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Baptism and Incorporation into the Body of Christ, the Church
The final report on the Lutheran-Mennonite-Roman Catholic Trilateral Conversation has been published. The report summarizes and concludes five years of intense theological consultations between the three communities on the understanding and practice of...
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19341
29 July 2020
Office of the General Secretary
LWF Membership Statistics 2019
These excerpts from LWI 02/2020 summarize results from the 2015 statistical survey of Lutheran World Federation membership worldwide.
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19301
22 July 2020
Department for Planning and Coordination, Office for Communication
Lutheran Identity Study Process - Phase 1 Addis Consultation
From 2019-2022, the LWF will engage in a global study of contemporary Lutheran identities as they are lived in the local church contexts.
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18996
7 July 2020
Department for Theology, Mission and Justice
Peace and Justice in the Holy Land
A short overview of the background of the situation in Israel Palestine, with information on the foundation of efforts for peace, the current debate on annexation and the role of the United States of America, the implications of annexation for the people
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19176
30 June 2020
Department for Theology, Mission and Justice
The critical role of faith actors in national climate debate
This LWF brochure explains the NDCs, and the rationale for the communion’s member churches and other faith-based actors to contribute to the process at both the local and national levels.
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19136
26 June 2020
Department for Theology, Mission and Justice
"I am Hope"
Poems by refugees. Often when we collect testimonies from refugees, we focus on the ordeals they went through, their efforts to build a new life, their challenges and their hopes.
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19071
20 June 2020
Department for World Service
Climate Justice postcards
With examples taken from the LWFs advocacy work and projects in different countries, the postcard series portrays the connection between faith and the engagement for climate justice.
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18941
8 June 2020
Department for Theology, Mission and Justice
Rights-Based Approach Local to Global 2019
This report presents the work conducted in 2019 under the Rights-Based Approach Local to Global initiative. This initiative is being implemented in 9 countries, with a focus on human rights and advocacy for marginalised communities
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18886
3 June 2020
Department for Theology, Mission and Justice, Department for World Service
Season of the Spirit
LWF Communion Prayer for the Pentecost 2020 An LWF prayer guide for the ordinary time.
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18861
29 May 2020
Department for Theology, Mission and Justice
The LWI in 2019
An overview of LWF achievements in 2019.
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18826
26 May 2020
Department for Planning and Coordination, Office for Communication, Office for Finance, Office for Human Resources, Department for Theology, Mission and Justice, Department for World Service, Office of the General Secretary
Jubilee for the Earth: Season of Creation 2020 Celebration Guide
The Celebration Guide contains liturgical resources, prayers and meditations, and calls to action and advocacy.
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18811
25 May 2020
Department for Theology, Mission and Justice
LWF World Service Annual Report 2019
The Annual Report gives an overview over highlights of LWF World Service work in 2019. Featuring emergency response, livelihood, quality services and protection work, it sows how the LWF through it's diaconal arm has been supporting vulnerable people ...
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18741
14 May 2020
Office for Communication, Department for World Service
LWF Annual Report 2019
The 44-page report opens with a joint greeting by the LWF President and General Secretary, and covers a variety of topics
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18731
14 May 2020
Department for Planning and Coordination, Office for Communication, Office for Finance, Office for Human Resources, Department for Theology, Mission and Justice, Department for Mission and Development (until 2019), Department for Theology and Public Witness (until 2019)
Rejoice Now All the Earth!
LWF Communion Prayer for the Easter Season 2020
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18511
14 April 2020
Department for Theology, Mission and Justice, Office of the General Secretary
Easter Message 2020
"Nobody expected the miracle of the resurrection. The massive stone covering the entrance of the tomb, humanly speaking, was the end of the story. Again, God surprises us, just as in the Exodus and Christmas experiences. These events defy human logic...
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18531
10 April 2020
Office of the General Secretary
Good Friday Message 2020
"You know, Peter, today so many of us are affected by the suffering that the new coronavirus is causing around the globe. Like the serpent-bitten people in the desert who lifted their eyes to the serpent of bronze that Moses had raised for their healing..
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18521
9 April 2020
Office of the General Secretary
Holy Week and Easter - Worship in a time of physical distancing
outline of liturgies for the Triduum or the Three-Day Feast (Maundy Thursday, Good Friday, Easter Vigil, Easter Sunday) is a proposal shared with you by the LWF Communion Office
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18366
6 April 2020
Department for Theology, Mission and Justice, Office of the General Secretary
Intercessory Prayers in the midst of the spread of COVID-19
This intercessory prayer can be used in worship services and for individual prayer.
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18226
12 March 2020
Office of the General Secretary
Together on the way of the Cross
An LWF guide for Lent 2020
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18096
25 February 2020
Department for Theology, Mission and Justice
Loving your neighbor: Encouraging Constructive Interfaith Engagement — A Reader
Collection of Key Articles on Theology and Interfaith Relations
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17996
7 February 2020
Department for Theology, Mission and Justice
Communion Office Organogram
A document containing the internal organization of the Communion Office
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14951
8 January 2020
Department for Planning and Coordination, Office for Communication, Office for Finance, Office for Human Resources, Department for Mission and Development (until 2019), Department for Theology and Public Witness (until 2019), Department for World Service
New Year Message 2020
General Secretary Rev. Dr Martin Junge draws on the words - “I have come that they may have life, and have it to the full ” (John 10:10) to encourage churches and to support each other in their ministries in the 2020 new year message.
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17741
19 December 2019
Office of the General Secretary
LWF pledges at the Global refugee Forum
LWF is involved in three pledges on the Global Refugee Forum, one alone and two in partnership with other faith-based actor.
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17706
16 December 2019
Department for Theology and Public Witness (until 2019)
Christmas Message 2019
In this year’s Christmas message, LWF President Archbishop Dr Panti Filibus Musa invites Christians to make “the light of Christ visible and transformational for others” in a world darkened by life suffocating forces.
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17666
13 December 2019
Office of the President
Climate Finance for Addressing Loss and Damage
The report introduces the climate justice criteria of mutuality, solidarity, accountability, and the transversal principle of transparency of finance for assessing financial sources to address loss and damage.
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17571
27 November 2019
Department for Theology and Public Witness (until 2019)
Resisting Exclusion - Global Theological Responses to Populism
Populist political movements pose serious challenges to churches and theology in many global contexts. How can churches resist the increasingly aggressive and divisive public discourse generated by such groups?
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17511
14 November 2019
Department for Theology and Public Witness (until 2019)
Liturgy - 20th anniversary of the Joint Declaration on the Doctrine of Justification
The Lutheran World Federation and the Pontifical Council for Promoting Christian Unity have jointly prepared a liturgy to mark the 20th anniversary of the Joint Declaration on the Doctrine of Justification (JDDJ).
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17051
22 August 2019
Department for Theology and Public Witness (until 2019)
Rights-Based Approach Local to Global 2018
This report presents the work conducted in 2018 under the Rights-Based Approach Local to Global initiative. This initiative is being implemented in over 10 countries and locations, this has focused on the UN Universal Periodic Review (UPR) process and oth
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19256
15 July 2019
Department for Mission and Development (until 2019), Department for Theology and Public Witness (until 2019), Department for World Service
SDG self-assessment tool
The self-assessment tool helps relate the work of churches to the SDGs and helps make visible the range of activities through which churches are already contributing to the realization of the goals.
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16826
3 July 2019
Department for Mission and Development (until 2019)
Season of Creation - Celebration guide 2019
This year, the theme for the season is biodiversity, God’s web of life. We invite you to consider the unique value of each creature in God’s wondrously complex web of life.
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16816
28 June 2019
Department for Theology and Public Witness (until 2019)
Council 2019 documents
Download exhibits and other Council 2019 related documents
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16406
5 June 2019
Department for World Service, Department for Planning and Coordination, Office for Communication, Office for Finance, Office for Human Resources, Department for Theology and Public Witness (until 2019), Department for Mission and Development (until 2019)
Joint Declaration on the Doctrine of Justification - 20th Anniversary edition
This volume is published on the 20th Anniversary of the JDDJ, which was signed by the LWF and the Roman Catholic Church in 1999, and was later affirmed by the World Methodist Council, the Anglican Communion and the World Communion of Reformed Churches
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16636
3 June 2019
Department for Theology and Public Witness (until 2019)