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LWF Communion Office staff says "Bring Back Our Girls!" Photo: LWF/C. Kästner
13 May
LWF Communion Joins in Prayer for Abducted School Girls
Member Churches, Communion
13 May
Special Prayers and Fasting in Nigerian Congregations
Photo: LWF/ C. Kästner
12 May
Scheduled Accompaniment Visit of the LWF with the Church of Sweden
LWF Council, Communion, Communion Office, Member Churches, Family, Marriage & Sexuality
12 May
“Uphold a common future”
ELCT bishops at the church’s 50th anniversary celebrations in 2013. Photo: LWF/H. Martinussen
7 May
No Place for Violence
Violence, Member Churches
7 May
LWF Expresses Solidarity With Church and Victim of Explosion in Tanzania
Ethiopian landscape. Photo: LWF/M. Egli
6 May
LWF Pays Scheduled Accompaniment Visit to EECMY
Communion, Member Churches, Communion Office, LWF Council, Family, Marriage & Sexuality
6 May
“Expression of the Vitality of Communion Relationships in the LWF”
The Lutheran Church in Chile has ordained its first woman as a minister. Photo: Leonardo Pérez
28 Apr
Lutheran Church in Chile Ordains First Woman Pastor
Member Churches, Ordained Ministry, Women
28 Apr
All LWF Member Churches in Region Now Welcoming Women as Ministers
Rev. Gloria Rojas, Rev. Patricia Cuyatti and Bishop Eduardo Martínez. Photo: Adriana Castañeda
17 Apr
God’s Transformative Action in Theological Education
Leadership, Member Churches, Event
17 Apr
Churches witnessing their faith in society
Guatemalan Lutheran church leader Rev. José Pilar Álvarez Cabrera (middle), Mr Omar Jéronimo (left) and Ms Claudia Samayoa Pineda, during the visit to Geneva. Photo: LWF/M. Haas
11 Apr
A Call for Solidarity with Human Rights Defenders in Guatemala
Member Churches
11 Apr
Lutheran Church Leader Rev. José Pilar Álvarez Speaks on the Struggle to Protect People and Natural Resources
Bishops Malasusa and Kameeta and Ms Colleen Cunningham at the Marangu meeting. Photo: ELCT/Elizabeth Lobulu
10 Apr
LWF Member Churches in Africa Look Forward to the 2015 Marangu Jubilee Celebrations
Leadership, Member Churches, LWF Vice-President
10 Apr
Marangu conference is key to unity, dignity and integrity
A section of the Separation Wall snakes through the area of Abu Dis outside of East Jerusalem. Photo: LWF/DWS Jerusalem/Margit Christenson
7 Apr
Israel-Palestine Peace Agreement Would Be a Sign of Hope to the World
Member Churches, Peace, LWF President
7 Apr
Lutheran Bishops Join US and Jerusalem Church Leaders Commending Secretary Kerry’s Peace Efforts
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
Lutheran-Roman Catholic dialogue, From Conflict to Communion, Roman Catholic, vatican, Lutheranism, Ecumenical, Reformation 2017, Reformation Day, Member Churches, Reformation 500
7 Apr
“From Conflict To Communion” Is Being Put into Practice
Rev. Philip Lok, former bishop of the Lutheran Church in Malaysia, at the Lutheran Churches in Asia meeting in Petaling Jaya. Photo: William Chang/LWF
3 Apr
Malaysia: Being Instruments of Peace and Service
Interfaith, Member Churches
3 Apr
Interview with Rev. Philip Lok of the Lutheran Church in Malaysia
LWF church leaders #fastfortheclimate at the Partnership Consultation of the Evangelical Lutheran Church of Finland. Photo: LWF
1 Apr
Church Leaders Join in Fast for the Climate
Member Churches, Climate Change, Fast for the Climate, Justice
1 Apr
“Promote an Economy That Places Life First”
The working group on the Self-Understanding of the Lutheran Communion at its initial meeting. Photo: LWF/C.Kästner
28 Mar
Self-Understanding of the Lutheran Communion
Communion, Self-Understanding of Communion, Member Churches, Lutheranism
28 Mar
Working Group Meets In Bossey, Switzerland
Eucharistic service at the LWF Eleventh Assembly 2010 in Stuttgart, Germany. Photo: LWF/J. Latva-Hakuni
25 Mar
LWF Communion Is Growing
Member Churches, Communion
25 Mar
Survey Shows 72 Million Members
Rev. Dr Wakseyoum Idosa Negeri, president of EECMY, in discussion at the Gender Justice Policy workshop in Ethiopia, Feb. 2014. Photo: LWF/Elaine Neuenfeldt
25 Mar
Implementing Gender Justice Policy in Africa
Gender Justice, Member Churches, Communion
25 Mar
Workshop Discusses Action Plans for the Church
Consultation participants from Germany and Tanzania after the consultations. Photos: ELCB
24 Mar
German and Tanzanian Member Churches Consulting Together
Member Churches, Climate Change
24 Mar
“Unifying Force of Jesus Christ”
Being an agent of peace: Church service in celebration of the 100 years anniversary of The Lutheran Church of Christ in Nigeria (LCCN). Photo: Felix Samari LCCN/LWF
24 Mar
Freedom of Religion: Liberated From the “Embrace of Power”
Member Churches, Minorities and Indigenous People, Peace, Interfaith, Muslim, United Nations
24 Mar
LWF Reflects on the Report by the Special Rapporteur to the UN Human Rights Council
LWF General Secretary Rev. Martin Junge (right) with the Bishop of Brunswick Prof. Dr. Friedrich Weber (center), Jan Waclawek (left), Bishop of the Silesian Evangelical Church of the Augsburg Confession in the Czech Republic, and other guests during the walk through the city of Goslar. Photo: DNK/LWF. Hübner
21 Mar
LWF General Secretary Martin Junge Attends Reformation Event in Goslar, Germany
Member Churches, LWF General Secretary, Luthergarden
21 Mar
Joint Commitment for Peace and Understanding
Kazakhstan Lutheran Bishop Yuri Novgorodov (left) and Rev. Gennadij Khonin, leader of the ELCRK Almaty congregation, during a visit to the LWF Communion Office in Geneva. Photo: LWF/S. Gallay
7 Mar
Strengthening the Unity of Lutherans in Kazakhstan
Member Churches, Bishop, Interreligious Dialogue
7 Mar
Bishop Novgorodov Reflects on Reaching Out to Remote Congregations in a Multi-Faith Context
Ebise Dibisa Ayana at the LWF global consultation on theological education and formation in Wittenberg, Germany 2012. Photo: LWF/Anli Serfontein
7 Mar
Strong Leaders In The Church
Member Churches, Justice, Women
7 Mar
African Woman Theologian on Mentoring and Networking
7 Mar
Namibia: Bishop Veikko Munyika Consecrated
Bishop, Member Churches
7 Mar
“Ministry of oversight and unity”
Council 2013 evening prayer © LWF/M. Haas
4 Mar
The LWF Pays Scheduled Accompaniment Visit to the ELCA
LWF Council, Communion, Communion Office, Member Churches, Family, Marriage & Sexuality
4 Mar
Unity in Christ Is a “Precious Gift”
LCCN Archbishop Dr Nemuel A. Babba. Photo: Felix Samari LCCN/LWF
27 Feb
Nigeria: People of Faith Affirming the Sanctity of Life amid Challenges
Member Churches, Peace
27 Feb
Interview with Lutheran Archbishop Nemuel Babba
Displaced Karo land inhabitants at the Kabanjahe evacuation center in North Sumatra. Photo: HKBP/Fernando Sihotang
26 Feb
Indonesia: Prayers and Aid for Victims of Volcano Eruption
Member Churches
26 Feb
Lutheran Churches Assist Mt Sinabung Evacuees
The German Lutheran Evangelical Church of St. Catherine in Kiev whose members are caring for those injured in the protests at Independence, or Maidan, Square. Photo: Igor Shemigon/GELCU
20 Feb
Ukrainian Bishop calls for an end to the violence
Bishop, Member Churches, Peace
20 Feb
Lutheran congregation attends to the injured in Kiev
Ndapanda Mentte Shandingi shows a Nampost debit card. Photo: LWF/M. Hyden
7 Feb
Relief Support Still Needed Despite Rains in Namibia
Member Churches, Namibia Drought, Cash Response, Food Security
7 Feb
Lutheran Churches Seek Additional Assistance for Vulnerable Households
HKI Bishop Langsung M. Sitorus meets with Pandumaan villagers in North Sumatra. Photo: HKPB/Fernando Sihotang
31 Jan
A Commercial Forest versus Traditional Livelihoods in Indonesia
Minorities and Indigenous People, Economic justice, Member Churches
31 Jan
Lutheran Churches Support Villagers’ Struggle to Protect Rain Forests
Rev. Martin Junge presents a cross from Central America to the Most Rev. Andres Poder, archbishop of EELC. Photo: Tiit Kuusemaa
28 Jan
Strengthening Lutheran Identity in Estonia
Refugees, Europe, Member Churches, LWF General Secretary
28 Jan
Encouragement in Secular Society