News

16 May
Twelfth Assembly Public Statement on Indonesia
12th Assembly, Public Statement, politics
16 May
Concern about politicization of religion
16 May
LWF Assembly issues resolution on the war in Syria
12th Assembly, resolution
16 May
Support for those working to alleviate suffering and those working for peace
15 May
LWF Assembly issues Public Statement on the genocide in Namibia
12th Assembly, Assembly, Assembly 2017, Assembly2017, Public Statement
15 May
Support to Namibian and German efforts for reconciliation
15 May
“Rethink economics to save a dying planet”
12th Assembly, Assembly, Assembly 2017, Assembly2017, environment, Climate Change, Climate Justice
15 May
Climate justice advocate Kopp speaks to LWF Assembly on “Creation - not for sale”
15 May
Namibian musical extravaganza gets bishops dancing and worshippers swaying
12th Assembly, Assembly, Assembly 2017, Assembly2017, Reformation, Commemoration
15 May
After 500th Reformation ceremony at Sam Nujoma Stadium Namibian churches present cultural performances
14 May
Global Commemoration of the 500th Anniversary of the Reformation attended by thousands in Windhoek, Namibia
12th Assembly, Reformation, Commemoration, Reformation 2017, Reformation 500
14 May
Called to be “reformed and reformers, renewed and renewing, liberated and liberating”
13 May
LWF Assembly elects 48 members of the new Council
12th Assembly, election
13 May
A new council to govern the LWF communion
13 May
Nigerian Archbishop Panti Filibus Musa elected LWF President
12th Assembly, election, LWF President
13 May
Second African to serve in this leadership position
11 May
The Reformation anniversary is a milestone, not the endpoint for mission
12th Assembly, Reformation, General Secretary Martin Junge
11 May
Secretary Junge affirms to Twelfth Assembly LWF’s reason to witness with hope in a fractured world
11 May
LWF total income has nearly doubled to almost EUR 780 million
12th Assembly, Endowment Fund, Finance
11 May
Finance chairperson Jackson-Skelton thanks member churches for “faithful support”
11 May
“Mission to denounce evil”
12th Assembly, Keynote speaker, gender-based violence, Gender
11 May
Lutheran theology regarding women is message of hope says Assembly keynote speaker, Dr Mukwege, speaking on sexual violence
10 May
Freedom from violence and full participation
12th Assembly, Gender Justice, Women in Chuch and Society, women in leadership, Women in Ordained Ministry
10 May
Women’s Pre-Assembly message to the Twelfth Assembly
10 May
Russian pastor Bondarenko to LWF Assembly, God’s promises hold
12th Assembly, Worship
10 May
Opening worship of the Twelfth Assembly at Windhoek, Namibia
10 May
LWF President Younan draws attention to Luther’s drive to reform the church
12th Assembly, LWF President, President Bishop Dr Munib A. Younan
10 May
President’s address to Twelfth Assembly calls for deeper sense of an interdependent communion
10 May
“Bold, flexible and proud of our Lutheran identity”
Youth pre-Assembly, 12th Assembly
10 May
Youth Message to LWF Twelfth Assembly
9 May
“Claim what is already ours”
12th Assembly, Gender, Women in Ordained Ministry, Women in Chuch and Society
9 May
The long way towards women’s ordination in Poland
8 May
Vibrant in the life of the communion
12th Assembly, Youth pre-Assembly, Youth Participation
8 May
LWF General Secretary addresses Youth Pre-Assembly
6 May
LWF Twelfth Assembly in Namibia – a historic global gathering to mark the ongoing reformation
12th Assembly, Reformation, Reformation 2017, Reformation 500
6 May
A time to worship together, commemorate 500 years of the Reformation, decide work priorities and new governance
5 May
Up to 100 women gather for LWF Women's Pre-Assembly in Windhoek
Africa Pre-Assembly, Assembly, 12th Assembly, Assembly2017
5 May
Women on the move 
2 May
LWF Youth Pre-Assembly gathers 120 young people in northern Namibia
Assembly, Namibia, Youth pre-Assembly, Youth
2 May
A space to learn, discuss and become a voice of the young Lutheran generation
20 Apr
Addressing the challenges of the world today
LWF Assembly, Twelfth Assembly, LWF Twelfth Assembly, Liberated by God's Grace
20 Apr
“Not for Sale”: Introduction to the Assembly sub-themes
12 Apr
Encouragement for ordained women
Women in Ordained Ministry, faith and women’s empowerment, women in leadership
12 Apr
Maria Jepsen was elected bishop in Hamburg 25 year ago. She was the first woman to be elected bishop in Germany and the first Lutheran woman bishop worldwide.
10 Apr
Commemorative stamp issued in Namibia
12th Assembly, Reformation 2017, Reformation, Reformation 500
10 Apr
Commemorating the Reformation and Meeting as a Communion
10 Apr
Aid organizations call for protection of civilians in Syria
Syria, refugees protection, LWF Jordan, LWF Jerusalem, Advocacy
10 Apr
LWF statement to Brussels conference on ‘Supporting the future of Syria and the region’
6 Apr
Welcome to Italy!
refugees protection, Refugees
6 Apr
Creating an ecumenical humanitarian initiative to help refugees
4 Apr
Dr Denis Mukwege to give keynote speech at LWF Assembly in Namibia
12th Assembly, Assembly 2017, Assembly2017, Assembly
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.
4 Apr
Youth fight the scourge of drug and alcohol abuse in Zambia
Prevention of drug and alcohol abuse, Youth Zambia
4 Apr
High unemployment and poverty rates push increasing numbers of young Zambians to drugs and alcohol.