Category - Lutheran World Federation

  • 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.

  • July 2, 2008

    What can churches and religious bodies do that ecological groups are not doing? Can they engage on the issue without merely replicating what is happening in secular society? These are questions global Lutherans have been asking.

  • May 18, 2008

    As the State of Israel marked the 60th anniversary of its founding, the Lutheran World Federation (LWF) made an unequivocal statement against anti-Semitism but also urged full recognition of the rights of the Palestinians.

  • October 13, 2007

    The presiding bishop of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America, who is also president of the Lutheran World Federation, Geneva, has responded positively to letter sent to him and global Christian leaders by 138 Muslim world leaders.

  • May 4, 2007

    Religious communities can and do make a positive contribution to peace and justice in Africa, say diplomatic representatives meeting with Nordic church leaders at an interfaith meeting on women's development priorities.

  • March 18, 2007

    As the clampdown on opposition figures continues, the Lutheran World Federation urges the African Union for action. The AU is trying to get Harare to enter 'constructive dialogue'.

  • February 16, 2007

    After a visit to Sudan which included discussions with political and religious leaders in Khartoum and Juba, an African interfaith delegation has called on the international community to honour its political and financial pledges to sustain Sudan's peace process.