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LWF food security project in Shumes hah, Lalibela, Ethiopia. Through a cash-for-work program, local farmers build irrigation channels and terraces for food and water conservation. Photo: LWF/ C. Kästner
30 Nov
COP24: Global church bodies urge transformative action to protect the most vulnerable
Climate, intergovernmental panel, Climate Change, WCC, ACT Alliance, LWF, COP24, COP
30 Nov
Global church organizations WCC, the LWF and ACT Alliance have called for renewed global solidarity and urgency of action to support the communities at the frontline of climate change impacts.
Rescue teams work to save people stranded after severe flooding in Kerala, India. Photo: Shishir Kurian/CSI
21 Nov
Act now to avoid climate catastrophe, faith groups urge
Climate, intergovernmental panel, Climate Change, WCC, BftW, ACT Alliance, LWF
21 Nov
The LWF, ACT Alliance, WCC and Bread for the World are appealing to world leaders to take swift and coordinated action to limit global warming to 1.5°C as a humanitarian and ethical obligation.
LWF humanitarian workers assist a woman in the Middle East. Photo: Christian Jepsen
30 Oct
LWF looks forward to new strategic period with ACT Alliance
ACT Alliance, Governance, Humanitarian Response, development, Advocacy
30 Oct
LWF is looking forward to the future direction of ACT Alliance, which is holding its third general assembly in Uppsala, Sweden.
The prospect of a better education is more likely for Ma Khin Nu, seven, a resident of the Ohn Taw Gyi camp, Myanmar. Photo: LWF Myanmar/Isaac Kyaw Htun Hla
18 Jul
Hands up for better education in Myanmar
Education, Rakhine Crisis, Church of Sweden, ACT Alliance, Australian Lutheran World Relief
18 Jul
LWF provides education for children excluded from formal system
The document on ecumenical diakonia is meant to clarify the understanding of diakonia and provide a common platform for acting and reflecting together. – The Vesper Church in Stuttgart has been a venue for local diaconal action. Photo: Gottfried Stoppel
24 May
New ecumenical study aims to strengthen diakonia
Diakonia, Diakonia Network, internally displaced people, Refugees, WCC, ACT Alliance
24 May
A new document on Ecumenical Diakonia, fruit of the collaboration by ACT, LWF, and WCC, aims to clarify the understanding of diakonia and provide a common platform for acting and reflecting together.
Berta Caceres stands at the Gualcarque River in the Rio Blanco region of western Honduras where she, COPINH (the Council of Popular and Indigenous Organizations of Honduras) and the people of Rio Blanco have maintained a two year struggle to halt construction on the Agua Zarca Hydroelectric project, that poses grave threats to local environment, river and indigenous Lenca people from the region. Photo: Tim Russo/Goldman Environmental Prize
30 Nov
Ecumenical groups join in UN forum on business and human rights in Geneva
Human Rights, Advocacy, WCC, ACT Alliance, land rights, Diakonia
30 Nov
LWF, WCC and ACT Alliance arrange side-event on meaningful dialogue with communities
Photo: WCC/Sean Hawkey
13 Nov
Global church leaders urge COP23 to take action
COP23, Climate Justice, WCC, ACT Alliance
13 Nov
The needs of the most vulnerable countries must be prioritized
South Sudanese refugees in Northern Uganda, one of the countries where LWF is supporting the implementation of the CRRF. Photo: LWF/C. Kästner
25 Sep
LWF endorses statement on refugee compact
UNHCR, ACT Alliance, Refugees, Statement
25 Sep
The Lutheran World Federation, ACT Alliance and other NGOs present a statement during the UNHCR Standing Committee.
Abrao Mushivi, LWF Country Representative in  Angola. Photo: LWF/Rainer Lang
8 Jun
Great concern about the situation in Angola and the Democratic Republic of Congo
Angola, ACT Alliance, Refugees
8 Jun
Great concern about the situation in Angola and Congo
LWF’s representatives at the COP 22 talks in Marrakech, Morocco, participated in an ecumenical "Prayer for the Planet" at the Roman Catholic Church of the Holy Martyrs, 8 November. Gloria Jumamil-Mercado, head of the Philippine government delegation (center) meets LWF Youth Secretary Caroline Bader and LWF delegation members [l-r] Cédrick Yumba Kitwa (Democratic Republic of Congo); Pascal Kama (Senegal); and Ditebogo Caroline Lebea (South Africa). Photo: LWF/Ryan Rodrick Beiler
9 Nov
Advocates urge transition to low-carbon economy, clean energy
COP22, ACT Alliance, World Council of Churches
9 Nov
This is a joint press release of the ACT Alliance, The Lutheran World Federation and World Council of Churches.
A woman from Sanogoan marks ACT General Secretary John Nduna with the traditional Tikka. Photo: LWF/Lucia de Vries
21 Mar
“We will not abandon you”
ACT Alliance, John Nduna, Nepal earthquake
21 Mar
ACT Alliance General Secretary offers encouragement to Nepal earthquake survivors
The LWF is among ACT Alliance members condemning deaths, housing demolitions and destruction in Palestine and Israel, including Gaza. File photo: ACT Alliance/Paul Jeffrey
16 Oct
“Violence cannot solve the conflict”
ACT Alliance, Palestine
16 Oct
ACT Palestine Forum statement calls for protection of civilians and access to Holy Sites
LWF Assistant General Secretary Mr Ralston Deffenbaugh (left) speaks at the Ecumenical Center launch of the "Act Now for Climate Justice" campaign on Earth Day. Photo: LWF/S. Gallay
22 Apr
A Commitment to Vulnerable People Affected by Climate Change
ACT Alliance, Climate Justice
22 Apr
LWF Joins Ecumenical Launch to “Act Now for Climate Justice”
Workshop in disaster risk reduction and emergency response for a community in Myanmar. The statement reaffirms the humanitarian principles of neutrality, humanity, impartiality and independence especially in insecure and volatile contexts. Photo: LWF Myanmar
17 Mar
LWF Endorses Statement on Humanitarian Principles
Statement, ACT Alliance, Humanitarian Response
17 Mar
Neutrality and Independence in Work for People in Need
LWF advocacy officer Dr Ojot M. Ojulu. Photo: LWF/P. Mumia
6 Mar
LWF and ACT Alliance Urge UN Action for Communities Hit by Climate Change
Climate Change, Climate Justice, ACT Alliance
6 Mar
Joint Oral Statements at Human Rights Council
Non-food items being readied for distribution to Kakuma residents affected by the flooding. Photo: LWF/DWS Kenya-Djibouti
29 Oct
LWF Emergency Assistance to Refugees in Kenya’s Flooded Kakuma Camp
Kakuma Flooding, Refugees, ACT Alliance, Water
29 Oct
ACT Alliance Response Fund to Provide Clean Water, Shelter, Food, Protection and Psychosocial Support
Rev. Martin Junge, General Secretary of the Lutheran World Federation, speaks to a plenary session of the second ACT Alliance assembly meeting in the Dominican Republic. Photo: Sean Hawkey
23 Oct
ACT Alliance Assembly: Junge Stresses Tangible Expression of the Pilgrimage of Justice and Peace
ACT Alliance
23 Oct
World Service Interim Director Maria Immonen Elected to ACT Governing Board
Side-event on Ebola Crisis during the 27th UNHR Council meeting. Photo: LWF/M. Spangler
25 Sep
Faith Groups Essential in Fighting Ebola
Ebola, United Nations, ACT Alliance, WCC, Humanitarian Response
25 Sep
Panel on Socio-economic and Human Rights Implications
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”
IDPs in Dohuk, Iraq. Photo: <a href="http://www.ankawa.com/">ankawa.com</a>
14 Aug
LWF Provides Emergency Assistance in Iraq
Iraq Crisis, Displaced Persons, Violence, ACT Alliance
14 Aug
“Harrowing Stories of Targeting Minorities”
Polling place in Yverdon, Switzerland, 22 November 2010 Photo: Olivier Anh, under Creative Commons license (non-commercial, share alike)
20 Feb
Deep Concern over Impact of Swiss Vote on Massive Immigration
Staff, Communion Office, WCC, ACT Alliance
20 Feb
LWF and Geneva-Based Ecumenical Organizations Seek Meeting with Authorities