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Candle lighting during a church service. Photo: LWF/Albin Hillert
24 Apr
Sri Lanka: LWF condemns violence, urges religious leaders to promote peace
General Secretary Martin Junge, Muslim, Statement, LWF member churches, LWF President, President Archbishop Dr Panti Filibus Musa, Lutheran Engagement in the Public Space, Violence, Interreligious Dialogue, Humanitarian Law, peacebuilding
24 Apr
The LWF continues to express the communion’s solidarity with all those affected by the Easter Sunday attacks targeting Christian places of worship and hotels in Sri Lanka.
Vigil candles. Photo: LWF/A.S. Danielsson
18 Mar
Solidarity following mosque attacks in Christchurch
Terrorism, General Secretary Martin Junge, Muslim, LWF member churches, Violence
18 Mar
Following the mass shootings in two mosques in Christchurch, New Zealand, local Lutheran churches have expressed solidarity with the country’s Muslim community.
LWF President Archbishop Dr Panti Filibus Musa greeting during the Ecumenical lunch with representatives of the four member churches in Myanmar and World Service country program staff. 30 January 2018. Photo: LWF Myanmar
15 Feb
Together, we can do so much
LWF member churches, humanitarian support, humanitarian relief, Interfaith, Ecumenical, IDP, internally displaced people, emergency, Rakhine Crisis, Muslim, Buddhism, Myanmar, President Myanmar 2018, DWS Myanmar, Lutheran Church of Myanmar, Myanmar Lutheran Church, Asia, World Service, Peace, peace building, Peace-building, peacebuilding, LWF President
15 Feb
The LWF has proved itself an organization recognised for high quality work and for networking with diverse groups of people, Archbishop Dr Panti Filibus Musa says.
Peace messenger training in Jerusalem. Photo: LWF/ B. Grey
12 Feb
Empowering young people to train LWF Peace Messengers
Peace Messengers, Peace, peace building, Peace-building, peacebuilding, Youth, Interfaith, Muslim, Christian, Jerusalem, inter-religious dialogue, Interreligious Dialogue
12 Feb
The Lutheran World Federation has released a Peace Messenger training manual. A first draft was developed last year and used in September 2017 with young people of Muslim and Christian background...
EELCO Secretary General Mr Gilbert Ilunga Nkasa Talwa visited the LWF Communion Office in July 2014. Photo: LWF/S. Gallay
17 Sep
Moving Forward with Hope in the DRC
Member Churches, Leadership, Peace, Muslim, Communion
17 Sep
Interview with Lutheran Church Secretary General Nkasa Talwa
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”
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”
Participants of the Seattle Interfaith Conference discussing reform and renewal in different religious contexts. Photo: LWF/ I. Benesch
18 Aug
Interreligious Symposium Affirms the Values of Dignity, Compassion and Solidarity
Interfaith Seattle 2014, Jewish, Muslim
18 Aug
Reconcile Accountability to God, Religious Authorities and Society
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
(left to right) Dialogue participants Helen Haggai and Amina Ahmed. Photo: LWF/I. Benesch
9 May
Joint Interreligious Declaration on Peace Building, Democracy and Development
Muslim, Peace, Roman Catholic
9 May
Christian and Muslim Leaders Sign at Dialogue Meeting in Tanzania
Bishop Dr Malasusa and Dr Mohamed Gharib Bilal. Photo: LWF/I. Benesch
7 May
Tanzania’s vice-president addresses LWF interfaith conference
Peace, Citizenship, Muslim, LWF Vice-President
7 May
“Build new structures to promote peace”
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
Participants of the Christian-Muslim consultation on public space in the “Peace Hall” in Münster, Germany, where the Peace of Westphalia treaties were signed after the Thirty Years War in Europe. Photo: Marion von Hagen
24 Jan
Religions in the Public Space: A Contested Terrain
Muslim, Middle East
24 Jan
Christian and Muslim Scholars Strive for a Definition of Secularity
Dr. Dina El-Omari, Centre for Islamic Theology (ZIT) Münster, gives a welcome address at the Christian-Muslim consultation "Creating Public Space.” Photo: LWF/E. Gano
16 Jan
Joint Theological Reflection Creates Shared Space
Muslim
16 Jan
First Cooperation between the LWF and a University Institute for Islamic Theology
Rev. Eberhard Hitzler (right) and Dr Hany El Banna. Photo: LWF/M. Brown
10 Oct
People of Faith for People in Need
Muslim, Faith and Protection
10 Oct
Christian – Muslim Humanitarian Partnership Workshop Endorses Closer Cooperation