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The Piazza Martin Lutero constitutes an ecumenical witness in the daily life of residents and visitors to Rome, says Lutheran pastor Rev. Jens-Martin Kruse (right), who witnessed the inauguration of the public square with hundreds of parish members including Rev. Per Edler (left) of the Swedish-speaking congregation. Photo: Silke Kruse
24 Sep
Piazza Martin Lutero in Rome, a reminder to care for the poor
ecumenical relations, Martin Luther, Reformation 2017, Reformation 500
24 Sep
An important ecumenical witness for Christians
LWF Vice-President for Asia, Eun-hae Kwon (left), with LWF Council member, Anna-Maria Klassen, praised young Lutherans for their efforts to address challenges faced by Christians globally. Photo: Johanan Celine Valeriano
7 Sep
Young reformers present innovative projects at global gathering
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7 Sep
LWF Vice President Kwon: Youth bring new inspiration and creativity to the church.
2015 Reformtion Sunday liturgy
15 Jul
Liturgy for Reformation Sunday 2015
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15 Jul
The order of worship for the 2015 Reformation Sunday period is now available.
The steering group of the Global Young Reformers Network in Wittenberg. Photo: LWF/F. Hübner
2 Jul
Young Reformers to meet in Wittenberg
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2 Jul
“Freed by God’s Love to Change the World”
Bishop Emeritus Donald McCoid. Photo: ELCA
21 May
Increasing mutual understanding between US Lutherans and Catholics
From Conflict to Communion, Roman Catholic, Ecumenical, PCPCU, Reformation 2017, Lutheranism, Lutheran-Roman Catholic dialogue, vatican, Member Churches, Reformation 500
21 May
From Conflict to Communion study guide helps movement toward unity
Lutheran-Orthodox Joint Commission co-chairperson Bishop emeritus Dr Christoph Klein (left) and Rev. Dr Kaisamari Hintikka, LWF Assistant General Secretary for Ecumenical Relations, at the Rhodes meeting. Photo: Koufos Images
7 May
Lutheran-Orthodox Commission to celebrate Reformation anniversary
Orthodox Lutheran relations, Reformation 2017, Reformation 500
7 May
Preparations towards final statement on ordained ministry/priesthood
LWF General Secretary Rev. Martin Junge. Photo: Andrew Wilson
23 Apr
50 Years of Shaping LWF’s Ecumenical Vision
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23 Apr
Junge: ‘Many Good Reasons to Celebrate’ Support from Strasbourg Institute
Students from the kindergarten of the Evangelical Lutheran School in Beit Sahour take a break from learning their Arabic alphabet to pose for a photo. Photo: ELCJHL
20 Mar
Christian Love and Dialogue Can Influence Middle East Crisis
Middle East, Interfaith, Reformation 2017, Reformation 500
20 Mar
LWF President Younan’s Public Lecture in Beirut
Prof. H. Augustine Suzuki (second left) lights a candle at St Mary’s Cathedral in Tokyo, where Anglicans, Catholics and Lutherans held the first joint worship service. Photo: JELC
19 Mar
A Growing Spirit of Ecumenism in Japan
From Conflict to Communion, Reformation 2017, Reformation 500
19 Mar
Interview with Lutheran Theologian Prof. Augustine Suzuki
Bishop emeritus Dr Zephania Kameeta, ELCRN, at the symposium. Photo: LWF/H. Martinussen
19 Mar
Namibia Welcomes Global Lutheran Communion
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19 Mar
Hundreds Attend Public Symposium on LWF Assembly
Photo: Szilard Szabo
4 Feb
A Reformation Anniversary Platform for LWF Member Churches
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4 Feb
“Connect, Contribute, Participate”
Lutheran pastor Rev.  Pedro Bullón (left) and  Catholic priest Fr. Marco Agüero Vidal (right) preside at the joint First Communion in Pamplona Alta, Lima, December 2014. Photo: LWF/Sean Hawkey
20 Jan
Joy in a Joint First Communion for Lutherans and Catholics in Peru
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20 Jan
Lima Pastor and Priest Describe a Journey of ‘Grassroots Ecumenism’
Rev. Martin Junge (left) and Cardinal Koch. Photo: LWF/S. Gallay
15 Jan
Lutherans and Catholics Plan Joint Ecumenical Commemoration in 2016
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15 Jan
Joint LWF-PCPCU Press Release
Reformation Day in Peru: 15th JDDJ anniversary and dialogue on “From Conflict to Communion.” Photo: ILEP
4 Nov
Peru: Ecumenical Impulse to Dialogue in a Fragmented Society
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4 Nov
"From Conflict to Communion" Can Assist Healing Process...
ELCI Dean Heiner A. Bludau speaks at the LWF European regions’ conference. Photo: Gerhard Frey-Reininghaus
31 Oct
European Lutherans Express Solidarity with Italian Church for ‘Welcoming the Stranger’
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31 Oct
Message from LWF Regional Church Conference
Participants at the panel discussion on the 2017 Reformation anniversary. Photo: Gerhard Frey-Reininghaus
31 Oct
Jubilee of Lutheran – Catholic Dialogue Is a Time to Express Hope
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31 Oct
PCPCU President Cardinal Koch Speaks at LWF European Church Leaders’ Conference
Photo: LWF/E. Neuenfeldt
23 Oct
Connect, Participate and Contribute to the Lutheran Reformation
Reformation 2017, Reformation 500
23 Oct
LWF General Secretary Invites Churches to 2015-2017 Process
Members of the Lutheran-Roman Catholic Commission on Unity. Photo: PCPCU/LWF-DTPW
31 Jul
Lutheran-Roman Catholic Dialogue on Baptism and Unity Continues
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31 Jul
Joint Commission Meets in Italy
Mami Brunah Aro Sandaniaina of the Malagasy Lutheran Church asks the Council how their churches engage young people who have taken part in LWF youth programs. Photo: LWF/M. Renaux
27 Jun
Across Generations without Fear or Different Status
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27 Jun
Council Looks at Youth Participation in the LWF Communion
Lutheran-Roman Catholic Commission on Unity meeting from 12–19 July in Paderborn, Germany. © pdp - Erzbistum Paderborn
7 Apr
Joint Catholic-Lutheran Study Document Recommended to Member Churches
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7 Apr
“From Conflict To Communion” Is Being Put into Practice
PCPCU President Kurt Cardinal Koch reflects on “From Conflict to Communion.” © LWF/S. Gallay
17 Jun
Joint Lutheran-Catholic Publication on Reformation Launched
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17 Jun
Cardinal Koch: Keynote Address to LWF Council
Members of the Lutheran - Roman Catholic Commission on Unity at their July 2011 meeting in Helsinki, Finland. © ELCF/Aarne Ormio
8 May
Lutherans and Roman Catholics Jointly Tell the Reformation Story
Lutheran-Roman Catholic dialogue, From Conflict to Communion, Roman Catholic, vatican, Lutheranism, Ecumenical, Reformation 2017, Reformation Day, Reformation 500
8 May
Dialogue Commission to Publish "From Conflict to Communion"...
Lutheran-Roman Catholic Commission on Unity meeting from 12–19 July in Paderborn, Germany. © pdp - Erzbistum Paderborn
20 Jul
From Conflict to Communion
Lutheran-Roman Catholic dialogue, From Conflict to Communion, Roman Catholic, vatican, Lutheranism, Ecumenical, Reformation 2017, Reformation Day, PCPCU, Member Churches, Reformation 500
20 Jul
Lutheran-Roman Catholic Commission Urges Celebration of Fruits of Dialogue in 2017