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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
Bishop Guðmundsdóttir (third from right) and other participants of the European WICAS conference in Meissen. Photo: LWF/E. Neuenfeldt
19 May
Women are Reforming the Church
Women's Leadership, Bishop, Ordained Ministry, Member Churches, Leadership, Women in Ordained Ministry
19 May
Iceland’s Bishop Guðmundsdóttir Reflects on her Leadership Journey
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