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In visiting congregations with youth ministries, Reuben Mete often ventures off the beaten paths. Photo: LWF/ M. Renaux
15 Aug
Papua New Guinea: Mainstreaming Youth Leadership
Youth Participation, Member Churches
15 Aug
Interview with Reuben Mete, the first National Youth Director
Tree plantation in the Matimba parish of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Rwanda. Photo: LWF/J. Brummer
6 Aug
Rwanda Lutheran Church Project Builds Schools, Resource Centers with Local Resources
Member Churches, Education, Microcredit, Women, Youth
6 Aug
DMD Supported Project Provides Training in Income-Generating Saving and Credit Schemes
Following Typhoon Haiyan, Ms Nevita Romero Montermoso, 67, lived in the make-shift shelter on the left for nine months before moving to her new NCCP house in mid-July. Photo: LWF/NCCP
5 Aug
Typhoon Haiyan: Building Back Better and Resilient Communities
Member Churches, Typhoon Haiyan
5 Aug
LWF Assistance Provides Shelter and Livelihoods for Vulnerable Families
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
Members of the Lutheran-Roman Catholic Commission on Unity. Photo: PCPCU/LWF-DTPW
31 Jul
Lutheran-Roman Catholic Dialogue on Baptism and Unity Continues
Roman Catholic, Lutheran-Roman Catholic dialogue, PCPCU, From Conflict to Communion, vatican, Lutheranism, Member Churches, Reformation 2017, Reformation 500
31 Jul
Joint Commission Meets in Italy
Rally in Wisconsin against deportation of children, July 2014. Photo: Light Brigading (via Flickr, CC-BY-NC)
31 Jul
Mass Deportation of Migrant Children to Central America
Children, Migrants, Member Churches
31 Jul
LWF Member Churches Criticize Action by the U.S. Administration
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
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
LWF President Bishop Munib A. Younan (right) attending the prayer for peace in the Middle East at the Vatican. Photo: Osservatore Romano
17 Jul
“We need a miracle. We need peace”
Member Churches, Middle East, Peace, LWF President, Pope
17 Jul
LWF President Bishop Munib A. Younan Reflects on Prayer for Peace in the Middle East
Mr Harmut Diehl speaks at the meeting with LWF staff at the Geneva Communion Office. Photo: LWF/P. Mumia
17 Jul
LWF and Namibian Lutheran Churches Drought Intervention Made a Huge Difference
Member Churches, Namibia Drought, Cash Response
17 Jul
Program Coordinator Diehl Talks of Learning Opportunities
Children’s Climate Day 2011 organized by the Evangelical Church in Central Germany. Photo: LWF
2 Jul
LWF Second Virtual Conference on Diakonia to Link Participants on September 18
Diakonia, Second Virtual Conference on Diakonia, Member Churches
2 Jul
Called to be Transformed and Transforming, Diakonia in Context
ELCG Secretary Samuel Jerry Goolsarran plants a tree at the Luther Garden in Wittenberg, Germany, on 10 June. Photo: LWF Center in Wittenberg/Annette Glaubig
27 Jun
Guyanese Church Secretary Goolsarran Reflects on the Reformation, Challenges Facing the ELCG
Luthergarden, Member Churches
27 Jun
Planting Trees as a Living Memorial to the Beginning of the Reformation
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
Youth Participation, Member Churches, Council 2014, LWF Council, Reformation 2017, Reformation 500
27 Jun
Council Looks at Youth Participation in the LWF Communion
Council members vote on LWF decisions. Photo: LWF/M. Renaux
19 Jun
LWF Council Actions
Council 2014, LWF Council, Member Churches, Syria Crisis, Staff, Assembly 2017
19 Jun
Changes in Departments, Welcome to New Member Churches
Dr Minna Hietamaki presents the First Report of the Working Group on the Self-Understanding of the Lutheran Communion to Council 2014. Photo: LWF/M. Renaux
18 Jun
Mutual Accountability for the Gift of Communion in the LWF
Council 2014, Member Churches, Communion, Self-Understanding of Communion
18 Jun
Council Receives Study Outline on Self-Understanding of the Lutheran Communion
Anastasiya Piddubska of Odessa, Ukraine, reports on the situation in her country during Council 2014. LWF/M. Renaux
17 Jun
LWF Council Issues Public Statement on the Ukraine
Member Churches, Violence
17 Jun
Praying Against Hate in a Divided Country
Mikka McCracken presents the report of the Committee for Advocacy and Public Voice at Council 2014. Photo: LWF/M. Renaux
17 Jun
LWF Council 2014 Adopts Public Statements
LWF Council, Council 2014, Climate Justice, Fast for the Climate, Violence, Refugees, United Nations, Member Churches
17 Jun
Interreligious Dialogue, Peace and Justice
Part of the communion: Bishop Langsung M Sitorus (center) with Bishop Dr Frank O. July, LWF President Bishop Dr Munib A. Younan, LWF General Secretary Rev. Martin Junge and Bishop Dr Tamás Fabiny. Photo: LWF/ C. Kästner
17 Jun
Interview with Chair of LWF National Committee in Indonesia
Council 2014, Bishop, Member Churches, Lutheranism, National Committee, Communion
17 Jun
“The Council Meeting Has Empowered Us”
Human rights advocate Kamala Chandrakirana speaking on rights for women, ethnic and religious minorities at the Council 2014 interfaith keynote panel. Photo: LWF/M. Renaux
14 Jun
Keynote Panel Addresses Interfaith Relations in Indonesia
LWF Council, Council 2014, Muslim, Violence, Member Churches
14 Jun
“Crucial Role” of Religious Groups in Society
Rev. Lusamarina Campos leads an interreligious service in May in the Maracana arena in the lead-up to the 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil. Photo: Vitor Jorge
13 Jun
Brazilian Lutherans Offering Pastoral Support during World Cup
Interfaith, Member Churches
13 Jun
Program of Worship Services for Visitors
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”
30 May
“Fast for the Climate” to Launch International Campaign
Member Churches, Interfaith, Climate Change, Fast for the Climate
30 May
Press Conference in Paris in Front of French Parliament Building
(l. to r.) Lutheran Bishop Jenny Chan, Catholic Cardinal John Tong, Methodist President Rev Tin-yau Yuen present the common Chinese JDDJ translation. Photo: Francis Wong
28 May
Hong Kong: Ecumenical Translation of the Joint Declaration on the Doctrine of Justification
Member Churches, JDDJ
28 May
“Show that Unity Exists”
Rev. Michael Martin shares a tin of sweets with a Syrian family at the Za’atri refugee camp. Photo: LWF Jordan/E. Gano
23 May
LWF Intervention in Jordan Engages Syrian Refugees in Peace Building
Refugees, Member Churches, Syria Crisis, Peace, Middle East, Displaced Persons
23 May
Interview with Bavarian Delegation Visiting Za’atri Camp and Al Mafraq Communities
Council member Elijah Zina (second from right) discusses topics for the COP 20 meeting in Paris with a group of Youth delegates. Photo: Moses Aboka/ALCINET
23 May
Keeping Hope Alive for Africa’s Poor
Member Churches, Leadership, Climate Change, Poverty
23 May
Land Insecurity and Climate Change Linked to Poverty
Internally displaced mother Naomie Komessé, inside St Timothy Lutheran Church in CAR’s capital, Bangui. Photo: LWF/P. Mumia
23 May
Finding Refuge in Central African Lutheran Church
Member Churches, CAR Crisis, Displaced Persons, Humanitarian Response
23 May
LWF Member Church Needs More Assistance for Civilians Caught in CAR Crisis
Bishop Serge Maschewski with members of the congregation in Simferopol. Photo: GELCU/Jevgenija Donetzkaja
22 May
Lutherans in Crimea to Decide their Church Affiliation
Member Churches, Bishop
22 May
Ukrainian Church Offers Continued Supervision
Rev. Dr Gloria Rojas Vargas during the 2013 LWF Council meeting. Photo: LWF/S. Gallay
22 May
Chile: LWF Vice-President Rojas Appointed Chaplain to Presidential Palace
Women's Leadership, LWF Vice-President, Women in Ordained Ministry, Member Churches, LWF President
22 May
Creative Witness of the Church
Bishop Melvin Jimenez makes a comment during the 2013 LWF Council meeting. Photo: LWF/S. Gallay
22 May
Costa Rican Bishop Joins Government
Member Churches, Bishop
22 May
A Moment of Kairos
Participants at the 18-23 May 2014 LUCA meeting in Accra, Ghana. Photo: LUCA
21 May
African Lutheran Churches Condemn Widespread Violence by Armed Groups in the Region
Member Churches, Violence, Interfaith
21 May
Faith Leaders Urged to Engage Communities in Dialogue for Peace