MARCH 2010 UPDATES3.11.2010: Overall membership for churches in LWF reaches over 70 million. The ELCA now ranks as the fourth largest member behind the Church of Sweden, The Lutheran Church in Tanzania and Ethiopian Evangelical Church Mekane.3.5.2010: Lutherans in Canada, United States to Engage in Global Service Together. The ELCA and the ELCIC will engage in mission and ministry overseas together as part of a new agreement between both denominations.3.1.2010: Our Daily Bread ... Voices from the Regions. International Women's Day (March 8) provides an opportunity to critically reflect on the suggested theme, "Equal rights, equal opportunities: Progress for all." How does the LWF Assembly Theme "Give Us Today Our Daily Bread" link the life sustaining issues that women and men bring to the LWF table?
2009 LWF Christmas Greeting - Call to Receive God's Promised Peace in the Midst of YearningIn his 2009 Christmas message, the President of the Lutheran World Federation, Bishop Mark S. Hanson urges Christians around the world to celebrate God's promised peace in expectant hope, despite moments of fear and yearning.image credit: Andrew Ndayisenja
10.22.2009: Preparing for the Eleventh LWF Assembly in Stuttgart, Germany, July 2010. A newly launched LWF Assembly Web site will facilitate involvement of all members of the LWF communion, ecumenical partners, media and other interested persons in the 20-27 July 2010 gathering in Stuttgart, Germany.Click here to go to www.lwf-assembly.org.
JULY 2009 UPDATES7.30.2009: LWF 2008 Annual Report is Published ... Produced in July 2009 with the theme “A Reconciling Communion,” the 2008 Annual Report highlights LWF’s work through its Geneva Secretariat units and field offices. The 36-page full color brochure includes focuses on food security, sustainability, healing and reconciliation, communion as a gift and task, and preparations for the 2010 LWF Eleventh Assembly, with the theme “Give Us Today Our Daily Bread.”Link to PDF version of Report by clicking image.
01.06.2009: North American Lutheran Bishops Proceed with Middle East Visit A Unique Opportunity to Witness Holy Land Challenges, Says Palestinian Bishop Younan01.06.2009: LWF Reiterates Support for Holy Land Vision of Peace, Urges Ceasefire in Gaza Dr. Noko Calls for Prayers, Advocacy, as North American Lutheran Bishops Visit Middle East
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