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LWF Assistant General Secretary for International Affairs and Human Rights, Dr Ojot Miru Ojulu addresses the Geneva conference. Photo: WCC/Ivars Kupcis
22 May
Educating for peace in a multi-religious world
Peace, Pope Francis, Human Rights, Migrants, ecumenism, inter-religious dialogue
22 May
LWF Assistant General Secretary for International Affairs and Human Rights, Dr Ojot Miru Ojulu, spoke at an ecumenical and interfaith conference on 'Promoting Peace Together'...
Rev Rolando Antonio Ortez, Pastor President of the ICLH, presides at the ordinations of three male and four female pastors in 2017. Photo: LWF/P. Cuyatti
20 Feb
Honduran church models inclusion and opportunities for young women
Migration, Honduras, ELCA, ELCA Presiding Bishop Elizabeth Eaton, Migrants, Youth
20 Feb
While controversy continues to surround the planned building of a wall along the southern border of the United States, the Christian Lutheran Church of Honduras is working hard to support young...
The Tamrazyan family arrived in the Netherlands from Armenia nine years ago. Photo: Peter Wassing
5 Feb
Dutch pastor praises faith of refugee family
Ecumenical, Advocacy, Member Churches, European refugee crisis, Migrants
5 Feb
The family spent 97 days inside a Protestant church before being granted right to remain in the Netherlands
Visiting LWF General Secretary Rev. Dr Martin Junge and his team join EECMY church leaders in a meeting with members of the Hundedo self-help group in Hadiya, on 31 January. All photos: LWF/Albin Hillert
1 Feb
Ethiopia: Symbols of Hope help rebuild lives of young people
Diakonia, diaconia, DWS Ethiopia, Ethiopian Evangelical Church Mekane Yesus, Ethiopia, LWF General Secretary Martin Junge, gender-based violence, Migrants, 2019 LWF General Secretary Ethiopia visit
1 Feb
The Ethiopian Evangelical Church Mekane Yesus and the LWF are helping young migrant returnees rebuild their lives through a project called Symbols of Hope
More than 250 migrants have drowned since the beginning of 2019 as they attempted to cross the Mediterranean Sea to escape poverty and violence. Photo: Óglaigh na hÉireann
22 Jan
Lutherans in Italy call for compassion to end migrant deaths in the Mediterranean Sea
Migrants, Italy, Advocacy, Human Rights
22 Jan
The Evangelical-Lutheran Church in Italy has called for greater solidarity and compassion to end the tragedy of migrants dying in the Mediterranean Sea.
The CCME and CEC representatives presented the Christmas statement to First Vice-President of the European Parliament Mairead McGuinness in Brussels. Photo: CEC/Naveen Qayyum
4 Dec
European church leaders call for welcome of migrants in Christmas statement
Migrants, Welcoming the Stranger, Europe, Migration, Leadership
4 Dec
The Churches’ Commission for Migrants in Europe has issued a statement calling on political leaders, churches and European citizens to work toward a more inclusive and welcoming society.
Participants in the LWF European Regions' Meeting in Moravske Toplice, Slovenia, follow the presentation of LWF General Secretary Rev. Dr Martin Junge. Photo: LWF/A. Danielsson
13 Nov
European churches asked to counter populism by expressing God’s love
Europe, Migrants, Public Space, Lutheran identity, Youth Participation
13 Nov
Representatives of the three European regions of the LWF (Central Eastern Europe, Central Western Europe, Nordic Countries) meeting in Slovenia, said the growing populism and climate of fear in...
Refugees lose many things, but never their human rights: LWF and UNHCR visibility material at the panel discussion. Photo: LWF/ A. Danielsson
1 Feb
Changing the media narrative on refugees
God and Human Dignity, Communications, Migrants, Migration, #withrefugees, refugee, refugee camps, European refugee crisis
1 Feb
Few media report the stories of refugees directly, is the finding of a new study about the representation of refugees and migrants in the media.
Newly arrived refugees outside the parish house of Katarina Parish, Stockholm, Sweden. Photo: Magnus Aronson /Ikon
24 Nov
Pleading for the rights of unaccompanied minors fleeing crisis
CoS, Migrants, European refugee crisis, Child Protection, Children, Human Rights
24 Nov
Church of Sweden seeks urgent government protection for vulnerable youth and children from Afghanistan
Meeting of migrants in Sarapiquí being assited with the necessary information on legal procedures for settling in the country and labor rights. Photo: ILCO
22 Nov
A pastoral ministry that empowers migrants
Diakonia, Migrants, rights-based empowerment, Citizenship, Women, Youth, ILCO, Member Churches, LWF member churches
22 Nov
Costa Rican church assists youth and women seeking work in Nicaragua
The Spanish coastguard intercepts a traditional fishing boat carrying African migrants off the island of Tenerife in the Canaries. Photo: UNHCR/A. Rodriguez / 24 October 2007
5 Aug
Central America: young migrants flee gang violence
Council 2015, LWF Council 2015, Migrants, Advocacy, El Salvador, Welcoming the Stranger
5 Aug
LWF Council asks for advocacy for migrants
Evangelical Church of Czech Brethren Moderator Rev. Joel Ruml. Photo: ECCB
13 May
Czech Church advocates for a society that is more open to refugees
Czech Republic, Migrants, Czech government
13 May
Ruml welcomes ‘first step’ for Syrians, expects more intervention
Tiny survivors of the 2010 Haitian earthquake gather outside the Model Resettlement Village in Gressier
12 Jan
"We Are Better Prepared Now"
Refugees, Migrants, Haiti, Displaced Persons
12 Jan
Commemoration of Haiti Earthquake in LWF Model Village
ELCI Dean Heiner A. Bludau speaks at the LWF European regions’ conference. Photo: Gerhard Frey-Reininghaus
31 Oct
European Lutherans Express Solidarity with Italian Church for ‘Welcoming the Stranger’
Member Churches, Europe Meeting 2014, Refugees, Migrants, National Committee, Reformation 2017, Reformation 500
31 Oct
Message from LWF Regional Church Conference
WICAS Asia 2014 meeting participants. Photo: LWF/Olivia Payung
29 Aug
WICAS Network Meeting in Asia Highlights Contribution of Women to Lutheran Reformation
Member Churches, Gender Justice Policy, Gender Justice, WICAS Asia 2014, Migrants
29 Aug
Women on the Move in Asia; When Gender Justice and Recognition Join Hands
Rally in Wisconsin against deportation of children, July 2014. Photo: Light Brigading (via Flickr, CC-BY-NC)
31 Jul
Mass Deportation of Migrant Children to Central America
Children, Migrants, Member Churches
31 Jul
LWF Member Churches Criticize Action by the U.S. Administration
Mr Ivan Ivanov (left), European Roma Information Office, and CCME General Secretary Ms Doris Peschke. Photo: Ilkka Sipiläinen
4 Dec
Call for Justice-Oriented Engagement with Roma People
Roma and Sinti, Minorities and Indigenous People, Migrants, Diakonia
4 Dec
Diaconal Workers Develop Recommendations for Continuing Ministry
LWF President Younan (third left) at the Religions for Peace Assembly. Photo: Religions for Peace
22 Nov
Global Religious Leaders Endorse “Welcoming the Stranger” Affirmations
LWF President, Refugees, Migrants, Displaced Persons, Interfaith
22 Nov
LWF President Younan: Apply Justice by Accepting “the Other”
The Pope received a refugee’s teapot as an invitation to work together for the suffering neighbor. Photo: Osservatore Romano
21 Oct
LWF Delegation Meets Pope Francis
Refugees, Europe, LWF General Secretary, LWF President, LWF Vice-President, Migrants
21 Oct
Strengthening Churches’ Commitment to the Poor and Vulnerable
A group discussion at the European region church leaders’ consultation. Photo: Johan Ehrning
17 Oct
Called to Accompany One Another
Member Churches, Resolutions/Conference Outcome, Migrants, Refugees
17 Oct
European Churches Aim to be a Voice of Hope
Lampedusa, la porta d'Europa. Photo: <a href="http://www.carloclerici.com">Carlo Alfredo Clerici</a>
7 Oct
Migrant Drownings: LWF Expresses Its Shock and Distress
Migrants
7 Oct
Renews Call for a European Welcome