Category - Lutheran World Federation

  • May 4, 2018

    The Lutheran World Federation has issued a statement calling governments to work towards “an ambitious rulebook” for the implementation of the Paris Climate agreement, and to churches and civil society actors to hold their governments accountable towards that goal.

  • April 23, 2018

    The Church of Norway has issued a striking plea to the country’s Prime Minister Erna Solberg to show courage by offering a concrete welcome to refugees to the Scandinavian nation.

  • April 11, 2018

    A small Lutheran congregation in Tolyatti, west Russia, has taken up the challenge of being an inclusive congregation, providing vital support for disabled young adults.

  • February 25, 2018

    The Lutheran World Federation has welcomed a recent resolution by the German Catholic bishops' conference to make it possible for Catholic-Lutheran married couples to receive the Eucharist together.

  • November 29, 2017

    In Nepal, The Lutheran World Federation  World Service and Caritas Internationalis will closely collaborate in humanitarian and development work. Both organisations have signed a Memorandum of Understanding on a country level to work together more closely.

  • October 24, 2017

    The general secretary of the Lutheran World Federation, on receiving the Prize, said, “Those who claim that Europe must close its borders to preserve its Christian identity do not understand the meaning of Christian faith at all.”

  • June 2, 2017

    The ACT Alliance, the Lutheran World Federation and the World Council of Churches, have called for a prioritisation of climate justice as Donald Trump issued an executive order withdrawing the US from the Paris Climate Agreement.  They express deep dismay at this development, which goes against global commitments to address climate change.

  • May 15, 2017

    As the Lutheran World Federation gathered for its 12th Assembly in Windhoek, Namibia from 10-16 May , World Council of Churches (WCC) General Secretary, the Rev Dr Olav Fykse Tveit presented greetings on behalf of the WCC, a worldwide fellowship of 348 member churches which represents more than half a billion Christians around the world.

  • January 31, 2017

    Expressing concern regarding recently announced US measures related to refugee admissions and entry into the US by seven Muslim-majority countries, the World Council of Churches, ACT Alliance and the Lutheran World Federation  affirmed that faith calls all Christians to love and welcome the stranger, the refugee, the internally displaced person – 'the other.'

  • November 17, 2016

    A lively, youthful and demanding faith group voice of faith was heard clearly in the streets of Marrakech last Sunday (13 November 2016), where a joint group from ACT Alliance, the Lutheran World Federation and the World Council of Churches marched among several thousand activists to demand environmental justice during the UN climate conference COP22.