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10 May 2017, Windhoek, Namibia: Bishop Ernst Gamxamub from the Evangelical Lutheran Church in the Republic of Namibia distributes bread during Holy Communion at the opening worship of the Lutheran World Federation's Twelfth Assembly.  Photo: LWF/Albin Hillert
10 May
An assembly the communion remembers with gratitude
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10 May
Looking back to the Twelfth LWF Assembly in Windhoek, Namibia
Plenary session at the Twelfth Assembly. Photo: LWF/Johanan Celine Velariano.
15 May
LWF Assembly issues Public Statement on the genocide in Namibia
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15 May
Support to Namibian and German efforts for reconciliation
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”
Thousands of Lutherans and guests gathered for a festival of worship, witness, song and word and sacrament in Sam Nujoma Stadium in Windhoek, Namibia on Sunday, May 14th to mark commemoration of the 500th Anniversary of the Lutheran Reformation. Photo: LWF/JC Valeriano
15 May
Namibian musical extravaganza gets bishops dancing and worshippers swaying
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15 May
After 500th Reformation ceremony at Sam Nujoma Stadium Namibian churches present cultural performances
Dr Denis Mukwege to give keynote speech at LWF Assembly in Namibia. Photo: Private collection/ D. Mukwege
4 Apr
Dr Denis Mukwege to give keynote speech at LWF Assembly in Namibia
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4 Apr
Eminent Congolese surgeon Dr Denis Mukwege will be the keynote speaker at the Twelfth Assembly of The Lutheran World Federation (LWF) held in Windhoek, Namibia, from 10 – 16 May.
Students celebrate the return of exiled SWAPO leader Sam Nujoma on 14 September 1989
20 Mar
The LWF and Namibia’s quest for independence
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20 Mar
In pictures, the story of the LWF in the lead-up to Namibian independence
Vote online for the young preacher to deliver the closing sermon at the LWF Assembly in Windhoek.
15 Mar
Press release: Young pastor to preach at LWF Assembly closing worship
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15 Mar
Online voting of International Preaching Contest started
Bishop Müller administers communion. Photo: LWF
9 Feb
Perfectly united in proclaiming the gospel
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9 Feb
African Bishop calls for focus on joint witness at beginning of Africa Pre-Assembly
Presenting the Women’s Message at the Africa Pre-Assembly symbolized by the four wings of a windmill are (from left) Faustina Manyangu (Evangelical Lutheran Church in Tanzania), Council member Titi Malik (The Lutheran Church of Christ in Nigeria), and Rev. Dr Jeannette Ada Maina (Evangelical Lutheran Church of Cameroon). Photo: LWF/A. Weyermüller
9 Feb
A strong message from Africa’s women
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9 Feb
Women on the Move to Windhoek
Faustina Manyangu, Evangelical Lutheran Church in Tanzania, Bishop Absalom Mnisi, ELCSA and Shoni Ngobeni, LUCSA at the opening worship of the LWF Africa Pre-Assembly. Photo: LWF/A. Weyermüller
7 Feb
A chance for greater awareness about freely-given salvation
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7 Feb
LWF Africa Pre-Assembly starts in South Africa
Worship is an important part of the Pre-Assemblies, bringing delegates together to listen to and reflect on the Bible and join in prayer. Photo: LWF/A. Danielsson
6 Feb
Europe Pre-Assembly in photos
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6 Feb
A look at this significant week, in pictures
LWF General Secretary Rev. Dr Martin Junge speaks at the Europe Pre-Assembly, in Sweden. Photo: LWF/A. Daníelsson
31 Jan
Europe preparations for Assembly a chance to strengthen communion of churches in Europe
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31 Jan
Delegates from three LWF regions meet in Höör, Sweden
Members of the local planning team for the LWF Youth pre-Assembly. Photo: LWF/ C.Bader
23 Jan
Young Namibians excited to host global Lutheran youth gathering
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23 Jan
More than 110 young Lutherans expected for LWF Youth Pre-Assembly in Ondangwa
LWF staff join women from Namibia’s Lutheran churches at the November meeting in Windhoek, kicking off women’s preparations to host the Pre-Assembly and the Twelfth LWF Assembly in May 2017. Photo: LWF
7 Dec
Preparations for LWF Women’s Pre-Assembly begin in Namibia
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7 Dec
Regional and host churches want to facilitate mutual learning and meaningful contribution
Bishop Ben Chun Wa Chang, Evangelical Lutheran Church of Hong Kong and Rev. Anne Burghardt, LWF study secretary for Ecumenical Relations, show the Chinese translation of the Reformation Anniversary booklets. Photo: LWF/A. Danielsson
19 Aug
What does it mean to be liberated by God's Grace?
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19 Aug
Asia Pre-Assembly participants discuss LWF Twelfth Assembly themes
Bishop emeritus Dr Zephania Kameeta, ELCRN, at the symposium. Photo: LWF/H. Martinussen
19 Mar
Namibia Welcomes Global Lutheran Communion
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19 Mar
Hundreds Attend Public Symposium on LWF Assembly
Participants in the first IWPC meeting in Geneva. Photo: LWF/P. Mumia
6 Mar
Planning Worship Life for LWF Assembly in 2017
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6 Mar
Articulating Assembly Theme in Bible Studies, Prayers and Hymns
Photo: Szilard Szabo
4 Feb
A Reformation Anniversary Platform for LWF Member Churches
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4 Feb
“Connect, Contribute, Participate”
Council members vote on LWF decisions. Photo: LWF/M. Renaux
19 Jun
LWF Council Actions
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19 Jun
Changes in Departments, Welcome to New Member Churches
Rev. Dr. Gloria Rojas Vargas presenting the Assembly Planning Committee report. Photo: LWF/M. Renaux
16 Jun
LWF chooses logo and theme for Twelfth LWF Assembly in 2017 in Namibia
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16 Jun
500 years more of witness and service by the Lutheran Communion
LWF delegation with Namibian Prime Minister and church leaders © LWF/Klaus Rieth
2 Oct
It Takes Courage to Work for Unity
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2 Oct
African Region Affirms Commitment to Host 2017 LWF Assembly in Namibia