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(From left) Judith VanOsdol, LWF program executive for gender justice and women’s empowerment; Kathrin Wallrabe, ELCS equal opportunities officer and WICAS regional coordinator for Central Western Europe; Bettina Westfeld, LWF Council member and vice-president of the ELCS synod. Photo: LWF/A. Danielsson
29 Nov
Participation of women and men is a theological issue
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29 Nov
The Evangelical Lutheran Church of Saxony has passed a law to recognize the fundamental issue of gender justice in the composition of church governing bodies.
Youth present their pre-Assembly message to the first plenary of the Twelfth Assembly, Namibia, May 2017. Photo: LWF/Albin Hillert
11 Apr
LWF youth call for revival of churches
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11 Apr
Lutheran youth have started the discussion on revival in the church.
Anne Burghart, Secretary for Ecumenical Relations, with the Chinese translation of the Reformation Booklets.
20 Apr
Addressing the challenges of the world today
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20 Apr
“Not for Sale”: Introduction to the Assembly sub-themes
Vote online for the young preacher to deliver the closing sermon at the LWF Assembly in Windhoek.
15 Mar
Press release: Young pastor to preach at LWF Assembly closing worship
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15 Mar
Online voting of International Preaching Contest started
African churches have had a valuable contribution to make to the communion, Rev. Dr Martin Junge said in his address Africa Pre-Assembly. Photo: LWF/A. Weyermüller
8 Feb
Mutuality and solidarity at the heart of the communion of churches
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8 Feb
LWF General Secretary Martin Junge addresses delegates at Africa Pre-Assembly ...
"Today’s gospel allows us to believe that it needs the recognition of a wounded God to overcome violence" - Swedish Archbishop Antje Jackelén giving the opening sermon of the Europe Pre-Assembly. Photo: LWF/A. Daníelsson
1 Feb
Recognition of a wounded God needed to overcome violence
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1 Feb
Festive worship with local congregation at beginning of European Pre-Assembly
LWF staff join women from Namibia’s Lutheran churches at the November meeting in Windhoek, kicking off women’s preparations to host the Pre-Assembly and the Twelfth LWF Assembly in May 2017. Photo: LWF
7 Dec
Preparations for LWF Women’s Pre-Assembly begin in Namibia
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7 Dec
Regional and host churches want to facilitate mutual learning and meaningful contribution
LWF Council member Bishop em. Dr Zephania Kameeta raised a lit latern, saying the “hot phase” of Assembly preparations had begun. Photo: DNK/LWB, F. Hübner
3 Jun
The lantern is lit: official launch of LWF Assembly preparations
LWF Twelfth Assembly, Namibia
3 Jun
LWF President Younan, Namibian Vice President Iyambo at launch