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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
The statement was delivered by faith leaders on bicycles, promoting sustainable lifestyles. Photo: WCC/Sean Hawkey.
11 Nov
“Walk on Earth Gently”
COP23, Climate Justice
11 Nov
LWF joins multi-faith invitation to promote sustainable lifestyles ...
Thousands of climate activists from across the world took to the streets of Bonn just before the start of the UN climate conference COP23. Photo: WCC/Sean Hawkey
6 Nov
Creation – not for sale
COP23, Climate Justice, Climate
6 Nov
LWF youth delegation at COP23 in Bonn, Germany
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
Workshop Wittenberg, Global Young Reformers Network, Youth, young reformers, Climate Change, Climate Justice
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
Climate Justice, Council 2015, LWF Council 2015, Climate Change, fossil fuels
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’
Climate Summit 2014, Fast for the Climate, Climate Justice, Climate Change, United Nations
22 Sep
Religions’ Visibility Matters in Historic Climate March
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
Mikka McCracken presents the report of the Committee for Advocacy and Public Voice at Council 2014. Photo: LWF/M. Renaux
17 Jun
LWF Council 2014 Adopts Public Statements
LWF Council, Council 2014, Climate Justice, Fast for the Climate, Violence, Refugees, United Nations, Member Churches
17 Jun
Interreligious Dialogue, Peace and Justice
LWF Delegation to COP19. Photo: LWF/Sean Hawkey
20 Dec
Fasting for Solidarity
Climate Change, Climate Justice, Fast for the Climate
20 Dec
Reflections on Day of Fasting for the Climate
Solidarity with those vulnerable to climate change. Photo: LWF/Sean Hawkey
18 Dec
LWF Launches Day of Fasting for the Climate
Climate Change, Justice, Climate Justice, Fast for the Climate
18 Dec
Monthly Action Begins 1 January in Solidarity with Those Vulnerable to Climate Change
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
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"...