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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.
Health care workers at a Lutheran programme say the spectre of HIV and AIDS stigmatisation still thrives in Soweto, a large South African city.
Lutheran churches in Indonesia have approved several steps to revitalise their commitment to fight against AIDS, alongside civic and medical groups.
Mennonites have planted two trees in the 'Luthergarten' in Wittenberg, Germany, to mark the deepening of Mennonite-Lutheran relations.
Brazilian Lutheran church leaders have outlined plans for events in 2017 commemorating the 500th anniversary of the Protestant Reformation.
The Lutheran World Federation council has approved plans for three-way talks that will include Lutherans, Roman Catholics, and Mennonites.
Members of the Lutheran World Federation (LWF) meeting in Geneva are tackling a variety of issues from youth through to climate change and finance.
The head of the LWF says the Lutheran and Catholic churches should issue a common statement on Communion to mark the 500th anniversary of the Reformation.
Lutherans worldwide need to avoid isolation and to open themselves to people of other churches and other faiths, says the new LWF General Secretary.
The new leader of the Roman Catholic Church in Latvia has said "exemplary ties" between churches are strengthening Christian witness in society.