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The Lutheran World Federation Council has elected Estonian theologian Rev. Anne Burghardt as the next General Secretary of the global communion of Lutheran churches. Photo: Erik Peinar

Press Release: LWF elects Estonian Anne Burghardt as new General Secretary

Election marks first woman and first Central and Eastern European pastor to head global communion of churches

19 June 2021

The LWF Council meets yearly and is the highest authority of the LWF between assemblies. The 2018 LWF Council met in Geneva. Photo: Albin Hillert/LWF

Council 2021 - Online Press Kit

Find daily updates, concerning the LWF Council documents, during and after the Council on this page

June 2021

Photo: LWF Kenya/ P. Kwamboka

World Refugee Day 2021 - Online Press Kit

Churches empower and stand #WithRefugees

20 June 2021

LWF launches Thirteenth Assembly visual identity

A vibrant and colorful expression of Assembly theme and local context

29 April 2021

 

LWF responds to the Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic

Updates, resource, and information on how to support the LWF‘s efforts to reduce its impact

March 2020

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2014 Press Releases
  • 19 December 2014: From Conflict to Communion - LWF and the Vatican Announce Common Liturgical Material for 2017 - EN | DE
  • 11 December 2014: LWF Leaders Urge Member Churches to Advocate for Syrian Refugees, who risk hunger and starvation - EN | DE
  • 9 December 2014: Cash-Flow Crisis of Augusta Victoria Hospital Averted - EN | DE
  • 2 December 2014: 365 Days of Fasting Launched at COP20 - “Fast-for-the-Climate” campaign - EN | DE
  • 14 November 2014: General Secretary Urges Mexican Church to Defend the Value of Each Human Being - Shocking news about disappearance and death of 43 students - EN- DE
  • 23 October 2014: An invitation to join in the three-year process of global and regional initiatives to mark the 500th anniversary of the Reformation - EN | DE
  • 25 September 2014: LWF Solidarity with Churches and Communities Affected by Ebola Crisis - EN | DE
  • 25 August 2014: LWF and Islamic Relief Sign Memorandum of Understanding
  • 07 August 2014: South Sudan: LWF Condemns Aid Workers’ Killing, Evacuates Maban Staff amid Growing Insecurity - EN | DE
  • 8 July 2014: LWF General Secretary Junge and Cardinal Koch Share their Views on Understanding of the Church - EN | DE
  • 29 April 2014: LWF Joins Call to End Violence against Civilians in South Sudan - EN | DE
  • 25 April 2014: LWF Pleads for Cessation of Hostilities and Humanitarian Access to Civilians in South Sudan - EN | DE
  • 17 April 2014: LWF Council 2014 (from 12-17 June 2014 in Medan, Indonesia) – Invitation to the Media
  • 10 April 2014: LWF Encouraged By Sustained Advocacy to Resolve Financial Situation at Augusta Victoria Hospital - EN | DE
  • 3 April 2014: LWF Deeply Concerned about Suspended Activities’ Impact on Communities in Myanmar - EN | DE
  • 27 March 2014: Ecumenical Organizations Discuss Swiss Immigration Vote with Geneva Authorities - EN | DE
  • 27 February 2014: Nigeria: People of Faith Affirming the Sanctity of Life amid Challenges - EN | DE
  • 20 February 2014: Deep Concern over Impact of Swiss Vote on Massive Immigration - EN | DE
  • 20 February 2014: Ukrainian Bishop Calls for End to Violence (at Independence Square (Maidan) in the capital of Kiev) - EN | DE
  • 5 February 2014: Critical Financial Situation at Augusta Victoria Hospital in East Jerusalem - EN | DE
  • 14 January 2014: Lutheran Reformation is a Global Citizen - EN | DE | PHOTO
2013 Press Releases