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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
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