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Lund Cathedral, the 12th century cathedral owned by the Church of Sweden, founded in 1080 and consecrated in the 12th century. Photo: Albin Hillert/Church of Sweden
30 Apr
Lund cathedral to host first Catholic mass since reformation
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30 Apr
“Called to witness together to God’s grace in this world”
Earlier this year the Lund Cross, which was used at the joint commemoration in Lund in 2016, was installed in the chapel of the Ecumenical Center. Photo: LWF/M. Aronson
2 Mar
Visit of Pope Francis to the Ecumenical Centre will strengthen quest for unity
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2 Mar
The LWF is looking forward to meeting Pope Francis in the Ecumenical Centre in Geneva on 21 June.
Rev. Jessica Crist, bishop of the Montana Synod of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America, lights one of the candles for the ecumenical imperatives. Photo: C. Jason Brown/Insight Images
7 Mar
Renewed in relations and witness
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7 Mar
Lutherans and Catholics in the United States follow up on Joint Commemoration in Lund
Press conference following Common Prayer and Together in Hope event. Rev. Dr Martin Junge and Kurt Cardinal Koch sit at the right of the panel. Photo: LWF/Albin Hillert
3 Nov
Joint commemoration of the Reformation a 'milestone,' says Lutheran leader
Joint Commemoration, Joint Commemoration of the Reformation. Rev. Dr Martin Junge, Kurt Cardinal Koch
3 Nov
Remaining differences need to be addressed with a view to unity
The Salvadoran cross, commissioned by artist Christian Chavarria Ayala for the joint commemoration, was carried in the procession at the beginning of the service. The cross depicts the triune God´s creative, reconciling and sanctifying work. Photo: LWF/M. Renaux
2 Nov
Common Prayer in Lund Cathedral in photos
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2 Nov
Prayer service in Lund Cathedral moves Catholics and Lutherans toward greater cooperation
Five candles were lit by children to symbolize five joint commitments to grow in communion. Credit: Magnus Aronson/Ikon
1 Nov
Lutherans and Catholics gather in Lund for joint service to overcome past divisions
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1 Nov
A commitment to move together in hope
Michel Roy from Caritas Internationalis, the arena host, and Maria Immonen from LWF's World Service at the signing of the declaration at Together in Hope. Photo: Mikael Ringlander/Church of Sweden
31 Oct
A new beginning for Lutheran and Catholic aid agencies
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31 Oct
LWF World Service and Caritas Internationalis sign Declaration of Intent for cooperation
Pope Francis and Antje Jackelén, Archbishop of Uppsala, offer each other the peace of Christ during the joint commemoration in Lund Cathedral. Photo: Church of Sweden/Mikael Ringlander
31 Oct
God’s gift of unity
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31 Oct
Pope Francis, LWF President Younan and General Secretary Junge inaugurate historic commemoration of the Reformation
Pope Francis talks to Pranita Biswasi and Rose Lokonyen, foreground, two presenters who offered testimonies at Together in Hope. Bishop Dr Munib Younan, LWF President, stands to the right. Photo: Mikael Ringlander/Ikon
31 Oct
Serving the neighbor together in hope
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31 Oct
LWF President Younan and Pope Francis call for joint witness in a fragmented world
Kurt Cardinal Koch (President of the Pontifical Council for Promoting Christian Unity), Bishop Munib Younan (President of the Lutheran World Federation), Pope Francis, Reverend Dr Martin Junge (General Secretary of the Lutheran World Federation) lead the joint commemoration in Lund Cathedral. Photo: Church of Sweden/Magnus Aronson
31 Oct
Press release: Rediscovering who we are in Christ
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31 Oct
Historic Joint Commemoration of the Reformation in Lund Cathedral
Bishop Johan Tyrberg (photo: Camilla Lindskog), Rev. Lena Sjöstrand, Father Johan Lindén. Photos: Maria Lundström
29 Oct
Lund Catholic and Lutheran church leaders anticipate historic commemoration of the Reformation
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29 Oct
Hope for renewed ecumenical initiatives
 LWF Vice-President for North America Bishop Susan Johnson:  There was a time when I would have thought such an event was impossible. Photo: LWF/P. Mumia
29 Oct
A beacon of hope to the world today
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29 Oct
Canadian National Bishop Johnson says Joint Commemoration affirms ecumenical and diaconal calling
Lund mayor Lennart Prytz and Church of Sweden pastor Carl-Gustav Andrén look forward to Monday's joint commemoration. Photos: Maria Lundström
29 Oct
Making history again in a city of students and of ideas
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29 Oct
Former Vice-Chancellor of Lund University Andrén and Lund Mayor Prytz share their excitement about the Joint Commemoration
LWF climate justice advocate Sunemia Pranita Biswasi looks forward to witnessing an important step for Lutherans and Catholics. Photo: LWF/Ryan Rodrick Beiler
28 Oct
Indian climate justice activist to speak at Joint Catholic-Lutheran Commemoration in Sweden
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28 Oct
Pranita Biswasi seeks solidarity across generations for the sake of the planet
LWF Vice-President Bishop Dr Alex G. Malasusa believes the Joint Commemoration in Sweden will strengthen joint diaconal work by Catholics and Lutherans in Tanzania and the rest of Africa. Photo: LWF/S. Gallay
28 Oct
A moment to reduce suspicion and strengthen common work
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28 Oct
Africa Vice-President Bishop Alex Malasusa says Catholic-Lutheran Commemoration is a moment to experience God’s grace
The Lutheran World Federation and the Roman Catholic churches will make a new commitment to jointly respond to human need around the world.
27 Oct
Joint press release: “Concrete action by Lutherans and Catholics in service of the world’s poor”
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27 Oct
Joint Lutheran-Catholic Commemoration in Sweden to highlight aid cooperation
Young women in a Peace Oasis computer workshop. Photo: LWF/ M. de la Guardia
26 Oct
Skills for a peaceful future
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26 Oct
LWF Peace Oasis in Za’atari refugee camp offers hope for young refugees from Syria
 LWF Vice-President Dr Gloria Rojas Vargas says 31 October is marked as a national holiday in Chile, dedicated to Evangelical and Protestant Churches. Photo: LWF
26 Oct
Responding to Jesus’ prayer that ‘all may be one’
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26 Oct
Chilean theologian Rojas says joint Reformation commemoration resonates with local initiatives
LWF Vice-President Bishop Frank Otfried July says the joint commemoration will send a visible sign of unity. Photo: LWF/S. Gallay
25 Oct
A visible sign of unity
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25 Oct
LWF Vice-President July on the Joint Commemoration of the Reformation
Detail of the cross created for the Reformation commemoration by artist Christian Chavarría Ayala. Photo: LWF
25 Oct
The Salvadoran Cross
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25 Oct
Depicting the Triune God’s creative, reconciling and sanctifying work
LWF Vice-President Bishop Dr Tamás Fabiny hopes intercommunion would still come true during the lifetime of his generation. Photo: LWF/M. Renaux
21 Oct
A common testimony in a divided world
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21 Oct
LWF Vice-President Fabiny prays intercommunion will still come true
Anders Arborelius, Bishop of the Catholic Diocese of Stockholm (left) and Antje Jackelén, Archbishop of the Church of Sweden (Lutheran). Photos: Catholic Diocese of Stockholm / LWF/H. Putsman
18 Oct
An important ecumenical sign
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18 Oct
Swedish Catholic Bishop Arborelius and Lutheran Archbishop Jackelén say joint commemoration strengthens hope
During a visit to the LWF, German Bishops Dr Karl-Hinrich Manzke (Lutheran) and Dr Gerhard Feige (Catholic) expressed great appreciation for the growing relationships between Lutherans and Catholics globally and locally. Photo: LWF/S. Gallay
14 Oct
Growing mutual trust between Catholics and Lutherans
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14 Oct
German bishops say strong ecumenical and joint diaconal efforts underpin relations
More tickets have been released for the Malmö Arena event, Together in Hope. Photo: News Øresund, Malmö, Sweden (CC-BY)
12 Oct
More tickets released for Joint Catholic-Lutheran Commemoration in Malmö Arena, Sweden
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12 Oct
Guests from around the world to speak at event
LWF General Secretary Junge and PCPCU President Koch. Photo: LWF/S. Gallay
11 Oct
Together in hope
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11 Oct
Joint article by LWF General Secretary Junge and PCPCU President Koch
Rose Nathike Lokonyen in the chapel of the Ecumenical Center, where the LWF is based. Lokonyen will be one of the speakers at Malmö arena. Photo: LWF/M. Renaux
30 Sep
Rose Nathike Lokonyen to speak at Malmö arena
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30 Sep
Refugee athlete to give testimony at Ecumenical Commemoration
Christian Chavarria Ayala in his workshop. Photo: Juan Arrieta 
6 Sep
A symbol of life and hope 
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6 Sep
A cross from El Salvador for the Joint Ecumenical Commemoration  
Malmö Arena will be the site of the Joint Ecumenical Commemoration on 31 October in Lund, Sweden. Photo: Creative Commons
6 Sep
Together in Hope in Malmö Arena
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6 Sep
Tickets available for the Joint Ecumenical Commemoration
Lund Cathedral common prayer service will be based on recently published Catholic-Lutheran “Common Prayer” liturgical guide. Photo: Church of Sweden
1 Jun
Joint Ecumenical Commemoration to be held in Lund Cathedral and Malmö Arena
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1 Jun
Joint commemoration: liturgy in Lund Cathedral and public event in Malmö Arena open to wider participation