LWF Project Committee meeting in May 2006. Photo: LWF/D.-M. Grötzsch
19 Aug
LWF Offers Condolences for ELCC Bishop Emeritus Dr. Thomas Nyiwe
Member Churches, Bishop, LWF General Secretary
19 Aug
General Secretary Junge Expresses “Gratitude for Service”
Violence from northeastern Nigeria, Chad and the Central African Republic is now spreading into northern Cameroon. Photo: <a href=" https://www.flickr.com/photos/jbdodane/11594238253/ ">jbdodane.com</a>
18 Aug
LWF Expresses Shock at Kidnapping of Cameroon Pastor
Member Churches, Violence, LWF General Secretary
18 Aug
Spreading Violence is Deeply Distressing, Junge Says
Increased efforts are needed to prevent the spread of this biggest Ebola outbreak ever recorded. © EC/ECHO/Jean-Louis Mosser CC-SA
5 Aug
LWF Expresses Deep Appreciation of Efforts by Churches, Medical Staff to Fight Ebola in West Africa
LWF General Secretary, Member Churches, Humanitarian Response, Ebola
5 Aug
More than 800 Deaths in Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone
Smoke rises after an air strike in Gaza Strip (archive photo). Photo: Amir Farshad Ebrahimi (CC-SA)
23 Jul
LWF: Abide by International Law in Israeli-Palestinian Conflict
LWF President, LWF General Secretary, Middle East, Public Statement
23 Jul
Statement Reiterates Obligation to Protect Civilians
In front of the new Reformation logo of the Polish Lutheran church: (left to right) Bishop Jerzy Samiec, LWF Council member Iwona Baraniec and LWF General Secretary Rev. Martin Junge. Photo: LWF/Florian Hübner
21 Jul
Taking Stock 25 Years after the Fall of the Iron Curtain
LWF General Secretary, Member Churches, Bishop, Leadership
21 Jul
Conference of Central and Eastern Europe Church Leaders in Wroclaw
Over 5,000 people from 12 countries attended the 9th Days of Encounter for Christians from Central and Eastern Europe in Wroclaw from 4 to 6 July. Photo: LWF/Florian Hübner
21 Jul
Over 5,000 Christians from Central and Eastern Europe in Wroclaw
LWF General Secretary
21 Jul
“Free in Christ” 25 Years after the Fall of the Iron Curtain
Ahmad, an auto-mechanics student at the LWF Vocational Training Center in Ramallah. The LWF has been providing vocational training to Palestinian youth since 1949. Photo: LWF Jerusalem/K. Brown
17 Jul
Holy Land Lutheran Bishop Younan Pleads for an End to Revenge and Bloodshed
Member Churches, Middle East, Peace, LWF General Secretary, LWF President
17 Jul
LWF General Secretary Junge Urges Political Solution and Support for ELCJHL
General Secretary Junge and Cardinal Koch during the presentation of From Conflict to Communion at the 2013 LWF Council in Geneva. Photo: LWF/S. Gallay
8 Jul
LWF General Secretary Junge and Cardinal Koch Share their Views on Understanding of the Church
From Conflict to Communion, LWF General Secretary, PCPCU
8 Jul
Contributions to German Internet Project “2017 gemeinsam unterwegs”
LWF General Secretary Martin Junge presents his report to Council 2014 meeting in Medan, Indonesia, 12-17 June. Photo: LWF/M. Renaux
12 Jun
Deep Sense of Ownership a Sign of Growth in the LWF Communion
LWF Council, LWF General Secretary, Council 2014
12 Jun
Report of General Secretary Junge to the Council
Worship in an Indonesian Lutheran congregation. Photo: HKBP/Fernando Sihotang
6 Jun
2014 LWF Council Meeting in Indonesia to Decide 2017 Assembly Theme
Member Churches, LWF Council, Council 2014, LWF President, LWF General Secretary, Fast for the Climate
6 Jun
“Like a Tree Planted by Streams of Water”