Protestant

  • LWF General Secretary keynote presentation on global perspectives on the Reformation

    LWF General Secretary keynote presentation on global perspectives on the Reformation

    2/6/2016 10:31:10 AM
    He underlined that freedom in the theological tradition of Lutheran Reformation is never autistic or autonomous, but accountable and responsible. “Freedom, as given by God, finds its full expression in entering into – and protecting – relationships.”

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  • Seeking church unity for the sake of the world

    Seeking church unity for the sake of the world

    2/6/2016 10:31:10 AM
    Churches must use their global voices and moral authority to challenge systems perpetuating inequality, Bishop Dr Munib A. Younan, President of The Lutheran World Federation (LWF) said in South Korea.

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  • From LWF President Bishop Dr Munib A. Younan

    From LWF President Bishop Dr Munib A. Younan

    2/6/2016 10:31:10 AM
    In his Christmas greeting, LWF President Bishop Dr Munib A. Younan reassures the Lutheran communion of God’s presence in a world with increasing violence and violation of human rights. He prays for strength and encouragement to serve the neighbor.

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  • Pope urges Lutherans and Catholics to take further steps towards unity

    Pope urges Lutherans and Catholics to take further steps towards unity

    2/6/2016 10:31:10 AM
    Pope Francis met on Thursday with a delegation of German Lutheran and Catholic leaders, urging them to continue working towards the goal of unity among all Christians. The delegation was headed by the presiding bishop of the United Evangelical Lutheran...

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  • Baptist delegate to Synod on common concern for Scripture and mission

    Baptist delegate to Synod on common concern for Scripture and mission

    2/6/2016 10:31:10 AM
    A moment of deep discernment for the Church. That was how Fr Federico Lombardi, head of the Holy See press office, described the atmosphere during the Synod of Bishops on the Family which ended here in the Vatican on Sunday. Noting how the two week...

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  • Malaysia: A `Widening in the Understanding of Gender Roles`

    Malaysia: A 'Widening in the Understanding of Gender Roles'

    2/6/2016 10:31:10 AM
    Participants from 12 Asian countries attended the Lutheran World Federation Women in Church and Society Asia network meeting in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, from 8-13 August. The aim of the gathering was to highlight the contributions ...

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  • Lutheran Church in Sierra Leone Helps to Contain Ebola

    Lutheran Church in Sierra Leone Helps to Contain Ebola

    2/6/2016 10:31:10 AM
    The current outbreak of Ebola in West Africa began in Guinea in March, 2014, and quickly spread across the border into Sierra Leone and Liberia. Eastern Sierra Leone has been seriously hit by the epidemic. (Ebola has infected almost 2,000 people in...

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  • US pastors use karaoke to bring Asian Americans to church

    US pastors use karaoke to bring Asian Americans to church

    2/6/2016 10:31:10 AM
    Singing is the most successful part of our short conversation. Ho’s English is limited; my Mandarin is nonexistent. We stumble through a few more questions before he politely refers me to Daniel Shiao, the senior pastor of...

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  • 2014 LWF Council Meeting in Indonesia to Decide 2017 Assembly Theme

    2014 LWF Council Meeting in Indonesia to Decide 2017 Assembly Theme

    2/6/2016 10:31:10 AM
    The Council of The Lutheran World Federation (LWF) will hold its annual meeting from 12-17 June at the Tiara Conference Center in Medan, Indonesia, focusing on several agenda items including the theme of the 2017 Assembly and the self-understanding of the communion.

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  • LWF President Reflects on Pope Francis’ visit to the Middle East

    LWF President Reflects on Pope Francis’ visit to the Middle East

    2/6/2016 10:31:10 AM
    In his speech to Peres and the Israeli government, the pope also stated: “building peace is difficult, but living without peace is a constant torment.” Following the visit, Younan, who is Bishop of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Jordan and the...

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  • Fast for the Climate

    Fast for the Climate

    2/6/2016 10:31:10 AM
    The Lutheran World Federation is calling for a fast on the first day each month until December 2014, when the 20th session of the Conference of the Parties (COP 20) to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change will take place in Lima, Peru.

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  • Master`s Theological Institute - MTI Vietnam

    Master's Theological Institute - MTI Vietnam

    2/6/2016 10:31:10 AM
    MTI Theological Institute has been opened in 2007 to now at 2 centers: Ho Chi Minh City and Hanoi, is an official member of Asia Pacific Theological Association. MTI is the first and only Institute of Theology in Vietnam that...

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  • Pope of the Evangelicals

    Pope of the Evangelicals

    2/6/2016 10:31:10 AM
    In a post-secular world, and a post-Christian America, it seemed we might be past the time of towering faith figures and transnational, transcendent religious leaders. Enter Pope Francis-the pontiff formerly known as Archbishop Jorge Mario Bergoglio - who is a...

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  • Brethren in Christ Church

    Brethren in Christ Church

    2/6/2016 10:31:10 AM
    The Brethren in Christ Church began sometime between 1775 and 1788, and the place of origin was near the present town of Marietta in Lancaster County,Early members of the BIC Church Pennsylvania. For the most part, our founding mothers and fathers had an Anabaptistbackground and...

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  • Singaporean helps north-east students to sing for harmony

    Singaporean helps north-east students to sing for harmony

    2/6/2016 10:31:10 AM
    The combined choir for “Proclaiming Christ in Advent,” has its origin in the efforts of Mrs Simon Chan, an international soloist and preacher from Singapore, 22 years ago.

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  • Guess who’s coming to dinner!

    Guess who’s coming to dinner!

    2/6/2016 10:31:10 AM
    What an honor! Think of it! I clambered down the tree, rushed home and alerted the family. We hurriedly cleaned up the house, took out the best dishes and cutlery, picked up a bottle of wine and went to work cooking our favorite dinner.

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  • Bishop Erniša Awarded State Medal of Merit for Advocating Tolerance

    Bishop Erniša Awarded State Medal of Merit for Advocating Tolerance

    2/6/2016 10:31:10 AM
    Bishop Geza Erniša of the Evangelical Church of the Augsburg Confession in Slovenia has said that being awarded Slovenia’s highest state award is a reflection of both his efforts and the church’s work for understanding in the nation.

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  • Chuck Smith - The Evangelical pastor dies after cancer battle

    Chuck Smith - The Evangelical pastor dies after cancer battle

    2/6/2016 10:31:10 AM
    Chuck Smith, the evangelical pastor whose outreach to hippies in the 1960s helped transform worship styles in American Christianity and fueled the rise of the Calvary Chapel movement, died Thursday, Oct. 3, 2013, after a battle with lung cancer. He was 86.

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  • Black missionary: Changing view of Christianity

    Black missionary: Changing view of Christianity

    2/6/2016 10:31:10 AM
    Bates says when people in Central Asia ask about his religion, they expect him to profess Islam because he is black. “I seem different,” Bates says. “They say if you have darker skin, you’re probably a Muslim. If you have lighter skin ...

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  • ``Pas de différence de doctrine`` entre luthériens et réformés

    "Pas de différence de doctrine" entre luthériens et réformés

    2/6/2016 10:31:10 AM
    La création de l'Église protestante unie de France est fondée sur l’idée que les différences entre les deux familles (luthérienne et réformée) sont superficielles.

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  • Churches from Lutheran and Reformed traditions unite

    Churches from Lutheran and Reformed traditions unite

    2/6/2016 10:31:10 AM
    Two member churches of the World Council of Churches (WCC) from Reformed and Lutheran traditions have united to become the United Protestant Church of France.

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  • Sharing common questions and differences

    Sharing common questions and differences

    2/6/2016 10:31:10 AM
    The second in a series of LWF hermeneutics consultations is underway 21-27 March 2013 in Eisenach, Germany. Participant Rev. Dr Robin Steinke talks about the challenges and opportunities of biblical interpretation in the Lutheran communion today.

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  • What Adventists Believe

    What Adventists Believe

    2/6/2016 10:31:10 AM
    As a Christian church, Seventh-day Adventists are a faith community rooted in the beliefs described by the Holy Scriptures. Adventists describe these beliefs in the following ways:...

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  • Seventh-day Adventist: Our Name and Mission

    Seventh-day Adventist: Our Name and Mission

    2/6/2016 10:31:10 AM
    'Adventist' reflects our passionate conviction in the nearness of the soon return ('advent') of Jesus. 'Seventh-day' refers to the Biblical Sabbath which from...

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  • The Ninety-Five Theses written by Martin Luther (1517)

    The Ninety-Five Theses written by Martin Luther (1517)

    2/6/2016 10:31:10 AM
    Out of love for the truth and from desire to elucidate it, the Reverend Father Martin Luther, Master of Arts and Sacred Theology, and ordinary lecturer therein at Wittenberg, intends to defend the following statements and to dispute on them in that place. Therefore he asks that those who cannot be present and dispute with him orally shall do so in their absence by letter. In the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, Amen.

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  • Saving the planet in faith and practice

    Saving the planet in faith and practice

    2/6/2016 10:31:10 AM
    The Korean (Protestant) Christian Environmental Movement Solidarity started Green Church 21, a small grassroots program, in 1998, adding solar cells to the roofs of churches, cultivating more green space around buildings and planting vegetable gardens.

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  • NEPAL: 300 new Pastors preparing for ordination

    NEPAL: 300 new Pastors preparing for ordination

    2/6/2016 10:31:10 AM
    300 new Pastors will be ordained in Nepal next July - all Nepalese – who will be leaders in the local communities, called to evangelize, especially in small villages situated in remote areas of the country. The 300 new Pastors are ready to begin their ministry having concluded six years of preparation which included liturgical and pastoral formation and service of the poor: Many of them have done biblical studies abroad.

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  • Assisi event calls for peace as a human right

    Assisi event calls for peace as a human right

    2/6/2016 10:31:10 AM
    Among religious leaders on the stage with Pope Benedict XVI at the World Day of Peace in Assisi last week was Stan Noffsinger, general secretary of the Church of the Brethren. The main message of the Oct. 27 event was that peace is a human right, Noffsinger said in an interview on his return from Italy.

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