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The Spanish coastguard intercepts a traditional fishing boat carrying African migrants off the island of Tenerife in the Canaries. Photo: UNHCR/A. Rodriguez / 24 October 2007
5 Aug
Central America: young migrants flee gang violence
Council 2015, LWF Council 2015, Migrants, Advocacy, El Salvador, Welcoming the Stranger
5 Aug
LWF Council asks for advocacy for migrants
Augusta Victoria Hospital staff before entering Gaza at the time of the 2014 conflict. The LWF Council has condemned the continued violence in the region. Photo: LWF Jerusalem
3 Aug
Middle East “needs justice not more arms”
Council 2015, LWF Council 2015, Middle East, Middle East conflict, Council resolution
3 Aug
LWF Council concern over violence against religious minorities ...
Children from Kordofan in Gendrassa refugee camp, South Sudan. The ongoing conflict in the latest UN member state provides an especially difficult working environment. Photo: LWF/ C. Kästner
3 Jul
LWF Council issues statement on protracted conflicts
Humanitarian space, protracted emergencies, Council 2015, Council 2015. LWF Council 2015
3 Jul
Call to protect humanitarian space
Michael Ram, chairperson of the Committee for Advocacy and Public Voice, presents the committee's report at the June 2015 LWF Council meeting in Geneva. Photo: LWF/Helen Putsman
1 Jul
Church advocacy still critical in Guyana’s poverty reduction efforts
Council 2015, LWF Council 2015, Guyana, Poverty, poverty reduction
1 Jul
LWF Council: From “millennium” to “social” development goals
The LWF Council expressed appreciation to the General Secretary Rev. Dr Martin Junge for his solidarity visit to northern Nigeria in March this year. The LWF delegation included LCCN's Titi Malik (seated to Junge's left). Photo: Jfaden Multimedia
1 Jul
Advocacy and prayers for improved interfaith relations in Nigeria
Nigeria, 2015 LWF Council meeting, Council 2015
1 Jul
LWF Council resolution on Nigeria
Hope does not disappoint LWF Councillors. Photos: LWF/S.Lawrence, S. Gallay
23 Jun
LWF Councillors take strength from Hope Does Not Disappoint
Council 2015, LWF Council 2015, Hope does not disappoint
23 Jun
Meeting theme holds particular significance
The LWF Council has endorsed a process to envision a continued sustainable LWF. Photo: LWF/S. Gallay
23 Jun
Council endorses proposal for a continued sustainable LWF
Council 2015, LWF Council 2014, sustainability
23 Jun
Important step in addressing long-term challenges
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
Rev. Dr Minna Hietamäki presents the document, The Self-Understanding of the Lutheran Communion. Photo: LWF/Helen Putsman
19 Jun
Communion amidst diversity
Council 2015, Lutheran self-understanding
19 Jun
LWF Council agrees process for member church study of self-understanding document
Members of the 2015 Council approve two key positions in the LWF Communion Office. Photo: LWF/Helen Putsman
19 Jun
LWF Council appoints new directors for Mission and Development and World Service departments
Council 2015, Department for World Service, Department for Mission and Development, Maria Immonen, Rev. Dr Fidon Mwombeki
19 Jun
Strengthening holistic mission and humanitarian response
Rev. Dr Martin Junge delivers his report to Council. Photo: LWF/Helen Putsman
18 Jun
Stronger engagement makes the Lutheran communion tangible
Council 2015, LWF Council meeting 2015, Martin Junge
18 Jun
General Secretary Junge’s report to Council
LWF President Bishop Younan to 2015 Council: we need to taste the hope that strips me of my selfishness. Photo: LWF/Helen Putsman
18 Jun
Lutherans called to “robust moderation” to counter extremism and offer hope
Council 2015, Bishop Younan, LWF Council meeting 2015
18 Jun
LWF President Younan’s address to 2015 Council meeting
LWF President Bishop Dr Munib Younan delivers his address at the 2014 Council meeting. Photo: M. Renaux
10 Jun
Hope does not disappoint - LWF Council meeting 2015
Council 2015, 2015 LWF Council meeting, Geneva
10 Jun
LWF Council meets in Geneva
During the Assembly 2010 reconciliation action, the Mennonite World Conference presented the LWF with a pine foot-washing tub as a sign of commitment to a continued process of healing of memories. Photo: LWF/Erick Coll
17 Sep
Lutheran - Mennonite Dialogue Moves Closer on Peace Issues, Future Cooperation
Council 2015, Mennonite Action, LWF Assembly, Assembly 2010
17 Sep
LWF Task Force on the Mennonite Action to Present Report at LWF Council in 2015