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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”
Side-event on Ebola Crisis during the 27th UNHR Council meeting. Photo: LWF/M. Spangler
25 Sep
Faith Groups Essential in Fighting Ebola
Ebola, United Nations, ACT Alliance, WCC, Humanitarian Response
25 Sep
Panel on Socio-economic and Human Rights Implications
LWF Vice-President Ms Eun-hae Kwon, introducing LWF’s interfaith approaches in advocating for climate justice, at a session of the Interfaith Summit on Climate Change in New York. Photo: LWF
24 Sep
A Spiritual Message of Hope for Climate Justice
Climate Summit 2014, United Nations, Fast for the Climate, LWF Vice-President
24 Sep
LWF Representative Kwon Offers Highlights from New York Climate Change Summits
The LWF delegation to the New York Climate events participated in the “Largest Climate March” in history, held 21 September, in New York City. Photo: #Fast for the Climate: Nikola Taylor
22 Sep
‘Here We March, We can do no other’
Climate Summit 2014, Fast for the Climate, Climate Justice, Climate Change, United Nations
22 Sep
Religions’ Visibility Matters in Historic Climate March
Martin Kopp (right), LWF delegate to the UN Climate Conference (COP19), speaks with Christina Figueres, director of UN Framework Convention on Climate Change. Photo: LWF/ Sean Hawkey
19 Sep
LWF to Participate in New York Interfaith Summit on Climate Change
LWF Vice-President, Climate Summit 2014, Climate Justice, Climate Change, Fast for the Climate, United Nations, Interfaith
19 Sep
Lutheran Delegates Host Fast at UN Summit Parallel Event
IDPs in Northern Iraq resting in a school. Photo: <a href="http://www.ankawa.com/">ankawa.com</a>
2 Sep
UN Human Rights Council to Send Emergency Team to Iraq to Probe Possible ISIS War Crimes
United Nations, Minorities and Indigenous People
2 Sep
LWF Calls for Humanitarian Assistance, Protection of Targeted Minority Groups
Signing of the MOU by Dr Mohamed Ashmawey, CEO of IRW and DWS Director Eberhard Hitzler (front, from left), witnessed by LWF Assistant General Secretary for Human Rights Affairs Ralston Deffenbaugh, Mehdi ben M’rad, IRW Director of National Programs, UNHCR Deputy High Commissioner Alexander Aleinikoff, LWF General Secretary Rev. Martin Junge, LWF Global program Coordinator Maria Immonen and LWF Program Assistant for Interfaith Cooperation Elizabeth Gano (from right). Photo: LWF/S. Gallay
25 Aug
LWF and Islamic Relief Sign Memorandum of Understanding
Muslim, United Nations
25 Aug
UNHCR: “A Model for Others to Replicate”
Jerusalem. Photo: LWF/D. Harris
21 Aug
LWF Council Adopts Statement on Conduct on Holy Sites
Council 2014, Member Churches, Minorities and Indigenous People, LWF President, United Nations
21 Aug
Calling for Respect of Spiritually Significant Places
Lokiru Yohana sharing impressions from the field at the UN panel on World Humanitarian Day. Photo: LWF/ C. Kästner
20 Aug
LWF Takes Part in UN Panel Marking World Humanitarian Day
United Nations, Staff, World Humanitarian Day 2014, Humanitarian Access, Violence
20 Aug
Tribute to “Enormous Sacrifices” Made by Humanitarians and Their Families
Mikka McCracken presents the report of the Committee for Advocacy and Public Voice at Council 2014. Photo: LWF/M. Renaux
17 Jun
LWF Council 2014 Adopts Public Statements
LWF Council, Council 2014, Climate Justice, Fast for the Climate, Violence, Refugees, United Nations, Member Churches
17 Jun
Interreligious Dialogue, Peace and Justice
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
Children look for valuable items in the ashes of what was once the central market in Bor. Photo: Paul Jeffrey/ACT Alliance
29 Apr
LWF Joins Call to End Violence against Civilians in South Sudan
South Sudan Crisis, Displaced Persons, Refugees, United Nations
29 Apr
A Callous Disregard for Civilian Life
LWF distribution of non-food items to IDPs in Twic East county, Jonglei State, South Sudan on 30 March. Photo: LWF South Sudan/J. Aleer
25 Apr
LWF Pleads for Cessation of Hostilities and Humanitarian Access to Civilians in South Sudan
South Sudan Crisis, Refugees, Displaced Persons, United Nations
25 Apr
High Risk of Conflict Destabilizing Entire Region
(left to right) Caroline Richter, Dr Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka, Rev. Martin Junge, Lopa Banerjee and Dennis Frado. Photo: Christine Mangale
17 Apr
LWF General Secretary Junge Affirms Commitment to Gender Justice
United Nations, LWF General Secretary
17 Apr
Meeting with Executive Director of UN Women Mlambo-Ngcuka
(Left) Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka, executive director of UN Women and (right) Rev. Elitha Moyo, coordinator of the ELCZ Gender Justice Project. Photo: Christine Mangale
10 Apr
LWF Addresses Gender Justice at the Commission on the Status of Women
women's advocacy, United Nations
10 Apr
Women in Church and Society participate in UN platform
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
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