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African youth at the LWF climate project training, Johannesburg, South Africa. Photo: LUCSA
27 Feb
Empowering the Young Generation
Climate Change, Youth
27 Feb
Thirteen new climate projects for Africa
Members of the local planning team for the LWF Youth pre-Assembly. Photo: LWF/ C.Bader
23 Jan
Young Namibians excited to host global Lutheran youth gathering
Assembly 2017, Namibia, Youth pre-Assembly, Youth
23 Jan
More than 110 young Lutherans expected for LWF Youth Pre-Assembly in Ondangwa
The Pre-Council meetings were held on 16 June.
17 Jun
Women and Youth Pre-Council Meetings: A day in pictures
Council 2016, Women, Youth
17 Jun
Upholding women in the ordained ministry and the role of youth. ...
Youth hold symbols of creation during an ecumenical celebration at the Cathredral of Notre Dame de Paris during the COP 21 climate talks taking place in nearby Le Bourget, 3 December 2015 Photo: LWF/Ryan Rodrick Beiler
10 Dec
Caring for creation – a bridge between church and society
Climate Change, Climate Justice, Fast for the Climate. Interfaith. COP 21, Youth, Paris, Youth Participation
10 Dec
LWF climate advocates learn about French church eco-justice initiatives
Christiana Figueres, Executive Secretary of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change, dances with Archbishop Thabo Makgoba of South Africa to celebrate some 1.8 million signatures on an interfaith petition for climate justice during the COP21 climate summit in Paris, France. Photo: LWF/R. Rodrick Beiler
29 Nov
Nearly 2 million people-of-faith petition on the eve of COP21
Climate Change, COP21, Fast for the Climate. Interfaith. COP 21, Youth, Climate Justice Climate Change
29 Nov
LWF delegation participates at the "Faith in Climate Justice" Day...
LWF and ACT Alliance delegates take part in side event at COP20 negotiations in Lima, Peru.  Photo:  LWF/Sean Hawkey
27 Nov
UN climate summit results vital for world’s future
COP21, Fast for the Climate. Interfaith, Climate Change, Youth, Youth Participation, Climate Justice, Paris
27 Nov
LWF, ACT Alliance and WCC jointly call for a fair, ambitious agreement
LWF Vice-President for Asia, Eun-hae Kwon (left), with LWF Council member, Anna-Maria Klassen, praised young Lutherans for their efforts to address challenges faced by Christians globally. Photo: Johanan Celine Valeriano
7 Sep
Young reformers present innovative projects at global gathering
Workshop Wittenberg, Global Young Reformers Network, Youth, young reformers, Reformation 2017, Reformation 500
7 Sep
LWF Vice President Kwon: Youth bring new inspiration and creativity to the church.
A young Workshop Wittenberg participant looks at her church’s tree in the Luthergarten in Wittenberg. Young Lutherans are getting ready to leave the workshop keen to put climate change programs in place. Photo: LWF/Marko Schoeneberg
3 Sep
Heading home inspired to act for climate justice
Workshop Wittenberg, Global Young Reformers Network, Youth, young reformers, Climate Change, Climate Justice
3 Sep
Workshop Wittenberg has generated greater awareness and inspiration for climate justice advocacy
A still from the first animation examining the life of Martin Luther.
2 Sep
Animated series examining life of Martin Luther premieres
Luther, animated film, Workshop Wittenberg, Global Young Reformers Network, Youth, young reformers
2 Sep
Sneak peek: Workshop Wittenberg participants first to watch Luther
Jeff Buhse and Tsiry Rakoto, of the LWF climate justice working group, tell young Lutherans in Wittenbergy that they need to support political commitment to a reasonable climate change agreement at the COP21 conference in Paris later this year. Photo: GNC/LWF/F. Hübner
31 Aug
Join young reformers in climate change prayer and fast
Climate Change, Workshop Wittenberg, Global Young Reformers Network, Youth, young reformers
31 Aug
LWF demands meaningful action at COP 21 climate conference
LWF General Secretary Rev. Dr Martin Junge tells young reformers at Wittenberg to live out God’s call for mission and service in the world. Photo: LWF/Marko Schoeneberg
28 Aug
Ongoing Lutheran reformation needs young people’s creativity
Reformation, Workshop Wittenberg, Global Young Reformers Network, Youth, young reformers, Martin Junge
28 Aug
LWF General Secretary Junge encourages youth to contribute new ideas
Caption: Benison Kachhap contemplates the significance of being the first young Lutheran to plant a tree in the renowned Luther Garden, in Wittenberg. Rev. Hans Kasch, director of the LWF Center in Wittenberg, looks on. Photo: GNC/LWF/F. Hübner
28 Aug
Youth must be as strongly rooted in the church as life-giving trees
Benison Kachhap, Gossner Evangelical Lutheran Church in Chotanagpur and Assam (GELC), Workshop Wittenberg, Global Young Reformers Network, Rev. Hans Kasch, Luther Garden, Youth, young reformers
28 Aug
Indian young reformer plants historic tree at Wittenberg Luther Garden
United Evangelical Mission General Secretary Rev. Dr Fidon Mwombeki told the young reformers to have a sense of urgent mission and vocation. Photo: LWF/Johanan C. Valeriano
27 Aug
Youth should adopt Luther's "radical thinking, daring energy, rebellious inclination"
Workshop Wittenberg, Global Young Reformers Network, Youth, young reformers
27 Aug
Mwombeki’s keynote address to young reformers
Young people are put through their paces at an ELCA refugee simulation exercise. Photo: LWF/R. Schlott
24 Jul
Young American Lutherans step into the shoes of refugees
Simulated refugee experience, ELCA, Youth, Youth Participation
24 Jul
Simulated refugee flight “life changing”
The steering group of the Global Young Reformers Network in Wittenberg. Photo: LWF/F. Hübner
2 Jul
Young Reformers to meet in Wittenberg
Workshop Wittenberg, Global Young Reformers Network, Wittenberg, Youth, Youth Participation, Reformation 2017, Reformation 500
2 Jul
“Freed by God’s Love to Change the World”
Europe’s Young Reformers at their first meeting in Trondheim, Norway. Photo: LWF/C. Richter
15 May
Getting ready for an intergenerational dialogue on climate justice
Global Young Reformers Network, Norway, Youth, Leadership, Education
15 May
LWF European ‘Young Reformers’ explore questions of Lutheran identity
Delegates from LWF member churches in Asia, at the regional training workshop in Taipei, Taiwan. Photo: Johanan Celine Photography
1 May
Young and Inspired for Reformation in Asia
Youth, Leadership
1 May
Asia Lutheran Youth Network to Nurture Leaders
LWF program officer Lokiru Matendo Yohana (left) and youth secretary Caroline Richter come up with creative ideas for ending climate change as they play the LWF board game, Climate Hero. Photo: LWF/S. Cox
31 Mar
Unleash Your Super Powers and Conquer Climate Change
Climate Hero, board game, Youth, Climate Change
31 Mar
LWF Youth Desk Launches Board Game
Ms Chrisida Nithyakalyani, UELCI youth secretary. Photo: LWF/P. Mumia
6 Mar
Youth Leadership: An Opportunity to Work across Generations in India
Youth, Leadership
6 Mar
Interview with UELCI Youth Secretary Chrisida Nithyakalyani
Photo: Torbjørn Kjosvold / Senado Federal do Brasil under Creative Commons, Share-Alike (CC-SA)
10 Oct
2014 Nobel Peace Prize: Honoring Dedication to Freedom and Education
Education, Children, Women, Youth
10 Oct
LWF Congratulates Joint Winners Malala Yousafzay and Kailash Satyarthi
Tree plantation in the Matimba parish of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Rwanda. Photo: LWF/J. Brummer
6 Aug
Rwanda Lutheran Church Project Builds Schools, Resource Centers with Local Resources
Member Churches, Education, Microcredit, Women, Youth
6 Aug
DMD Supported Project Provides Training in Income-Generating Saving and Credit Schemes
Elisabeth Purba (center) explaining about HIV/AIDS in Desa Bulu Cina, Sumatra, Indonesia. Photo: LWF/C. Kästner
30 Jul
Raising Awareness for HIV/AIDS in Indonesia
Youth
30 Jul
Building Capacity Among Youth
Children wearing the traditional Burmese skin conditioner thanaka in a Temporary Learning Space in Ohn Taw Gyi South camp, Rakhine State. Photo: LWF Myanmar
16 May
Myanmar: LWF Resumes Implementation of Programs
Rakhine Crisis, Displaced Persons, Children, Youth, Education
16 May
Back to School for Students and Teachers in Rakhine State
LWF delegation to the COP18 in Doha, Qatar, in 2012. Photo: LWF/Sidney Traynham
19 Sep
Wanted: Climate Justice Heroes!
Climate Change, Justice, Youth, United Nations
19 Sep
LWF Engages Youth in Climate Game