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In contrast to the contentious and bloody history that divided them in the past, Lutherans across the world are praying for Catholics as they seek a new pope.
Representatives of Lutheran churches and educators in Latin America and the Caribbean gathered in Bogota, Colombia, recently.
Brazilian Lutheran church leaders have outlined plans for events in 2017 commemorating the 500th anniversary of the Protestant Reformation.
In a historic move, the Anglican diocese of Rupert's Land has appointed a Lutheran pastor as dean of St John's Cathedral in Winnipeg, Canada.
Oslo Cathedral has become a significant centre of mourning and reflection following the horror of a car bomb attack and mass shooting in Norway.
Lutheran pastor the Rev David Beckmann, who once worked for the World Bank, is one of the winners of the 2010 World Food Prize, which is often seen as the Nobel Prize on food issues.
A German Protestant bishop has urged Roman Catholic and Lutheran churches to draw up a joint declaration on their shared beliefs about the Eucharist.
A Protestant bishop speaking on the 450th anniversary of the death of a close collaborator of Martin Luther has re-opened debate on papal primacy and relations with Catholics.
For the first time, the total number of members in churches belonging to the Lutheran World Federation has risen to over 70 million, increasing by 1.6 million.
The head of the Protestant church in Germany, and critic of the Afghan war, is resigning after arrest for drink-driving.