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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”
(left to right) Caroline Richter, Dr Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka, Rev. Martin Junge, Lopa Banerjee and Dennis Frado. Photo: Christine Mangale
17 Apr
LWF General Secretary Junge Affirms Commitment to Gender Justice
United Nations, LWF General Secretary
17 Apr
Meeting with Executive Director of UN Women Mlambo-Ngcuka
LWF General Secretary Rev. Martin Junge (right) with the Bishop of Brunswick Prof. Dr. Friedrich Weber (center), Jan Waclawek (left), Bishop of the Silesian Evangelical Church of the Augsburg Confession in the Czech Republic, and other guests during the walk through the city of Goslar. Photo: DNK/LWF. Hübner
21 Mar
LWF General Secretary Martin Junge Attends Reformation Event in Goslar, Germany
Member Churches, LWF General Secretary, Luthergarden
21 Mar
Joint Commitment for Peace and Understanding
The North East Asian Lutheran Communion women theologians together with the LWF Secretary for Women in Church and Society. Photo: LWF
7 Mar
Women in Ordained Ministry Reflect God’s Call
Women, Communion, Justice, Ordained Ministry, LWF General Secretary
7 Mar
Interview with LWF General Secretary on International Women’s Day
Rev. Martin Junge presents a cross from Central America to the Most Rev. Andres Poder, archbishop of EELC. Photo: Tiit Kuusemaa
28 Jan
Strengthening Lutheran Identity in Estonia
Refugees, Europe, Member Churches, LWF General Secretary
28 Jan
Encouragement in Secular Society
With the huge influx of Syrian refugees, classrooms in Mafraq public schools are even more crowded than usual.  Photo: LWF/Mats Wallerstedt
17 Jan
LWF Affirms Support for Ecumenical Efforts to End Conflict in Syria
Refugees, LWF General Secretary, Displaced Persons, Syria Crisis
17 Jan
Junge Participates in WCC Consultation on Syria
The Pope received a refugee’s teapot as an invitation to work together for the suffering neighbor. Photo: Osservatore Romano
21 Oct
LWF Delegation Meets Pope Francis
Refugees, Europe, LWF General Secretary, LWF President, LWF Vice-President, Migrants
21 Oct
Strengthening Churches’ Commitment to the Poor and Vulnerable
Bishop Dr Antje Jackelén. Photo: LWF/S. Gallay
16 Oct
Church of Sweden Elects New Archbishop
Member Churches, Women, Bishop, LWF General Secretary
16 Oct
LWF Congratulates Archbishop-Elect Antje Jackelen