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Children play in a rice field in Laos. Photo: LWF/Thomas Lohnes
19 Jun
Global faith leaders endorse Season of Creation
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19 Jun
Global faith leaders from different Christian traditions and communions, including the LWF General Secretary Rev.
The statement calls for social and climate justice, and support for climate change-hit countries. Climate change can affect weather severely. A tropical storm in El Salvador left devastated fields in its wake. Photo: LWF/M. Boulogne
25 Apr
“Fighting against the commodification of everything”
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25 Apr
LWF and ecumenical partners urge new economic system serving all
Information and Materials on the climate fasting campaign “As much as you need”. Photo: Heinrich Mühlenmeier
12 Feb
Seven Weeks “As much as you need”
Fast for the Climate, Climate Justice, lent, Climate Change, Easter
12 Feb
Fasting for the climate in Germany
Rev. Carlos A. Duarte preaching at the closing worship of the 2016 synod of IERP. Photo: IERP/Eugenio Albrecht
22 Jan
Tribute to Rev. Carlos Duarte, Pastor President of the Evangelical Church of the River Plate
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22 Jan
The Lutheran World Federation has extended its condolences upon the death of Reverend Carlos Alfredo Duarte Voelker, Pastor President of the Evangelical Church of the River Plate in Argentina, Paragua
Helena Funk, Evangelical-Lutheran Church of Northern Germany, is one of ten young adults from the European and Asia region that form the COP23 delegation in Bonn, Germany. Photo: WCC/ Sean Hawkey
20 Nov
“My church aims to be CO₂ neutral by 2050”
COP23, Climate Justice, Climate, Youth
20 Nov
Interview with COP23 delegate Helena Funk from Germany
The family of Annita Mesu (24) pictured in front of her house in the village Boisrond near Aquin, 22.08.2017. After the Hurricane Matthew in September 2016, KORAL distributed the family plastic sheets and water filter. Photos: Thomas Lohnes/DKH
17 Nov
ACT Alliance and The Lutheran World Federation call on people of faith to act on climate justice
COP23, LWF General Secretary Martin Junge, Climate Justice
17 Nov
Climate change must be addressed
Daniel Sinaga. Photo: WCC/Sean Hawkey.
16 Nov
“Climate justice and interfaith dialogue should be connected”
COP23, Climate Justice, Climate Justice Climate Change
16 Nov
Interview with COP23 delegate Daniel Sinaga from Indonesia
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
Martin Kopp speaks at the thematic plenary on "Creation - Not for Sale" at the Twelfth Assembly of the Lutheran World Federation. Photo: LWF/Albin Hillert
15 May
“Rethink economics to save a dying planet”
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15 May
Climate justice advocate Kopp speaks to LWF Assembly on “Creation - not for sale”
Youth hold symbols of creation during an ecumenical celebration at the Cathredral of Notre Dame de Paris during the COP 21 climate talks taking place in nearby Le Bourget, 3 December 2015 Photo: LWF/Ryan Rodrick Beiler
10 Dec
Caring for creation – a bridge between church and society
Climate Change, Climate Justice, Fast for the Climate. Interfaith. COP 21, Youth, Paris, Youth Participation
10 Dec
LWF climate advocates learn about French church eco-justice initiatives
Leaders of Protestant churches in France, Rev. Laurent Schlumberger, Rev. François Clavairoly and Rev. Dr Jean Ravalitera meet LWF General Secretary Rev. Dr Martin Junge (fourth from left) and the COP21 LWF delegtation, in Paris. Photo: LWF/Ryan Rodrick Beiler
10 Dec
Churches stand side by side in fight against climate change
Climate Change, Climate Justice, COP21, Youth Participation, Fast for the Climate. Interfaith
10 Dec
COP 21 delegates learn about unique challenges, advantages for churches
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
LWF and ACT Alliance delegates take part in side event at COP20 negotiations in Lima, Peru.  Photo:  LWF/Sean Hawkey
27 Nov
UN climate summit results vital for world’s future
COP21, Fast for the Climate. Interfaith, Climate Change, Youth, Youth Participation, Climate Justice, Paris
27 Nov
LWF, ACT Alliance and WCC jointly call for a fair, ambitious agreement
LWF President, Bishop Munib Younan, General Secretary, Rev. Dr Martin Junge and young council members advocate for climate justice. Photo: LWF/Sean Hawkey
26 Nov
Climate change is not an abstract reality for the Lutheran communion
COP21, Youth Participation, Fast for the Climate. Interfaith, Climate Change, Climate Justice
26 Nov
Youth and General Secretary lead the LWF at Paris talks
A monument marks the Arctic Circle in Saltfjellet, Norway. Snow previously covered these mountaintops all year round. Photo: Ryan Rodrick Beiler
23 Nov
Getting ready for a “Climate Train” to Paris
COP21, Climate Change, Climate Justice, Paris, Norway, indigenous people
23 Nov
Norwegian youth see the “urgency” for indigenous people
 Joint faith and spiritual leaders present statement to Christiana Figueres, Executive Secretary of the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change. Photo:  Sean Hawkey
20 Oct
LWF joins faith communities’ call for ambitious Paris outcome
COP21, Climate Change, Climate Justice, Fast for the Climate. Interfaith
20 Oct
Climate change is a threat to life
A young Workshop Wittenberg participant looks at her church’s tree in the Luthergarten in Wittenberg. Young Lutherans are getting ready to leave the workshop keen to put climate change programs in place. Photo: LWF/Marko Schoeneberg
3 Sep
Heading home inspired to act for climate justice
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3 Sep
Workshop Wittenberg has generated greater awareness and inspiration for climate justice advocacy
LWF Councillors vote to not invest in fossil fuels. Photo: LWF/S. Gallay
23 Jun
LWF announces decision not to invest in fossil fuels
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23 Jun
Speaking up and acting for Climate Justice as People of Faith
Members of the LWF Global Young Reformers' Network in Africa, plant a tree during a May 2015 visit to Majengo Lutheran Parish in Moshi, Tanzania. Photo: LWF/Allison Westerhoff
18 Jun
LWF welcomes Pope’s encouragement to tackle climate change
Climate Justice, Roman Catholic
18 Jun
General Secretary Junge: Escalating impact on the poor makes advocacy urgent
Members of the Marangu Conference pose for a group photo after the blessing for the two climbers with the LWF banner. Photo: David Adgea/ELCC
20 May
Climbing to Kilimanjaro’s mountain top as stewards of God’s creation
Marangu 2015, Climate Justice, Marangu
20 May
An opportunity to raise awareness about environmental destruction
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”
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
The LWF delegation to the New York Climate events participated in the “Largest Climate March” in history, held 21 September, in New York City. Photo: #FastForTheClimate/Nikola Taylor
14 Nov
LWF Welcomes U.S. and China Agreement on Climate Change, Hopes for Global Accord in 2015
Climate Justice
14 Nov
Calls for Concrete Actions and Decisions to be taken at COP 21
UNHCR Assistant High Commissioner Janet Lim (left) and LWF General Secretary Rev  Martin Junge signing the MoU. Photo: LWF/ C. Kästner
3 Oct
LWF and UNHCR Sign Memorandum of Understanding on Humanitarian Cooperation
LWF General Secretary, Refugees, Displaced Persons, United Nations, Children, Peace, WASH, Climate Justice, Livelihoods
3 Oct
“Delighted to see the scope for our joint work expand”
The LWF delegation to the New York Climate events participated in the “Largest Climate March” in history, held 21 September, in New York City. Photo: #Fast for the Climate: Nikola Taylor
22 Sep
‘Here We March, We can do no other’
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22 Sep
Religions’ Visibility Matters in Historic Climate March