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Pröpstin Astrid Kleist (left ) and Prof. Dr Puleng LenkaBula (center) in discussion during the conference in Berlin. Photo: LWF/ A. Weyermüller
8 May
Rediscovering the meaning of democracy
DTPW, Advocacy, Public Space, Ecumenical, inter-religious dialogue, inter-religious relations, Interfaith
8 May
„May God bless us with the feeling of being uncomfortable when the answers become too easy,” Singo Maibongwe from the United Theological College Harare in Zimbabwe prayed during a morning devotion of
Staff from ACT Alliance member Hungarian Interchurch Aid offer food to a young refugee at Beremend, along Hungary's border with Croatia. Hundreds of thousands of refugees and migrants flowed through Hungary in 2015 on their way to western Europe from Syria, Iraq and other countries. Photo: Paul Jeffrey/ACT
26 Apr
Churches tackling the problem of populism
DTPW, Advocacy, Public Space, Ecumenical, inter-religious dialogue, inter-religious relations, Interfaith
26 Apr
A global conference bringing together church leaders hopes to find ways to counter growing populist movements that promote racism and hate crime.
The LWF president discusses with residents of Ohn Taw Gyi (South) camp. Photos: LWF/ I. Htun
21 Feb
LWF president visits humanitarian work in Myanmar
Refugees, internally displaced people, Refugees. Displaced person, Displaced Persons, President Myanmar 2018, LWF President, emergency, Interfaith, Myanmar, Asia, musl, Buddhism, refugee camps
21 Feb
On his recent visit to Myanmar, The Lutheran World Federation President Archbishop Dr.
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.
LWF president Archbishop Dr Panti Filibus Musa speaks at the SITTWE official reception, 31 January 2018. Photo: LWF Myanmar
9 Feb
A lasting peace needs to include everyone
Refugees, Interfaith, peace building, Peace-building, peacebuilding, President Myanmar 2018, LWF President
9 Feb
On his visit to Myanmar, LWF president Archbishop Dr Panti Filibus Musa called on government officials to work for the benefit of all society.
Rev Robert Goyek Daga, in front of the millennium Cathedral that his church is building in the center of Garoua town. Photo: LWF/ C. Kästner
6 Feb
Diakonia and dialogue for peace
Diakonia, Interfaith, refugee, IDP, refugee camp, Livelihoods, emergency
6 Feb
Rev Robert Goyek Daga, in front of the millennium Cathedral that his church is building in the center of Garoua town. Photo: LWF/ C. Kästner
Members of the Lutherans and Pentecostals Dialogue Commission, in Wittenberg, Germany. Photo: LWF/K. Hintikka
5 Oct
Towards common witness
Interfaith, Christianity, Lutheran-Pentecostal dialogue
5 Oct
A five-year dialogue between Lutherans and Pentecostals focusing on Christian identity is progressing well.
Group discussion during the training among Hanna Wright-Osborn (left) of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America,  Levi Joniel (centre) of The Lutheran Church of Christ in Nigeria and  Angelica Oquendo (right) of the Evangelical Lutheran Church of Colombia. Photo: LWF/Ben Gray
29 Sep
Equipping youth as interfaith messengers of peace
Peace Messengers, Interfaith, Youth, Capacity development
29 Sep
LWF training in Jerusalem paves way for a global toolkit
Monk Dhirapunno takes a group photo in front of the conference center in Medan. Photo: A. Yaqin
29 Sep
Creative interfaith training for a new generation
Interfaith, Youth, peace building, Conviviality
29 Sep
LWF and Indonesian institute build on a dialogical model to affirm diversity
Holy Land Lutheran Bishop Dr Munib A. Younan accepts the 34th Niwano Peace Prize from Rev. Nichiko Niwano, Honorary President of the Niwano Peace Foundation, during a ceremony on 27 July in Tokyo, Japan. Photo: ELCJHL/Ben Gray
27 Jul
Palestinian Bishop Munib Younan receives Niwano Peace Prize
Peace, Bishop Dr Munib A. Younan, Evangelical Lutheran Church in Jordan and the Holy Land, Interfaith
27 Jul
Calls for robust moderation that rejects all forms of extremism
Photo: Florian Gärtner/photothek.net
2 Jun
Ready for deeper engagement in peace building
Interfaith, LWF President
2 Jun
LWF President Musa at “Responsibility of Religions for Peace” conference in Berlin
Mari Oumar Sall, LWF country program in Mauritania, describing efforts to combat desertification and care for refugees, at a side event of COP 22 in Marrakech, Morocco Photo: LWF/Ryan Rodrick Beiler
16 Nov
People of faith listening to the cries of the earth
COP22, Interfaith, Climate Change
16 Nov
Growing cooperation between LWF Mauritania program and church in Senegal
Visiting France in early March, LWF President Bishop Dr Munib A. Younan, called for a new, concerted effort to renew global commitment to confront the destructive cultural impulses of anti-Semitism and Islamophobia. Photo: LWF/S. Gallay
10 Mar
Global conflict risks escalating extremism, LWF President warns in France
LWF President, Violence, Interfaith, Middle East
10 Mar
Churches must strengthen robust moderation in society
LWF partner ACT Alliance action on loss and damage, on the main concourse of the UN climate talks COP21 being held in Paris. © Sean Hawkey/WCC
7 Dec
“Leave no one behind”
COP21, Climate Justice, Climate Change, Interfaith, Youth Participation, Paris
7 Dec
COP 21 must tackle climate risks of the poorest and most vulnerable
An interfaith group of religious leaders sits in front of empty trays during a public action promoting the Fast for the Climate campaign during the COP21 UN climate summit in Paris, France. Photo: LWF/R. Rodrick Beiler
2 Dec
Faith leaders urge action at UN climate talks
COP21, Climate Justice, Climate Change, Youth Participation, Interfaith, Fast for the Climate
2 Dec
Junge’s emphasis on intergenerational justice at “Fast for the Climate” initiative
The LWF and Islamic Relief Worldwide joined forces following the Nepal earthquake, April 2015, to provide emergency relief.
5 Oct
Faith groups a force for peace and cultural sensitivity in international aid
Interfaith, Islamic Relief Worldwide, Humanitarian Response, UNHRC
5 Oct
UNHCR event highlights positive contribution of joint Christian and Islamic humanitarian response
Olga Tshiwewe (WCC), Iman Sandra Pertek (IRW) and Dr Elaine Neuenfeldt (LWF, from left) discuss during the side event on violence against women at the Human Rights Council. Photo: LWF/C.Kästner
17 Jun
Faith-based organizations issue statement at Human Rights Council
Interfaith, Human Rights, Gender Justice
17 Jun
“Common vision to protect dignity of girls and women”
Christian and Muslim participants of the 2014 consultation in Germany, visiting the Hall of Peace in Münster, which commemorates the 1648 Treaty of Westphalia. Photo: Marion von Hagen
17 Jun
New LWF publication: “Religious Plurality and the Public Space”
Interfaith, Theology
17 Jun
Christian and Muslims scholars reflect on the role faith in the public sphere
Students from the kindergarten of the Evangelical Lutheran School in Beit Sahour take a break from learning their Arabic alphabet to pose for a photo. Photo: ELCJHL
20 Mar
Christian Love and Dialogue Can Influence Middle East Crisis
Middle East, Interfaith, Reformation 2017, Reformation 500
20 Mar
LWF President Younan’s Public Lecture in Beirut
Dr H. and his neighbour. Both men have taken shelter with their families in Kurdistan where a LWF partner operates a mobile health clinic. Photo: LWF/S. Cox
10 Dec
UN Human Rights Day
Iraq Crisis, Interfaith
10 Dec
Focus on Freedom of Religion or Belief in Iraq
Bishop Dr Munib A. Younan. Photo: LWF/M. Renaux
20 Nov
LWF President Bishop Younan Awarded Honorary Doctorate for Peace Work
Bishop, Interfaith, Interreligious Dialogue, Justice, Peace, LWF President, Leadership
20 Nov
Calls for Bridges of Hope and Reconciliation in Middle East
Peace-building workshop in Al Mafraq. Photo:LWF/ H. Martinussen
17 Oct
The Lutheran World Federation and Islamic Relief Worldwide Start on Joint Project
Interfaith, Refugees
17 Oct
Jordanians and Syrian refugees work on “Peace-Building and Hygiene Promotion”
Martin Kopp (right), LWF delegate to the UN Climate Conference (COP19), speaks with Christina Figueres, director of UN Framework Convention on Climate Change. Photo: LWF/ Sean Hawkey
19 Sep
LWF to Participate in New York Interfaith Summit on Climate Change
LWF Vice-President, Climate Summit 2014, Climate Justice, Climate Change, Fast for the Climate, United Nations, Interfaith
19 Sep
Lutheran Delegates Host Fast at UN Summit Parallel Event
Rev. Lusamarina Campos leads an interreligious service in May in the Maracana arena in the lead-up to the 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil. Photo: Vitor Jorge
13 Jun
Brazilian Lutherans Offering Pastoral Support during World Cup
Interfaith, Member Churches
13 Jun
Program of Worship Services for Visitors
30 May
“Fast for the Climate” to Launch International Campaign
Member Churches, Interfaith, Climate Change, Fast for the Climate
30 May
Press Conference in Paris in Front of French Parliament Building
LWF President Bishop Dr Munib A. Younan presents Pope Francis with a Salvadoran cross during a March 2013 audience. © Servizio Fotografico "L'Osservatore Romano"
28 May
Pope Francis Prayed at the Separation Wall
Pope, LWF President, Middle East, Peace, Interfaith
28 May
LWF President Reflects on Pope Francis’ Visit to the Middle East
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
Rev. Philip Lok, former bishop of the Lutheran Church in Malaysia, at the Lutheran Churches in Asia meeting in Petaling Jaya. Photo: William Chang/LWF
3 Apr
Malaysia: Being Instruments of Peace and Service
Interfaith, Member Churches
3 Apr
Interview with Rev. Philip Lok of the Lutheran Church in Malaysia
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