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During the UN climate conference COP26 in Glasgow, Scotland, people protested against the inaction of governments to mitigate the climate crisis. Photo: LWF/Albin Hillert
6 Sep
We need increased climate ambition, says German bishop
Season of Creation, Climate, Communion Building, LWF member churches, Climate Justice
6 Sep
The leading bishop of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Northern Germany, Kristina Kühnbaum-Schmidt, said churches in the global North must address the “uncomfortable questions” regarding climate...
This year’s theme for the Season of Creation, “Listen to the Voice of Creation”, invites participants to consider ways to contemplate the voices of those who are silenced – among them the voices of indigenous peoples and women. Photo: Sean Hawkey/WCC
1 Sep
Season of Creation 2022: “Listen to the Voice of Creation”
Season of Creation, Theology, ecotheology, Advocacy, Climate, Climate Justice, Ecumenical
1 Sep
Every year, from 1 September to 4 October, Lutherans join many Christians all over the world to observe the Season of Creation. This year its theme is “Listen to the Voice of Creation”. An ecumenical...
Church service and blessing of participants during the LAC regional workshop for climate justice in El Salvador. Photo: LWF/LAC 
4 Aug
LAC: Member churches advocating for climate justice together
Climate Justice, Advocacy, Member Churches, Latin America and the Caribbean
4 Aug
Latin America and the Caribbean already experiences the impacts of climate change through droughts, floods, ocean acidification, sea-level rise, tropical cyclones, and temperature changes negatively...
Demonstrators at a ‘Youth and Public Empowerment Day’ during COP26 in Glasgow last November. Photo: LWF/A. Hillert
23 Mar
CSW66: Young people call for action not words
Member Churches, Advocacy, Climate Justice, Gender Justice, CSW
23 Mar
Five young climate activists have called on world leaders to listen and engage meaningfully with women and youth who are worst affected by climate change.
Women from Gawar in northern Cameroon building energy efficient clay stoves, as part of an LWF environmental program. Photo: Tcheou Tcheou ABEL
17 Mar
CSW66: Women must lead the way out of climate crisis
Climate, Climate Justice, Climate Change, Gender Justice, LWF member churches, Advocacy, Youth, Women
17 Mar
Women may be more likely to die in climate related disasters, but they are also increasingly driving the movement for cleaner energy sources and more sustainable ways of living. During a panel...
COP26 has concluded, but the LWF will continue to advocate for climate and intergenerational justice and creation care. Photo: LWF/Albin Hillert
16 Nov
COP26: LWF Delegates “disappointed but not disheartened by the lack of results”
Youth, Action for Justice, Climate, Climate Justice, COP26, LWF member churches, Climate Change, Women
16 Nov
While there have been some positive outcomes to the UN climate conference COP26, the path to climate justice is still very long.
United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres addresses COP26 delegates during a UN High-Level Event for Global Climate Action – “Racing to a Better World” – at COP26. Photo: LWF/Albin Hillert
12 Nov
COP26: Faith organizations call on world leaders to “step up and deliver”
COP26, LWF member churches, Member Churches, Communion Building, Climate, Climate Change, Climate Justice
12 Nov
Current negotiation texts at the UN climate conference COP26 are failing in vital points. As COP26 draws to a close, The LWF joins other faith organizations in an urgent call “for urgent and...
Photo: LWF/Albin Hillert
10 Nov
COP26: Church leaders call for increased ambition for climate justice
COP26, LWF member churches, Member Churches, Communion Building, Climate, Climate Change, Climate Justice
10 Nov
The UN climate conference COP26 enters into its decisive phase this week. Leaders from the LWF member churches worldwide and their ecumenical partners have urged negotiators to limit global warming...
Representatives of faith-based organizations including the ACT Alliance, the LWF and Christian Aid take a stand for just financing at COP26 in Glasgow. Participants presented a large cheque supposedly signed by “Rich Countries” promising to deliver “Empty Promises Only” to developing countries, as a sum of “USD Blah Blah Blah”. Photo: LWF/Albin Hillert
8 Nov
COP26: Call to “keep 1.5 alive” and lift up missing voices
COP26, Climate, Climate Change, Climate Justice, General Secretary, LWF General Secretary, Youth
8 Nov
The gift of life is inseparable from the health of the earth. Therefore, after the first week of negotiations at the UN climate conference COP26 in Glasgow, the delegates of th LWF urge negotiators...
Khulekani Magwaza is a member of the LWF Council and youth delegate at the current UN climate conference COP26. Photo: LWF/Albin Hillert
5 Nov
South Africa: Speaking truth to power with compassion
Voices from the Communion, Youth, Climate, Climate Justice, COP26, Advocacy, Ecumenical
5 Nov
In this Voices from the Communion Khulekani Magwaza, LWF Council member and COP26 youth delegate, speaks about his experiences, his motivation to advocate for climate justice, and his ongoing...