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Bishop Samiec, left, receives the award recognising his efforts to improve relations between his native Poland and Germany. Photo: Evangelical Church of the Augsburg Confession in Poland
28 May
Polish bishop Samiec Awarded for Work on Polish-German Reconciliation
Peace, reconciliation, Evangelical Church of the Augsburg Confession in Poland
28 May
Actively working for justice, peace and reconciliation in the public space
Demonstrators at the 2018 March For Our Lives in Washington D.C. Photo: Creative Commons Rosa Pineda
27 Mar
Young people against gun violence
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27 Mar
Young Lutherans were among the many coming together and lending their voices to the March for Our Lives in Washington D.C. and other cities across the United States.
A lie-in in front of the White House, organized by students in Washington after the school shooting in Florida, calls for more legislation on privately owned firearms. Photo: Lorie Shaull/ Flickr
9 Mar
ELCA Bishops stand with youth in addressing gun violence and school safety
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9 Mar
Following a school shooting in Florida, the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA) Conference of Bishops has issued a statement calling for “a deeper conversation about school safety and second
Abdi Abdullahi has come home. He is grateful to LWF for helping him gain the life experience that has enabled him to return to Somalia and serve his community. Photo: LWF/ Anne Wangari
20 Feb
LWF assists refugees returning to Somalia
Dadaab Refugee Camp, Kenya, refugee, Kenya refugee camps, emergency, Somalia, Peace
20 Feb
A protracted refugee situation in Dadaab, Kenya, means, that many young people are born in the camp or grow up there.
LWF President Archbishop Dr Panti Filibus Musa greeting during the Ecumenical lunch with representatives of the four member churches in Myanmar and World Service country program staff. 30 January 2018. Photo: LWF Myanmar
15 Feb
Together, we can do so much
LWF member churches, humanitarian support, humanitarian relief, Interfaith, Ecumenical, IDP, internally displaced people, emergency, Rakhine Crisis, Muslim, Buddhism, Myanmar, President Myanmar 2018, DWS Myanmar, Lutheran Church of Myanmar, Myanmar Lutheran Church, Asia, World Service, Peace, peace building, Peace-building, peacebuilding, LWF President
15 Feb
The LWF has proved itself an organization recognised for high quality work and for networking with diverse groups of people, Archbishop Dr Panti Filibus Musa says.
Peace messenger training in Jerusalem. Photo: LWF/ B. Grey
12 Feb
Empowering young people to train LWF Peace Messengers
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12 Feb
The Lutheran World Federation has released a Peace Messenger training manual.
Confirmation students from the Windhoek area clasping hands as they form a Luther Rose at the Global Commemoration of the Reformation in Windhoek, Namibia on 14 May 2017. Photo: LWF/Johanan Celine Valeriano
14 Dec
LWF Christmas Message: With Exceeding Joy
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14 Dec
The Lutheran World Federation celebrates Christmas in 2017 with a reflection on peace.
LWF delegation presented Pope Francis with a replica of the Christ of Bojayá. Photo: L'Osservatore Romano
8 Dec
“By his bruises we are healed”
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8 Dec
During an audience at the Vatican on 7 December, The Lutheran World Federation delegation presented Pope Francis with a replica of the Christ of Bojayá, a powerful symbol of conflict and reconciliatio
IERP General Secretary Rev. Sonia Skupch at a past LWF event. She becomes the first woman to be elected as President of the Ecumenical Commission of Christian Churches in Argentina. Photo: LWF/Eugenio Albrecht
29 Nov
Lutheran pastor Skupch is the first woman president of Argentine ecumenical body
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29 Nov
A forum that strives for unity and peace in a fragmented world
General Secretary Rev. Dr Martin Junge meets with Indigenous people of Pueblo Nuevo, Colombia.  Photo: LWF Colombia/ Diego Álvarez
16 Nov
A faith-inspired resistance to violence
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16 Nov
LWF General Secretary Junge visits indigenous community in Colombia
LWF in CAR is supporting displaced communities with food security by supporting groups of agricultural producers and through school feeding programs. Photo: LWF/Central African Republic.
16 Nov
Welcoming renewed UN commitment to peace in Central African Republic
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16 Nov
LWF representatives carry message to UN officials
Members of the Reformation anniversary Joint Commission in Colombia, during a planning meeting for upcoming events. Photo: LWF/P. Cuyatti
15 Aug
An alternative space for dialogue
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15 Aug
Colombian churches, civil society and government mark Reformation anniversary
LWF General Secretary Rev. Dr Martin Junge. Photo: LWF/Albin Hillert
8 Aug
LWF General Secretary Junge to receive 2017 Augsburg Peace Prize
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8 Aug
Recognition of a “patient bridge-builder between the continents”
Holy Land Lutheran Bishop Dr Munib A. Younan accepts the 34th Niwano Peace Prize from Rev. Nichiko Niwano, Honorary President of the Niwano Peace Foundation, during a ceremony on 27 July in Tokyo, Japan. Photo: ELCJHL/Ben Gray
27 Jul
Palestinian Bishop Munib Younan receives Niwano Peace Prize
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27 Jul
Calls for robust moderation that rejects all forms of extremism
Meeting of the LWF Council, Wittenberg, Germany, 15–21 June 2016. President’s address by Bishop Munib A. Younan. Photo: LWF/Marko Schoeneberg
20 Feb
An encouragement for peace-building
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20 Feb
LWF President Younan to receive the 34th Niwano Peace Prize
The Ethiopian Evangelical Church Mekane Yesus helps to diffuse tension and reconcile communities in the southwestern region of Gambella. At a recent workshop, trainees washed the feet of a man, woman, youth and child, as a sign of love and respect. Photo: EECMY Peace Office
7 Jul
Ethiopian church fosters peace and reconciliation in Gambella
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7 Jul
Pastors, community members trained in conflict resolution
People in Colombia watch the news announcing the peace agreement. Photo: Diego Loaiza
29 Jun
“Share the hope”
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29 Jun
LWF and DiPAZ express joy at Colombia peace agreement
Children from an indigenous community in Choco watch the sunrise from a river bank. Photo: LWF Colombia
4 Apr
“End the suffering of thousands”
LWF General Secretary, Peace
4 Apr
LWF welcomes inclusion of ELN in Colombia peace talks
LWF World Service team visiting remote rural communities who have been affected by the conflict in Colombia. Photo: LWF Colombia
14 Jul
Calling for a ceasefire in Colombia
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14 Jul
Open letter to conflict parties during Havana peace talks
Bishop Dr Munib A. Younan. Photo: LWF/M. Renaux
20 Nov
LWF President Bishop Younan Awarded Honorary Doctorate for Peace Work
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20 Nov
Calls for Bridges of Hope and Reconciliation in Middle East
A teacher and students at Dar al-Kalima Evangelical Lutheran School in Bethlehem, West Bank. Photo: ELCJHL/Elizabeth McHan
22 Oct
LWF President Bishop Younan Receives Canadian Award for Peace Work
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22 Oct
2014 Civis Mundi Award
Photo: LWF/Mark Brown
10 Oct
Statement from Palestinian Christian Leaders
LWF President, Middle East, Peace, Justice, LWF Council
10 Oct
LWF President Wrongfully Placed as Signatory
UNHCR Assistant High Commissioner Janet Lim (left) and LWF General Secretary Rev  Martin Junge signing the MoU. Photo: LWF/ C. Kästner
3 Oct
LWF and UNHCR Sign Memorandum of Understanding on Humanitarian Cooperation
LWF General Secretary, Refugees, Displaced Persons, United Nations, Children, Peace, WASH, Climate Justice, Livelihoods
3 Oct
“Delighted to see the scope for our joint work expand”
Second LWF virtual conference on diakonia. Photo: LWF/H. Martinussen
19 Sep
LWF Virtual Conference on Diakonia’s Transformative Power
Member Churches, Second Virtual Conference on Diakonia, Peace, HIV/AIDS, Minorities and Indigenous People, Fast for the Climate, Education
19 Sep
Over 200 Participants Join Online Discussion
EELCO Secretary General Mr Gilbert Ilunga Nkasa Talwa visited the LWF Communion Office in July 2014. Photo: LWF/S. Gallay
17 Sep
Moving Forward with Hope in the DRC
Member Churches, Leadership, Peace, Muslim, Communion
17 Sep
Interview with Lutheran Church Secretary General Nkasa Talwa
The final ceremony of the 2014 Sant' Egidio "People and Religions" meeting in Antwerp, Belgium. Photo: Sant' Egidio
12 Sep
Make the Economy Contribute to Peace
Peace, LWF General Secretary, Economic justice
12 Sep
Junge Participates in Sant’Egidio Gathering of Religious Leaders
Ahmad, an auto-mechanics student at the LWF Vocational Training Center in Ramallah. The LWF has been providing vocational training to Palestinian youth since 1949. Photo: LWF Jerusalem/K. Brown
17 Jul
Holy Land Lutheran Bishop Younan Pleads for an End to Revenge and Bloodshed
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17 Jul
LWF General Secretary Junge Urges Political Solution and Support for ELCJHL
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