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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
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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...
Photo: Leaders (women, youth and laypersons) from the Lutheran World Federation Latin America and the Caribbean and North America regions are gathering from 9-13 May for the 2022 Leadership Conference of the Americas. Photo: LWF/A.Gray
10 May
Americas: “God breathed life unto dry bones”
LWF member churches, Communion Building, Women, Youth, Youth Participation, Women in Church and Society, women in leadership, Leadership, Women's Leadership, conference
10 May
Coming together under the theme “God breathed life unto dry bones,” leaders from the Lutheran World Federation (LWF) member churches in Latin America and the Caribbean and North America are gathering...
LWF’s multipurpose cash assistance project will support refugees from the war in Ukraine, like these men, women and children in Korczowa on the Polish border. Photo: Filip Błażejowski
27 Apr
Ukraine: LWF provides cash assistance for refugees in Poland
Ukraine crisis, emergency response, Diakonia, Communion Building, Cash Response, refugee crisis
27 Apr
In response to the needs of growing numbers of refugees fleeing from the war in Ukraine, the Lutheran World Federation (LWF) is working closely with its member church, the Evangelical Church of the...
Kinga Marjatta Pap from the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Hungary is the Chairperson of the International Worship Planning Committee for the Assembly. Photo: private
22 Apr
Hungary: Sharing stories of credible witness in turbulent times
Communion Building, LWF member churches, Communion, Voices from the Communion, 13th Assembly, Assembly
22 Apr
In this Voices from the Communion, Kinga Marjatta Pap, Chairperson of the International Worship Planning Committee for the Assembly, speaks about her love for church music and commitment to...
LWF humanitarian support officer Katerina Brzicova and Samuel Reslour, a volunteer, assist in transporting relief items to a warehouse of the Polish Humanitarian Action (PAH), which is partnering with the LWF to distribute food and non-food items to refugees fleeing from Ukraine at the Zosin and Dohoruth borders. Photo: B. Khanal
20 Apr
LWF scales up response to Ukrainian refugee crisis
LWF member churches, Ukraine crisis, emergency response, Communion Building, Diakonia, Advocacy, refugee crisis, Humanitarian Response
20 Apr
The LWF is scaling up its response to the war in Ukraine, setting up a team to coordinate both the humanitarian work and support to its member churches in the region. Following meetings with five...
Bible translations in various languages. Photo: LWF/A. Danielsson
13 Apr
LWF to mark 500th anniversary of New Testament translation
Communion Building, Lutheran identity, bible, Lutheran theology, Bible Study, Reformation
13 Apr
September 2022 marks the 500th anniversary of one of Martin Luther’s most important literary achievements: the publication of his German translation of the New Testament, popularly known as his ‘...
Emmanuel, a Nigerian student who fled from Ukraine and has been welcomed in Budapest by staff and students at the Theological Institute of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Hungary. All photos: LWF/A. Hillert
31 Mar
Ukraine: “One minute we’re in school, the next we’re running for our lives”
Ukraine crisis, LWF member churches, Communion Building, Diakonia, Refugees
31 Mar
In Budapest, the Theological Institute of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Hungary (ELCH) now provides accommodation for twenty-year-old medical student Emmanuel and others who have fled from the...
A Ukrainian refugee, Masha, with two of her children, at an aid station at the Ukrainian-Hungarian border on 2 March 2022. Masha, her husband and nine children fled from near the Crimean Peninsula and are receiving aid at a shelter where ACT Alliance member Hungarian Interchurch Aid is assisting Ukrainian refugees. Photo: FCA/Antti Yrjönen
8 Mar
Uphold rights and dignity of women fleeing conflict
Theology, LWF member churches, Communion Building, Advocacy, Women, International Women's Rights Day, Gender Justice, Gender Justice & Women’s Empowerment, faith and women’s empowerment, women's human rights, women's empowerment
8 Mar
On International Women’s Day, the Lutheran World Federation’s General Secretary Rev. Anne Burghardt has called upon “the international community, churches and leaders worldwide to work together to...
Ukrainian refugees at the border between Ukraine and Poland. Photo: Frank Schultze / Diakonie Katastrophenhilfe
4 Mar
Welcome all affected by the war in Ukraine
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4 Mar
In a statement released on 4 March, the LWF General Secretary Rev. Anne Burghardt expresses grief over reports of discrimination against non-Europeans fleeing the war in Ukraine and calls for the...
Rev. Dr Jeannette Ada Epse Maina is pictured at the 2018 LWF Council meeting in Geneva. 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: Albin Hillert/LWF
4 Mar
Cameroon: Answering the call to serve the church
LWF member churches, Voices from the Communion, Communion Building, LWF Council, LWF Vice-President
4 Mar
In this Voices from the Communion Lutheran World Federation (LWF) Vice President for Africa Rev. Dr Jeannette Ada Epse Maina talks about what she has learned during her tenure as vice president and...