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Regine Nibogora and her youngest daughter Stella. Photo: CWS/ Aaron Tate
21 Jul
Violence in Burundi, rising refugee numbers in Tanzania
DWS Burundi, Violence, Tanzania, refugee crisis, Refugees
21 Jul
LWF/ TCRS assists in overcrowded Nyarugusu camp
Global Fund for Women president, Dr Musimbi Kanyoro, addresses Lutheran church delegates at the May 2015 African region consultation and 60th anniversary gathering in Moshi, Tanzania. Photo: LWF/Tsion Alemayehu
5 Jun
Persist in putting faith into action, Kanyoro urges Lutheran churches
Women, Violence, Africa, prevention, Marangu, Marangu 2015, Africa leadership consultation, WICAS
5 Jun
Violence against women is alarming, congregations can do more
 Caption: Bernadetta Myanura and her granddaughter Feza in the few square meters they have to themselves in the reception center. Photo: M. Renaux
21 May
Violence in DRC causes immense displacement
Violence, Refugees, DRC, Uganda, LWF Uganda, humanitiarian response
21 May
Congolese refugees pour into Uganda
Mary holding her baby. Photo: LWF/M. Renaux
24 Apr
Assistance to Survivors of Sexual Violence
South Sudan Crisis, Violence, Women
24 Apr
Giving Hope and Material Support to Traumatized Refugees
In front of the Copenhagen Synagogue. Photo: Kim Bach, Creative Commons CC-BY-SA
16 Feb
LWF Solidarity with Danish People and Church after Attacks in Copenhagen
Violence
16 Feb
Congregations Offer Comfort and Space for Discussion
Lutheran Church of Nigeria Archbishop Christian Ekong. Photo: LWF/S. Gallay
23 Jan
Lutheran Leader Ekong Affirms Church Role in Consolidating Nigeria’s Democratic Processes
Violence
23 Jan
Increased Insurgency Obscures Progress in Other sectors
LCCN Archbishop Dr Nemuel A. Babba. Photo LCCN/Felix Samari
16 Jan
Nigerian Lutheran Archbishop Seeks Critical Global Solidarity in Fight against Boko Haram
Violence
16 Jan
Nemuel Babba Reflects on Restoring Trust and Citizens’ Right to Protection
Mourners in Paris pay respects to those slained in the Charlie Hebdo shooting.  Photo: Valentina Calá creative commons flickr
8 Jan
LWF General Secretary Martin Junge Denounces Any Claims for Religious Justification of Violence
Human Rights, Theology, Violence, LWF General Secretary
8 Jan
LWF Condemns Disregard for Human Life in Paris Killings
“NoXcuses” logo in the chapel of the Ecumenical Center, Geneva. Photo: LWF/S.Gallay
25 Nov
LWF Joins International ‘No Excuse for Violence Against Women Campaign’
Gender Justice, Violence, noXcuses
25 Nov
16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence
Photo: Stephen Gibson/photohome.co.uk
14 Nov
General Secretary Urges Mexican Church to Defend the Value of Each Human Being
Violence, LWF General Secretary
14 Nov
Solidarity and Prayers from the Communion
Churches in Babilo, Duhok, are serving as a place of refuge for people fleeing the fighting in northern Iraq. The LWF is partnering with Christian Aid Program in Northern Iraq to assist. Photo: ACT/Anne Alling
22 Aug
Faith-Based Organizations Call for End to Iraq Violence
Iraq Crisis, Violence, Statement, ACT Alliance, Muslim
22 Aug
“Concerned and Saddened by Kidnapping and Hostage-taking”
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
Violence from northeastern Nigeria, Chad and the Central African Republic is now spreading into northern Cameroon. Photo: <a href=" https://www.flickr.com/photos/jbdodane/11594238253/ ">jbdodane.com</a>
18 Aug
LWF Expresses Shock at Kidnapping of Cameroon Pastor
Member Churches, Violence, LWF General Secretary
18 Aug
Spreading Violence is Deeply Distressing, Junge Says
IDPs in Dohuk, Iraq. Photo: <a href="http://www.ankawa.com/">ankawa.com</a>
14 Aug
LWF Provides Emergency Assistance in Iraq
Iraq Crisis, Displaced Persons, Violence, ACT Alliance
14 Aug
“Harrowing Stories of Targeting Minorities”
NFIs from the LWF and partner organizations are ferried by boat to remote islands in Twic East County, South Sudan. Photo: LWF South Sudan/George Taban
7 Aug
South Sudan: LWF Condemns Aid Workers’ Killing, Evacuates Maban Staff amid Growing Insecurity
Staff, Violence, South Sudan Crisis
7 Aug
Temporary Suspension of Assistance to Sudanese Refugees and Host Communities
Augusta Victoria Hospital's second medical team left for Gaza on 4 August. Photo: LWF Jerusalem/M. Brown
6 Aug
LWF Augusta Victoria Hospital Sends Medical Teams, Supplies to Gaza to Treat Injured
AVH, Violence, Middle East
6 Aug
“Massive Stories of Sorrow, Pain and Loss”
Bishop Munib Younan speaks to an injured boy in the Intensive Care Unit of St. Joseph's Hospital. Photo: D. Hudson/ELCJHL
4 Aug
Bishop Younan Leads Delegates Consoling Gaza-Injured in Jerusalem Hospitals
Middle East, LWF President, AVH, Violence
4 Aug
Augusta Victoria Hospital Offers Medical Team Support and Supplies
One of 170 Iraqi Shia and Zoroastrian IDP families from Mosul sheltering in Christian village of Bandaywa. Photo: LWF/D. Poppe
29 Jul
Faith Communities Forced to Flee in Northern Iraq
Middle East, Displaced Persons, Violence, Iraq Crisis
29 Jul
LWF Condemns Extremist Actions; Explores Ways to Stand with Internally Displaced in the Region
Bishop Bhanu. Photo: LWF/C. Kästner
27 Jun
Indian Churches Plan Network of Female Lawyers
Gender Justice Policy, Violence, Bishop
27 Jun
Council advisor Busi Suneel About Actions to Address Violence Against Women
Anastasiya Piddubska of Odessa, Ukraine, reports on the situation in her country during Council 2014. LWF/M. Renaux
17 Jun
LWF Council Issues Public Statement on the Ukraine
Member Churches, Violence
17 Jun
Praying Against Hate in a Divided Country
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
Human rights advocate Kamala Chandrakirana speaking on rights for women, ethnic and religious minorities at the Council 2014 interfaith keynote panel. Photo: LWF/M. Renaux
14 Jun
Keynote Panel Addresses Interfaith Relations in Indonesia
LWF Council, Council 2014, Muslim, Violence, Member Churches
14 Jun
“Crucial Role” of Religious Groups in Society
Participants at the 18-23 May 2014 LUCA meeting in Accra, Ghana. Photo: LUCA
21 May
African Lutheran Churches Condemn Widespread Violence by Armed Groups in the Region
Member Churches, Violence, Interfaith
21 May
Faith Leaders Urged to Engage Communities in Dialogue for Peace
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
ELCT bishops at the church’s 50th anniversary celebrations in 2013. Photo: LWF/H. Martinussen
7 May
No Place for Violence
Violence, Member Churches
7 May
LWF Expresses Solidarity With Church and Victim of Explosion in Tanzania
Most DRC refugees in camps southwestern Uganda are women and children. Photo: ACT/DCA/Mai Gad
5 Mar
Scarred by Rape but Spreading Hope among Women Refugees
Women, Violence
5 Mar
LWF Uganda Seeks to Increase Protection for Congolese Fleeing into Uganda
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
© Stephen Gibson
23 Sep
Do Not Be Overcome by Evil
Member Churches, Violence
23 Sep
LWF Urges Unity Following Nairobi Attack