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The “Women of the Reformation” commemorative stamp was designed by Susann Stefanizen and presented to the public in the Market Church in Hannover, Germany. Photo: Federal Ministry of Finance
26 Oct
Postage stamp honors women of the Reformation
Lutheran theology, Theology, LWF member churches, Women, Lutheran identity, Identity, Reformation, Women in Church and Society, Reformation Day
26 Oct
Alongside men such as Martin Luther and Philipp Melanchthon, many women had a hand in bringing about the Reformation 500 years ago. This was shown with a commemorative stamp in their honor, which is...
Vibrant and beautiful worship at the Njube Centre parish of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Zimbabwe. LWF General Secretary Martin Junge preached, local choirs sang beautifully and young people from the church offered powerful testimony to a society peace. Ecumenical partners of the ELCZ participated in the service. From 29 February-4 March 2020 the LWF General Secretary and a high level delegation visited Zimbabwe, its churches and people, to show solidarity and offer encouragement. Photo: LWF/A. Daniel
5 Oct
Worshiping together on Reformation Day
Theology, JDDJ, Joint Declaration on the Doctrine of Justification, Ecumenical, Reformation, LWF member churches, Communion Building, Reformation Day
5 Oct
Member churches of the LWF are called to engage more closely with one another as they prepare to mark this year’s anniversary of the Reformation on 31 October 2020. Ahead of the annual celebration of...
Malmö Arena will be the site of the Joint Ecumenical Commemoration on 31 October in Lund, Sweden. Photo: Creative Commons
6 Sep
Together in Hope in Malmö Arena
Lund, Joint Ecumenical Commemoration, Reformation 2017, Reformation Day, Joint Commemoration, Reformation 500
6 Sep
Tickets available for the Joint Ecumenical Commemoration
LWF General Secretary Rev. Dr Martin Junge tells participants at the Global Perspectives on the Reformation conference: uphold the importance of freedom as a key insight of Lutheran Reformation.  Photo: LWF/I. Benesch
29 Oct
LWF General Secretary keynote presentation on global perspectives on the Reformation
Reformation, Global Perspective on Reformation, Reformation Day, Reformation 2017, Theology, Reformation 500
29 Oct
A theology that calls attention to exclusion amidst merciless competition
The Reformation study booklets are an ideal resource to guide churches toward the 2017 anniversary. Photo: S. Gallay
15 Oct
Reformation Day 2015: invitation to reflect on theme, Liberated by God’s Grace
Reformation Day, Rev. Dr Martin Junge, Lutheranism, Reformation 2017, Reformation 500
15 Oct
LWF General Secretary’s letter urges member churches to think about what it means to be liberated by God’s grace
Lutheran pastor Rev.  Pedro Bullón (left) and  Catholic priest Fr. Marco Agüero Vidal (right) preside at the joint First Communion in Pamplona Alta, Lima, December 2014. Photo: LWF/Sean Hawkey
20 Jan
Joy in a Joint First Communion for Lutherans and Catholics in Peru
Lutheran-Roman Catholic dialogue, From Conflict to Communion, Roman Catholic, vatican, Lutheranism, Ecumenical, Reformation 2017, Reformation Day, PCPCU, Member Churches, Reformation 500
20 Jan
Lima Pastor and Priest Describe a Journey of ‘Grassroots Ecumenism’
Rev. Martin Junge (left) and Cardinal Koch. Photo: LWF/S. Gallay
15 Jan
Lutherans and Catholics Plan Joint Ecumenical Commemoration in 2016
Lutheran-Roman Catholic dialogue, From Conflict to Communion, Roman Catholic, vatican, Lutheranism, Ecumenical, Reformation 2017, Reformation Day, PCPCU, Member Churches, Reformation 500
15 Jan
Joint LWF-PCPCU Press Release
The LWF Young Reformers Steering Group members participated in the 2014 meeting of the ecumenical community of Taizé in France. Photo: LWF/ C. Kästner
5 Nov
‘We want to be the life of the church’
Reformation Day, GYRN First Virtual Conference
5 Nov
Young Reformers Urge Ongoing Reformation during First Virtual Conference
Reformation Day in Peru: 15th JDDJ anniversary and dialogue on “From Conflict to Communion.” Photo: ILEP
4 Nov
Peru: Ecumenical Impulse to Dialogue in a Fragmented Society
Lutheran-Roman Catholic dialogue, From Conflict to Communion, Roman Catholic, vatican, Lutheranism, Ecumenical, Reformation 2017, Reformation Day, PCPCU, Member Churches, Reformation 500
4 Nov
"From Conflict to Communion" Can Assist Healing Process...
Participants at the panel discussion on the 2017 Reformation anniversary. Photo: Gerhard Frey-Reininghaus
31 Oct
Jubilee of Lutheran – Catholic Dialogue Is a Time to Express Hope
PCPCU, From Conflict to Communion, LWF Vice-President, Europe Meeting 2014, Lutheran-Roman Catholic dialogue, Roman Catholic, vatican, Lutheranism, Ecumenical, Reformation 2017, Reformation Day, Member Churches, Reformation 500
31 Oct
PCPCU President Cardinal Koch Speaks at LWF European Church Leaders’ Conference
Photo: LWF/M. Renaux
15 Oct
Reformation Day Online: Virtual Choir, Critical Theological Debates
Member Churches, Reformation Day, Theology, Communion, LWF General Secretary, LWF Vice-President, GYRN First Virtual Conference
15 Oct
Hundreds to Explore Christian Faith and Lutheran Identity in First Virtual Conference of Global Young Reformers
Lutheran-Roman Catholic Commission on Unity meeting from 12–19 July in Paderborn, Germany. © pdp - Erzbistum Paderborn
7 Apr
Joint Catholic-Lutheran Study Document Recommended to Member Churches
Lutheran-Roman Catholic dialogue, From Conflict to Communion, Roman Catholic, vatican, Lutheranism, Ecumenical, Reformation 2017, Reformation Day, Member Churches, Reformation 500
7 Apr
“From Conflict To Communion” Is Being Put into Practice
Rev. Narciso Weiss, IERP pastor in General Ramírez community, led the Reformation Day campaign. Photo: IERP
14 Oct
Strengthening a Prophetic Voice in Argentina
Member Churches, Reformation Day
14 Oct
River Plate Church President Welcomes Reformation Day Recognition at Provincial Level
Members of the Lutheran - Roman Catholic Commission on Unity at their July 2011 meeting in Helsinki, Finland. © ELCF/Aarne Ormio
8 May
Lutherans and Roman Catholics Jointly Tell the Reformation Story
Lutheran-Roman Catholic dialogue, From Conflict to Communion, Roman Catholic, vatican, Lutheranism, Ecumenical, Reformation 2017, Reformation Day, Reformation 500
8 May
Dialogue Commission to Publish "From Conflict to Communion"...
Lutheran-Roman Catholic Commission on Unity meeting from 12–19 July in Paderborn, Germany. © pdp - Erzbistum Paderborn
20 Jul
From Conflict to Communion
Lutheran-Roman Catholic dialogue, From Conflict to Communion, Roman Catholic, vatican, Lutheranism, Ecumenical, Reformation 2017, Reformation Day, PCPCU, Member Churches, Reformation 500
20 Jul
Lutheran-Roman Catholic Commission Urges Celebration of Fruits of Dialogue in 2017