News

The 2022 LWF Council meeting takes place in Geneva on 8-14 June. The LWF Council meets yearly and is the highest authority of the LWF between assemblies. It consists of the President, the Chairperson of the Finance Committee, and 48 members from LWF member churches in seven regions. Photo: LWF/Albin Hillert
3 Jun
Assembly preparations and 75th anniversary of LWF feature at 2022 LWF Council
council, Council 2022, Communion Building, LWF Council, LWF General Secretary, LWF President, Finance, Assembly
3 Jun
The Council of The Lutheran World Federation (LWF) will hold its annual meeting in Geneva, 9-14 June, under the theme “In Christ all things hold together." This marks the first time since 2019...
Rev. Dr Jeannette Ada Epse Maina is pictured at the 2018 LWF Council meeting in Geneva. The LWF Council meets yearly and is the highest authority of the LWF between assemblies. It consists of the President, the Chairperson of the Finance Committee, and 48 members from LWF member churches in seven regions. Photo: Albin Hillert/LWF
4 Mar
Cameroon: Answering the call to serve the church
LWF member churches, Voices from the Communion, Communion Building, LWF Council, LWF Vice-President
4 Mar
In this Voices from the Communion Lutheran World Federation (LWF) Vice President for Africa Rev. Dr Jeannette Ada Epse Maina talks about what she has learned during her tenure as vice president and...
Photo: LWF/M. Renaux
18 Nov
Burghardt: Grace, education, freedom to serve neighbor
General Secretary, Theology, Lutheran theology, LWF member churches, Member Churches, Communion Building, Diakonia, Advocacy, Diakonia. Theology, Education, LWF Council, LWF General Secretary
18 Nov
In her first address as General Secretary to the Council of the LWF, Rev. Anne Burghardt outlined three key principles or “gifts” that lie at the heart of Lutheran identity.
LWF General Secretary Rev. Dr Martin Junge, presents his report to the 2019 Council meeting Photo: LWF/Albin Hillert
13 Jun
LWF General Secretary: ‘Hope is the antidote to paralyzing nostalgia’
Council 2019, council, General Secretary Martin Junge, LWF General Secretary, LWF Council, LWF Strategy
13 Jun
In a context marked by growing insecurity, fragmentation, disregard for international order and rules, the LWF General Secretary Rev. Dr Martin Junge has urged the global communion to be a witness of...
LWF President Archbishop Dr Panti Filibus Musa. Photo: LWF/Albin Hillert
13 Jun
LWF President: Prophetic witness against injustices
Climate Justice, Council 2019, LWF Council, council, LWF President, JDDJ, President Archbishop Dr Panti Filibus Musa
13 Jun
The LWF President Archbishop Dr Panti Filibus Musa today opened the 2019 LWF Council meeting with a call for deeper unity among churches and bold witness in a world crying for justice and a creation...
Ms Desri Maria Sumbayak, LWF Vice-President for Asia and Council member Ms LoeRose Mbise, Evangelical Lutheran Church in Tanzania. Photo. LWF/Albin Hillert
21 Feb
The LWF Strategy in Bahasa Indonesia and Swahili
Evangelical Lutheran Church in Tanzania (ELCT), Lutheran World Federation Indonesia National Committee, council, Council 2018, LWF Council, LWF Publications, Council 2019
21 Feb
The LWF Strategy 2019-2024 is now available in Bahasa Indonesia and Swahili languages, thanks to translation coordinated by the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Tanzania and the LWF National Committee...
Ms Sally Azar, Evangelical Lutheran Church in Jordan and the Holy Land. Photo: LWF/Albin Hillert
11 Jan
Witnessing through dialogue, education and women’s empowerment in the Holy Land
Voices from the Communion, Youth, Youth Participation, Gender Justice, Evangelical Lutheran Church in Jordan and the Holy Land, Palestine, council, LWF Council, Council 2018, Climate, Women, Gender
11 Jan
LWF Council member Ms Sally Azar, from the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Jordan and the Holy Land, explains how much she values the education provided to Christians and Muslims by her church and...
Newly ordained Rev. Karla Steilmann Franco: women in the church have made progress but more victories need to be won. Photo: LWF/Albin Hillert
9 Nov
“I belong to a church where women work with equal rights”
Voices from the Communion, Gender Justice Policy, LWF gender justice policy, women in leadership, Gender Justice & Women’s Empowerment, Women in Ordained Ministry, Youth Participation, council, LWF Council, Council 2018
9 Nov
LWF Council member Rev. Karla Steilmann Franco, from the Evangelical Church of the River Plate (Argentina, Paraguay and Uruguay), discusses the social environment in which her church operates and the...
LWF Council member Bishop Dr Tuhoni Telaumbanua. Photo: LWF / Albin Hillert
26 Oct
“God is present and suffering with the people”
Ecumenical, ecumenical relations, ecumenism, council, LWF Council, Council 2018, Voices from the Communion, inter-religious relations, bombing, earthquake recovery, earthquake, environment
26 Oct
Bishop Telaumbanua describes some of the social and environmental concerns facing The Protestant Christian Church, in Indonesia.
LWF Council member Rev. William Flippin Jr. Photo: LWF / Albin Hillert
5 Oct
Ecumenism is glorification and love
Advocacy, Ecumenical, ecumenical relations, ecumenism, council, LWF Council, Council 2018, Voices from the Communion
5 Oct
Rev. William Flippin Jr is a strong advocate of ecumenism, he stated: All our work is grounded in our statement “…that they may all be one.” (John 17:21)
LWF Council member Bishop Dr Jensen Seyenkulo. Photo: LWF / Albin Hillert
21 Sep
“We celebrated like one family”
Voices from the Communion, Climate Change, Waking the Giant, council, LWF Council
21 Sep
Bishop Dr Jensen Seyenkulo describes the esteem with which Lutheran churches are held during times of crisis, and discusses climate change.
Members of Christ Lutheran Church worship to the sound of drums outside a church. Photo: LWF/Philip Lok
20 Sep
A heart to train our people
Member Churches, member church, LWF member churches, India, The Lutheran World Federation (LWF) Vocational Training Center, Poverty, transgender, council, LWF Council, Council 2018
20 Sep
One of the newest members of the Lutheran World Federation sees the potential in people struggling in poverty, drug addicts, the unemployed, and has pragmatic solutions to overcome discrimination and...
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
Mami Brunah Aro Sandaniaina of the Malagasy Lutheran Church asks the Council how their churches engage young people who have taken part in LWF youth programs. Photo: LWF/M. Renaux
27 Jun
Across Generations without Fear or Different Status
Youth Participation, Member Churches, Council 2014, LWF Council, Reformation 2017, Reformation 500
27 Jun
Council Looks at Youth Participation in the LWF Communion
Bishop Ivan Abrahams, WMC general secretary (left), and Rev. Dr Setri Nyomi, WCRC general secretary. Photo: LWF/M. Renaux
23 Jun
Ecumenical Guests Praise LWF Determination to Reach Out
LWF Council, Council 2014
23 Jun
Council Hears Ecumenical Partners
Council members vote on LWF decisions. Photo: LWF/M. Renaux
19 Jun
LWF Council Actions
Council 2014, LWF Council, Member Churches, Syria Crisis, Staff, Assembly 2017
19 Jun
Changes in Departments, Welcome to New Member Churches
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
Rev. Dr. Gloria Rojas Vargas presenting the Assembly Planning Committee report. Photo: LWF/M. Renaux
16 Jun
LWF chooses logo and theme for Twelfth LWF Assembly in 2017 in Namibia
LWF Council, Council 2014, Communion, LWF Assembly, Assembly 2017
16 Jun
500 years more of witness and service by the Lutheran Communion
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
LWF General Secretary Martin Junge presents his report to Council 2014 meeting in Medan, Indonesia, 12-17 June. Photo: LWF/M. Renaux
12 Jun
Deep Sense of Ownership a Sign of Growth in the LWF Communion
LWF Council, LWF General Secretary, Council 2014
12 Jun
Report of General Secretary Junge to the Council
LWF President Bishop Dr Munib A. Younan presents his address to Council 2014 meeting in Medan, Indonesia, 12-17 June. Photo: LWF/S. Lawrence
12 Jun
Like a Tree Planted by Streams of Water
LWF Council, Council 2014, LWF President
12 Jun
LWF President Addresses Council
Worship in an Indonesian Lutheran congregation. Photo: HKBP/Fernando Sihotang
6 Jun
2014 LWF Council Meeting in Indonesia to Decide 2017 Assembly Theme
Member Churches, LWF Council, Council 2014, LWF President, LWF General Secretary, Fast for the Climate
6 Jun
“Like a Tree Planted by Streams of Water”
Photo: LWF/ C. Kästner
12 May
Scheduled Accompaniment Visit of the LWF with the Church of Sweden
LWF Council, Communion, Communion Office, Member Churches, Family, Marriage & Sexuality
12 May
“Uphold a common future”
Ethiopian landscape. Photo: LWF/M. Egli
6 May
LWF Pays Scheduled Accompaniment Visit to EECMY
Communion, Member Churches, Communion Office, LWF Council, Family, Marriage & Sexuality
6 May
“Expression of the Vitality of Communion Relationships in the LWF”
Council 2013 evening prayer © LWF/M. Haas
4 Mar
The LWF Pays Scheduled Accompaniment Visit to the ELCA
LWF Council, Communion, Communion Office, Member Churches, Family, Marriage & Sexuality
4 Mar
Unity in Christ Is a “Precious Gift”
“If it is God’s world, we cannot close our eyes to the injustice that is taking place in it.” Bishop emeritus Dr Zephania Kameeta of ELCRN speaks out on economic justice. Photo: LWF/C. Kästner
22 Jan
Churches Are Advocating for an Economy of Life
Economic justice, LWF Council, WCC
22 Jan
Bishop emeritus Dr Zephania Kameeta Speaks Out on Being the “Yeast to Make the Bread Rise”