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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
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”
Interfaith press conference at COP19. Photo: LWF/Sean Hawkey
22 Nov
“People of Faith Stand Together”
COP19, Climate Change, Interfaith, WCC, Justice, Fast for the Climate, Climate Justice
22 Nov
Interfaith Fasting Initiative for the Climate Continues
Cristiana Figueres speaking with the LWF COP19 delegation. Photo: LWF/Sean Hawkey
21 Nov
LWF Presents Interfaith Call for Climate Justice
COP19, Interfaith, Climate Change, Justice
21 Nov
COP 19 Delegation Meets with UN Executive Christiana Figueres
Piotrek Sztwiertnia, member of the LWF delegation speaks to an interfaith meeting during the COP19 climate change conference in Warsaw. Photo: LWF/Sean Hawkey
15 Nov
LWF Climate Delegation Initiates Interreligious Solidarity Fasting
COP19, Climate Change, Justice, Interfaith, Climate Justice, Fast for the Climate
15 Nov
"A Faith Perspective Is Important"...