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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
(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