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(l. to r.) LWF President Bishop Dr. Munib Younan and LWF Vice-President  for Africa Bishop Dr Alex G. Malasusa at the dedication of the Bethany-beyond-the-Jordan Evangelical Lutheran Church. Photo: ELCJHL
16 Jan
New Lutheran Church in Jordan “Emblematic of Freedom of Religion”
Member Churches, LWF President, LWF Vice-President, Middle East
16 Jan
LWF President Munib Younan Dedicates Church at Baptismal Site in Interreligious Celebration
Polish delegates sharing women's stories from their church. Photo: LWF/C. Rendon
20 Dec
Women Doing Theology in Central Eastern Europe
Member Churches
20 Dec
LWF WICAS Meeting Affirms Past and Present Contribution of Women in the Church
Commemoration in Soweto, South Africa. Photo: LWF/I. Benesch
16 Dec
Remembering Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela (1918-2013)
LWF Assembly, LWF Council, Member Churches, Peace, Justice
16 Dec
LWF’s Accompaniment in a Journey towards Justice, Peace and Reconciliation
Bolivian Lutheran church leader Rev. Emilio Aslla. Photo: LWF/S. Gallay
10 Dec
A Lutheran Church in Bolivia’s Highlands
Member Churches, Minorities and Indigenous People
10 Dec
We Have Great Hope, Says Church Leader Aslla
Maria Sol and her family narrowly survived Typhoon Haiyan. Photo: NCCP/ACT
21 Nov
Philippines: “The Tree of Life”
Member Churches, Typhoon Haiyan
21 Nov
Typhoon Haiyan - A Survivor’s Account
Republic of Slovenia President Borut Pahor awards Bishop Erniša the Silver Order of Merit. Photo: Stanko Gruden/STA
15 Nov
Raising the Lutheran Profile in Slovenia
Member Churches, Communion
15 Nov
Bishop Erniša Awarded State Medal of Merit for Advocating Tolerance
Churches are responding to the devastation following the 11 November typhoon in the Philippines. Photo: REUTERS/Zander Casas courtesy of Thomson Reuters Foundation
11 Nov
Philippines: Pastors Initiate First Response to Typhoon Destruction as LWF Assures Support
Member Churches, Typhoon Haiyan
11 Nov
Lutheran Church Leader Says Homes and Church Buildings “Are Totally Destroyed”
A group discussion at the European region church leaders’ consultation. Photo: Johan Ehrning
17 Oct
Called to Accompany One Another
Member Churches, Resolutions/Conference Outcome, Migrants, Refugees
17 Oct
European Churches Aim to be a Voice of Hope
Bishop Dr Antje Jackelén. Photo: LWF/S. Gallay
16 Oct
Church of Sweden Elects New Archbishop
Member Churches, Women, Bishop, LWF General Secretary
16 Oct
LWF Congratulates Archbishop-Elect Antje Jackelen
Rev. Narciso Weiss, IERP pastor in General Ramírez community, led the Reformation Day campaign. Photo: IERP
14 Oct
Strengthening a Prophetic Voice in Argentina
Member Churches, Reformation Day
14 Oct
River Plate Church President Welcomes Reformation Day Recognition at Provincial Level
Rev. Martin Junge and Rev. Dr Elieshi Mungure attending the anniversary celebrations. © Felix Samari LCCN/LWF
11 Oct
Caring Hands
Member Churches, LWF General Secretary
11 Oct
Nigerian Lutheran Church Celebrates 100th Anniversary
Drought relief worker and Onangholo residents, northwestern Namibia. Photo: LWF/UCC Hartmut Diehl
8 Oct
Cash Payout Helps Households Prioritize Needs in Namibia
Member Churches, Namibia Drought, Cash Response, LWF General Secretary
8 Oct
Food, Water and School Uniforms for Drought-Affected Families in Amperbo
ILFE youth members Freidys Velazquez (right) and Alejandra López. Photo: ILFE/Chelcea Macek
4 Oct
Care for Natural Resources and Community Livelihoods in Nicaragua
Member Churches
4 Oct
Lutheran Church “Green Project” Improves Food Security and Economic Opportunities for Rural Families
LWF delegation with Namibian Prime Minister and church leaders © LWF/Klaus Rieth
2 Oct
It Takes Courage to Work for Unity
Member Churches, Namibia Drought, Assembly 2017, LWF General Secretary
2 Oct
African Region Affirms Commitment to Host 2017 LWF Assembly in Namibia
Rev. Martin Junge, Presiding Bishop Dr Alex G. Malasusa and Bishop Dr Frank O. July visit a parishioner in southern Namibia. Photo: LWF/Klaus Rieth
27 Sep
General Secretary Junge Affirms Lutheran Communion Solidarity with Drought Affected Namibians
Member Churches, LWF General Secretary, Namibia Drought, Cash Response
27 Sep
Visiting LWF Delegation Assesses Impact of Prolonged Dry Spell on Rural Communities
LWF Delegation presenting donation to drought relief. © The Namibian
25 Sep
Cash Relief to Drought-affected Namibians
Member Churches, Namibia Drought, Cash Response
25 Sep
LWF Member Churches Working Together to Alleviate Suffering ...
© Stephen Gibson
23 Sep
Do Not Be Overcome by Evil
Member Churches, Violence
23 Sep
LWF Urges Unity Following Nairobi Attack
LWF North America Regional Consultation 2013. Photo: ELCA
18 Sep
Strengthening Churches’ Response to the Suffering
Member Churches
18 Sep
500th Anniversary of Reformation to Focus on Present and Future
“The worst drought I have ever seen.” Tusnerde worries for her village. Photo: LWF/ Thomas Ekelund
17 Sep
Nothing to Harvest
Member Churches, Namibia Drought, Food Security
17 Sep
LWF and Namibian Churches Responding to Drought
Magdaline's family depends on her monthly pension for survival. Photo: LWF/Thomas Ekelund
27 Aug
FEATURE: Namibia on the Tipping Point
Member Churches, Namibia Drought, Livelihoods
27 Aug
LWF Response to Ease Burden on Pensioners and Livestock Owners
Makala’s family sells pawpaws to buy food after drought killed their millet crop. © LWF/M. Retief
19 Jul
FEATURE: In Namibia, It Hasn’t Been This Tough for Decades
Member Churches, Namibia Drought, Water
19 Jul
LWF Reaches Out to Rural Communities in Namibia’s Worst Drought
A field of dead millet crop in Omusati region, northern Namibia. © LWF/M. Retief
10 Jul
LWF Calls on Member Churches to Support Namibia and Angola Response to Drought
Member Churches, LWF General Secretary, Namibia Drought, Council 2013
10 Jul
Worst Drought in 30 Years: General Secretary Junge Underlines Urgency for Early Intervention
LWF member churches in Namibia will host the 2017 Assembly © LWF/M. Haas
17 Jun
LWF Assembly in 2017 in Namibia
Member Churches, LWF Assembly
17 Jun
Invitation not just from Namibia, but all of Africa
Lutheran-Roman Catholic Commission on Unity meeting from 12–19 July in Paderborn, Germany. © pdp - Erzbistum Paderborn
20 Jul
From Conflict to Communion
Lutheran-Roman Catholic dialogue, From Conflict to Communion, Roman Catholic, vatican, Lutheranism, Ecumenical, Reformation 2017, Reformation Day, PCPCU, Member Churches, Reformation 500
20 Jul
Lutheran-Roman Catholic Commission Urges Celebration of Fruits of Dialogue in 2017