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National Bishop Dr Jean Baïguelé, Evangelical Lutheran Church in Cameroon. Photo: LWF/Erick Adolph
23 Sep
Cameroon: Addressing gaps in theological education and leadership
Voices from the Communion, Communion Building, Communion Relations, LWF member churches
23 Sep
Voices from the Communion: Cameroon’s Bishop Dr Jean Baïguelé shares his vision of “theological education that matches church needs,” youth and women’s leadership, and how insecurity affects churches.
A group of participants during the June 2022 Peace Messengers training in Geneva. Photo: LWF/S. Sullivan
21 Sep
Lutheran youth continue to focus on peace in 2022
Youth, Communion Building, Peace, peace building, Interfaith
21 Sep
Youth in LWF’s member churches continue to lead the way by engaging in important conversations on peace in their churches and communities.
Vice-President Urmas Viilma during the June 2022 LWF Council meeting in Geneva. Photo: LWF/M. Renaux
9 Sep
Estonia: The church, a treasure for future generations
Voices from the Communion, Theology, Ecumenical, LWF member churches, Communion Building, LWF Vice-President, council
9 Sep
In this Voices from the Communion, LWF Vice President Archbishop Urmas Viilma reflects on his childhood in Soviet-occupied Estonia, his discovery of the Christian faith and his journey to become the...
During the UN climate conference COP26 in Glasgow, Scotland, people protested against the inaction of governments to mitigate the climate crisis. Photo: LWF/Albin Hillert
6 Sep
We need increased climate ambition, says German bishop
Season of Creation, Climate, Communion Building, LWF member churches, Climate Justice
6 Sep
The leading bishop of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Northern Germany, Kristina Kühnbaum-Schmidt, said churches in the global North must address the “uncomfortable questions” regarding climate...
Participants in the Lutheran confessional meeting at the WCC 11th Assembly in Karlsruhe, Germany. Photo: LWF/A. Danielsson
2 Sep
Full house when Lutherans gather at WCC Assembly
World Council of Churches, Assembly, Communion Building, Communion Relations, LWF member churches, church unity, Theology, Action for Justice, Gender, Youth
2 Sep
At the WCC 11th Assembly, LWF General Secretary Burghardt leads Lutherans from around the world in sharing their joys, concerns, and hopes, and reflecting on the assembly theme from a theological...
WCC central committee moderator Dr Agnes Abuom speaks at the opening plenary of the 11th Assembly of the World Council of Churches, held in Karlsruhe, Germany from 31 August to 8 September, under the theme "Christ's Love Moves the World to Reconciliation and Unity." Photo: Albin HILLERT, WCC
31 Aug
LWF participates in 11th Assembly of the World Council of Churches
Communion Building, Communion Relations, Theology, Ecumenical, LWF member churches, WCC, LWF General Secretary
31 Aug
Christians from all over the world are gathering in Karlsruhe, Germany, from 31 August to 8 September, for the 11th Assembly of the World Council of Churches (WCC). Together they will reflect and...
Rev. Dr Faith Lugazia, Assembly Content Coordinator. Photo: LWF/S. Gallay
2 Aug
Assembly: Creating a space for joint reflection and shared vision
Assembly 2023, Communion Building, 13th Assembly
2 Aug
Understanding the context in each of seven regions of The Lutheran World Federation (LWF) is essential for preparing the Assembly Study Book.
The Assembly Reference Group met to prepare the study book for the Thirteenth Assembly. From left: Rev. Dr Jean Koulagna, Cameroon; Prof. Dr Claudia Jahnel, Germany; Rev. Szabolcs Nagy, Hungary; Rev. Dr Chad Rimmer, LWF; Rev. Dr Faith Lugazia, LWF; Rev. Dr Frank Zeeb, Institute for Ecumenical Research, Rev. Dr Nelavala G. Prasuna, India; Prof. Rev. Tore Johnson, Norway; Prof. Dr Dirk Lange, LWF; Rev. Danielle Dokman, Suriname; Prof. Dr Jerzy Sojka, Poland. Photo: LWF/S. Gallay
26 Jul
The Assembly is an invitation to reflect on contextual realities and theological heritage 
Assembly 2023, Theology, Communion Building, 13th Assembly
26 Jul
How can the theme of the upcoming Thirteenth Assembly – One Body, One Spirit, One Hope – best be explored in The Lutheran World Federation (LWF) communion of churches?
Archbishop Antje Jackelén ends her term as head of the Church of Sweden in October. Photo: LWF/A. Hillert
15 Jul
Sweden: Reformation, reconciliation, and gender justice
Voices from the Communion, Member Churches, Communion Building, ecumenical relations, Gender Studies, Gender, Public theology, Theology, Advocacy, Women, Climate, Catholic-Lutheran Commemoration of the Reformation, Gender Justice, LWF Vice-President
15 Jul
In this Voices from the Communion, Church of Sweden Archbishop Antje Jackelén looks back at her eight years in office that draw to a close on 30 October 2022. She reflects on some highlights, as well...
Dawn breaks near Ginnir in the Bale Zone of Ethiopia. Photo: LWF/A. Hillert
14 Jul
Season of Creation: 2022 Celebration Guide
Season of Creation, Climate Justice, Communion Building, Ecumenical, Advocacy, Climate, Theology, ecotheology, Creation, Climate Change
14 Jul
The 2022 Season of Creation Celebration Guide has been published, providing a wealth of resources for use by churches and schools, individuals and communities across all the different Christian...
Worship and prayer moment during Sunday service at Saint Andrew Lutheran Parish in Monrovia, Liberia. Photo: LWF/Albin Hillert
22 Jun
Africa: Prioritizing theological education and leadership formation
Lutheran identity, Education, Communion Building, LWF member churches, Theology, Africa churches, Leadership, Transformative Theological Perspectives
22 Jun
Leaders of The Lutheran World Federation (LWF) member churches in Africa will gather, 27 June -1 July, in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, for the Africa Lutheran Church Leadership Consultation (ALCLC), held...
Looking forward to the Thirteenth Assembly: (from left) Anna Wrzesińska, Chairperson of the Local Assembly Planning Committee, Jerzy Samiec, Presiding Bishop of the Evangelical Church of the Augsburg Confession in Poland, LWF President Panti Filibus Musa and LWF General Secretary Anne Burghardt. Photo: LWF/S. Gallay
15 Jun
Assembly preparations proceeding “with vigor”
Theology, 13th Assembly, Assembly 2023, Communion Building, LWF member churches, council, Council 2022
15 Jun
The war in neighboring Ukraine changed the perspective on the upcoming Assembly, said the Presiding Bishop of the host church – the Evangelical Church of the Augsburg Confession in Poland (ECACP) –...
Council members voting. Photo: LWF/S. Gallay
14 Jun
German Evangelical Lutheran Church of Ukraine joins LWF as individual member
council, Council 2022, Member Churches, LWF member churches, Communion Building
14 Jun
The German Evangelical Lutheran Church of Ukraine (GELCU) is now an individual member church of The Lutheran World Federation (LWF). The LWF Council accepted GELCU’s application for membership today...
LWF President Archbishop Dr Panti Filibus Musa delivers his address to the Council meeting in Geneva. Photo: LWF/S. Gallay
9 Jun
LWF President opens first in-person Council since start of COVID
council, Council 2022, LWF President, Lutheran theology, LWF member churches, Communion Building, 13th Assembly, Assembly 2023
9 Jun
The Lutheran World Federation (LWF) President Archbishop Dr Panti Filibus Musa has welcomed delegates from member churches to the first in-person Council meeting since 2019.
The 2022 LWF Council meeting takes place in Geneva on 8-14 June. The LWF Council meets yearly and is the highest authority of the LWF between assemblies. It consists of the President, the Chairperson of the Finance Committee, and 48 members from LWF member churches in seven regions. Photo: LWF/Albin Hillert
3 Jun
Assembly preparations and 75th anniversary of LWF feature at 2022 LWF Council
council, Council 2022, Communion Building, LWF Council, LWF General Secretary, LWF President, Finance, Assembly
3 Jun
The Council of The Lutheran World Federation (LWF) will hold its annual meeting in Geneva, 9-14 June, under the theme “In Christ all things hold together." This marks the first time since 2019...
LWF’s program executive for gender justice and women’s empowerment, Rev. Dr Marcia Blasi and Regional Secretary for Africa Rev. Dr Elieshi Ayo Mungure gather with staff and students for the inauguration of the new theology, gender justice and leadership course at Tumaini University Makumira in Arusha, Tanzania. Photo: Algo Lameck Lwendo
31 May
Tanzania: new program on theology, gender and leadership
Gender, Gender Studies, Leadership, Theology, Communion Building, Women, Women in Church and Society, women in leadership
31 May
Sixteen women and men from the Lutheran World Federation (LWF) member churches across Africa have begun training as part of a new gender justice program established in memory of the pioneering...