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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
Rev. Martin Junge and Rev. Dr Elieshi Mungure attending the anniversary celebrations. © Felix Samari LCCN/LWF
11 Oct
Caring Hands
Member Churches, LWF General Secretary
11 Oct
Nigerian Lutheran Church Celebrates 100th Anniversary
Drought relief worker and Onangholo residents, northwestern Namibia. Photo: LWF/UCC Hartmut Diehl
8 Oct
Cash Payout Helps Households Prioritize Needs in Namibia
Member Churches, Namibia Drought, Cash Response, LWF General Secretary
8 Oct
Food, Water and School Uniforms for Drought-Affected Families in Amperbo
LWF delegation with Namibian Prime Minister and church leaders © LWF/Klaus Rieth
2 Oct
It Takes Courage to Work for Unity
Member Churches, Namibia Drought, Assembly 2017, LWF General Secretary
2 Oct
African Region Affirms Commitment to Host 2017 LWF Assembly in Namibia
Rev. Martin Junge, Presiding Bishop Dr Alex G. Malasusa and Bishop Dr Frank O. July visit a parishioner in southern Namibia. Photo: LWF/Klaus Rieth
27 Sep
General Secretary Junge Affirms Lutheran Communion Solidarity with Drought Affected Namibians
Member Churches, LWF General Secretary, Namibia Drought, Cash Response
27 Sep
Visiting LWF Delegation Assesses Impact of Prolonged Dry Spell on Rural Communities
The LWF President and General Secretary visit Za’atri residents in 2012. Photo: LWF/Thomas Ekelund
2 Sep
“Refrain from Military Action” in Syria
Refugees, LWF President, LWF General Secretary
2 Sep
LWF Leadership Calls on International Community to Urgently Seek Peaceful Resolution
A field of dead millet crop in Omusati region, northern Namibia. © LWF/M. Retief
10 Jul
LWF Calls on Member Churches to Support Namibia and Angola Response to Drought
Member Churches, LWF General Secretary, Namibia Drought, Council 2013
10 Jul
Worst Drought in 30 Years: General Secretary Junge Underlines Urgency for Early Intervention