News

People in Colombia watch the news announcing the peace agreement. Photo: Diego Loaiza
29 Jun
“Share the hope”
DWS Colombia, Peace
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
conflict, Peace, DWS Colombia
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
Bishop, Interfaith, Interreligious Dialogue, Justice, Peace, LWF President, Leadership
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
LWF President, Education, Middle East, Peace
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
Member Churches, Middle East, Peace, LWF General Secretary, LWF President
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
LWF President Bishop Dr Munib A. Younan presents Pope Francis with a Salvadoran cross during a March 2013 audience.
6 Jun
LWF President Younan to Join Pope Francis in Prayer at the Vatican on Pentecost Sunday
Pope, LWF President, Peace, Middle East
6 Jun
Calls on all Lutherans to Pray for Peace in the Middle East
LWF President Bishop Dr Munib A. Younan presents Pope Francis with a Salvadoran cross during a March 2013 audience. © Servizio Fotografico "L'Osservatore Romano"
28 May
Pope Francis Prayed at the Separation Wall
Pope, LWF President, Middle East, Peace, Interfaith
28 May
LWF President Reflects on Pope Francis’ Visit to the Middle East
Rev. Michael Martin shares a tin of sweets with a Syrian family at the Za’atri refugee camp. Photo: LWF Jordan/E. Gano
23 May
LWF Intervention in Jordan Engages Syrian Refugees in Peace Building
Refugees, Member Churches, Syria Crisis, Peace, Middle East, Displaced Persons
23 May
Interview with Bavarian Delegation Visiting Za’atri Camp and Al Mafraq Communities
LWF staff provides a displaced woman in Bor with a water, sanitation and health kit. Photo: LWF/South Sudan
12 May
Calling the International Community to Action in South Sudan
United Nations, Peace, Violence
12 May
NGOs Propose Seven Steps to Address Crisis, Churches Call to Prayer
(left to right) Dialogue participants Helen Haggai and Amina Ahmed. Photo: LWF/I. Benesch
9 May
Joint Interreligious Declaration on Peace Building, Democracy and Development
Muslim, Peace, Roman Catholic
9 May
Christian and Muslim Leaders Sign at Dialogue Meeting in Tanzania
Bishop Dr Malasusa and Dr Mohamed Gharib Bilal. Photo: LWF/I. Benesch
7 May
Tanzania’s vice-president addresses LWF interfaith conference
Peace, Citizenship, Muslim, LWF Vice-President
7 May
“Build new structures to promote peace”
A section of the Separation Wall snakes through the area of Abu Dis outside of East Jerusalem. Photo: LWF/DWS Jerusalem/Margit Christenson
7 Apr
Israel-Palestine Peace Agreement Would Be a Sign of Hope to the World
Member Churches, Peace, LWF President
7 Apr
Lutheran Bishops Join US and Jerusalem Church Leaders Commending Secretary Kerry’s Peace Efforts
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
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
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
Refugees fleeing the crisis in South Sudan arrive at Kakuma camp in Kenya. Photo: LWF/J. Macharia
8 Jan
South Sudanese Religious Leaders Calling for Ceasefire
Refugees, Displaced Persons, Violence, Peace, South Sudan Crisis
8 Jan
LWF on the Ground to Assist Refugees from the Conflict
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
LWF President Bishop Younan meets LCA Bishop Dr John Henderson. Photo: LCA/Rosie Schefe
2 Oct
Transforming the World through Education
Education, Peace, LWF President
2 Oct
LWF President Younan Lauds Australian Lutheran Church Schools
Kofi Annan greets Martin Junge at the WCC consultation © Peter Williams/WCC
25 Sep
Junge: Moral Dimension Must Be at Center of Syria Negotiations
Humanitarian Response, Peace
25 Sep
LWF Calls for Peace in Syria, While Pledging More Humanitarian Assistance
Rev. Prof. Dr Timothy Wengert, member of the LWF Task Force on the Mennonite Action. Photo: Ivo Huber
9 Aug
Reading Confessions in Life-Giving Ways
Peace
9 Aug
Apology to Mennonites Brings Convergence on Peace