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Forgiveness is vital to human flourishing, Archbishop of Canterbury Rowan Williams has told a global gathering of Lutheran Christians.
Christians are called to inclusivity, says the head of the Lutheran World Federation. Without it, effective witness to social justice is undermined.
The president of the Lutheran World Federation, which is meeting in Germany this week, says world hunger is a result of changeable human failings.
The Lutheran World Federation is to adopt a historic statement asking forgiveness from Mennonites for the persecution of Anabaptists in the 16th century.
Lutherans from around the world will meet in Stuttgart, Germany, tomorrow for the Eleventh Assembly of The Lutheran World Federation.
The president of the Lutheran World Federation says "commitment, capacity and concern" defined the purpose of a recent meeting on Middle East issues at the White House.
Irja Askola has become the first woman to be elected as a bishop in the Evangelical Lutheran Church of Finland, a step seen as a "milestone" by Lutherans globally.
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 governing body of the Lutheran World Federation (LWF) has approved a statement that prepares for a significant action of reconciliation with churches of the Mennonite and Anabaptist families, apologising for past persecution.
World Council of Churches General Secretary Samuel Kobia says new Lutheran World Federation leader Martin Junge will champion lively church partnership and wider human solidarities.