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Malagasy Lutheran Church representatives: overseas mission coordinator Rakotondramiadana Holiharifetra, vice president Rev. Andrianjafy Octave Benil, and pastor Rev. Ravaka Ratovohery. Photo: LWF/P. Lok
14 May
African pastors serving Lutherans in Thailand
Member Churches, member relations, cross-regional relationships, south-south cooperation
14 May
Two Lutheran World Federation churches are breaking the traditional mission partnership mold.
LWF president Archbishop Dr Panti Filibus Musa with participants after the joint worship. Photo: LWF/ I. Htun
7 Feb
LWF president urges member churches to stand united in Myanmar
LWF President, LWF member churches, Member Churches, peace building, peacebuilding, President Myanmar 2018
7 Feb
On his visit to Myanmar, Archbishop Dr Panti Filibus Musa, president of the Lutheran World Federation, called upon the LWF member churches in Myanmar to stand united against the forces that seek to...
Meeting of migrants in Sarapiquí being assited with the necessary information on legal procedures for settling in the country and labor rights. Photo: ILCO
22 Nov
A pastoral ministry that empowers migrants
Diakonia, Migrants, rights-based empowerment, Citizenship, Women, Youth, ILCO, Member Churches, LWF member churches
22 Nov
Costa Rican church assists youth and women seeking work in Nicaragua
Freetown from above. Photo: David Hond.
21 Aug
LWF member church affected by mud slides in Sierra Leone
Member Churches
21 Aug
At least 330 dead after mudslide in Freetown
“The righteous shall live by faith” is the theme of the 150th anniversary celebrations of the Malagasy Lutheran Church, inaugurated at the Masombahoaka Lutheran parish in Fianaratsoa. Photo: MLC
19 Jun
150 years of a grassroots-based revival movement
Member Churches, Reformation 2017, Diakonia, Reformation 500
19 Jun
Malagasy Lutheran Church starts year-long jubilee and Reformation anniversary
Songs of praise during a worship service in Asia. Photo: LWF/C.Kästner
30 Aug
More than 74 million members in LWF’s 145 churches
Lutheran, LWF, Lutheran World Federation, Member Churches
30 Aug
Significant growth in the global South
Newly-appointed leaders of LWF member churches repesenting, Africa, Asia, Latin America and the Caribbean gather for induction meetings at the ‪#‎LWF‬ Communion Office in Geneva.   Photo:  LWF
24 Sep
Strengthening the vision and practice of transformative church leadership
Leadership, Member Churches
24 Sep
LWF induction program for new church leaders
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
The ELCJHL Synod looks over the revised constitution for its Ecclesiastical Court before it was put to a vote. Photo: D. Hudson/ELCJHL
6 Mar
Holy Land Lutherans Adopt Gender Justice in Ecclesiastical Court Constitution
Women, Member Churches
6 Mar
Bishop Younan: Women’s Contribution to a Historic Decision
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
Lutheran-Roman Catholic dialogue, From Conflict to Communion, Roman Catholic, vatican, Lutheranism, Ecumenical, Reformation 2017, Reformation Day, PCPCU, Member Churches, Reformation 500
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
Lutheran-Roman Catholic dialogue, From Conflict to Communion, Roman Catholic, vatican, Lutheranism, Ecumenical, Reformation 2017, Reformation Day, PCPCU, Member Churches, Reformation 500
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
Lutheran-Roman Catholic dialogue, From Conflict to Communion, Roman Catholic, vatican, Lutheranism, Ecumenical, Reformation 2017, Reformation Day, PCPCU, Member Churches, Reformation 500
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’
Member Churches, Europe Meeting 2014, Refugees, Migrants, National Committee, Reformation 2017, Reformation 500
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
PCPCU, From Conflict to Communion, LWF Vice-President, Europe Meeting 2014, Lutheran-Roman Catholic dialogue, Roman Catholic, vatican, Lutheranism, Ecumenical, Reformation 2017, Reformation Day, Member Churches, Reformation 500
31 Oct
PCPCU President Cardinal Koch Speaks at LWF European Church Leaders’ Conference
Participants in the LWF European Regions’ Conference in Rome, Italy. Photo: Gerhard Frey-Reininghaus
31 Oct
Impulses from New Media in European Lutheran Churches, But for Some, War Is a Reality
Member Churches, Europe Meeting 2014, LWF Vice-President, Lutheranism
31 Oct
LWF Vice-Presidents Reflect on Hopes and Challenges in Church and Society
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
Elfrieda Turnip and her daughter Joanna used the CUM loan to boost their motorcycle repair business. Photo: LWF/C. Kästner
10 Oct
Indonesia: Credit Union Makes Start-Ups a Success
Microcredit, Member Churches
10 Oct
Church Initiative Helps Small Businesses and Unites Farmers
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
Second LWF virtual conference on diakonia. Photo: LWF/H. Martinussen
19 Sep
LWF Virtual Conference on Diakonia’s Transformative Power
Member Churches, Second Virtual Conference on Diakonia, Peace, HIV/AIDS, Minorities and Indigenous People, Fast for the Climate, Education
19 Sep
Over 200 Participants Join Online Discussion
ILUGUA General Coordinator Rev. José Pilar Álvarez Cabrera. Photo: LWF/M. Haas
19 Sep
Guatemalan Lutheran Church’s Álvarez on the Importance of LWF Membership
Member Churches, Communion, Diakonia
19 Sep
Greater Visibility of Advocacy and Human Rights Work
EELCO Secretary General Mr Gilbert Ilunga Nkasa Talwa visited the LWF Communion Office in July 2014. Photo: LWF/S. Gallay
17 Sep
Moving Forward with Hope in the DRC
Member Churches, Leadership, Peace, Muslim, Communion
17 Sep
Interview with Lutheran Church Secretary General Nkasa Talwa
WICAS Asia 2014 meeting participants. Photo: LWF/Olivia Payung
29 Aug
WICAS Network Meeting in Asia Highlights Contribution of Women to Lutheran Reformation
Member Churches, Gender Justice Policy, Gender Justice, WICAS Asia 2014, Migrants
29 Aug
Women on the Move in Asia; When Gender Justice and Recognition Join Hands
Rev Au Sze Ngui at the 2014 WICAS Asia meeting. Photo: LWF/C. Rendón
29 Aug
Malaysia: A”Widening in the Understanding of Gender Roles”
Member Churches, Gender Justice, Gender Justice Policy, Theology, Lutheranism, WICAS Asia 2014
29 Aug
Interview with Rev. Au Sze Ngui on LWF Gender Justice Policy, WICAS ASIA Network Meeting
Participants at the LAC sustainability meeting. Photo: LWF LAC
26 Aug
LAC Meeting Focuses on Management and Leadership for Sustainable Churches
Member Churches
26 Aug
Sustainability Institute Trains Leaders, Helps Builds Networks
Jerusalem. Photo: LWF/D. Harris
21 Aug
LWF Council Adopts Statement on Conduct on Holy Sites
Council 2014, Member Churches, Minorities and Indigenous People, LWF President, United Nations
21 Aug
Calling for Respect of Spiritually Significant Places
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