Category - Lutheran World Federation

  • October 24, 2009

    The governing body of the Lutheran World Federation has decided to delay voting on the election of a new General Secretary for the LWF, which was scheduled for 22 October 2009. The LWF Council meeting is taking place near Geneva, Switzerland.

  • October 23, 2009

    The main governing body of the Lutheran World Federation began a meeting in Geneva on 22 October at which a successor to the current LWF general secretary is scheduled to be elected in a closed-door meeting.

  • October 10, 2009

    US President Barack Obama's Nobel Prize should inspire the young to be "bridge builders for understanding and reconciliation", says the head of the Lutheran World Federation.

  • July 3, 2009

    Renounce Islamophobia, the general secretary of the Lutheran World Federation has urged world religious leaders at an inter-religious congress held in Kazakhstan.

  • May 29, 2009

    The actions of a group of German church members in 1934 to resist the Nazi regime still serve as a powerful model for churches today according to the head of the World Alliance of Reformed Churches, But there is a dark side to the story, too.

  • March 31, 2009

    Theologians from across the globe have been gathering in Augsburg for a consultation of Lutheran churches – the third largest worldwide Christian confession after the Catholic and Orthodox Churches.

  • March 8, 2009

    The combined membership in churches of the Lutheran World Federation rose by 141,792 in 2008 to reach a global total just under 68.5 million - but churches in Europe and North America again experienced decline.

  • October 24, 2008

    People in the poorest countries are being forced into poverty by having to repay hundreds of millions of dollars of illegitimate loans from wealthy Western countries to greedy dictators, an international conference has heard.

  • July 27, 2008

    The Lutheran World Federation has welcomed the decision by the Church of England to consecrate women as bishops, for its potential to enrich church life and in particular “for its immediate consequences in ecumenical relations”.

  • July 14, 2008

    A cookbook published by the Lutheran World Federation not only contains more than 100 recipes from 22 countries, but also offers an insight into how people from around the world grow and prepare food.