KATUYOLA, Zambia — What began as a gathering of residents from Katuyola—a group of neighboring villages in the North-Western Province of Zambia—to reflect on the development of local Bahá’í educational programs may well be a defining moment for their communities.
As Russian missiles continue to rain on cities in Ukraine, local churches do what they can to support those affected by the war.
Voices from the Communion: National Bishop Dr Jean Baïguelé reflects on African realities in church life
(LWI) – The Lutheran World Federation (LWF) will host its annual Retreat of Newly-Elected Leaders (RoNEL) at the Communion Office (CO) in Geneva and the LWF Center in Wittenberg, 4-12 September. The meeting in a series convened for new leaders of LWF’s member churches around the world will be the first in-person gathering since the COVID-19 pandemic.
he Universal Periodic Review is a mechanism used by the Human Rights Council to review the human rights situation of United Nations member states
On 26 June 2022, the Lutheran congregation in Rome celebrated the 100th anniversary of the dedication of the Christ Church with a festive cantata service at which the President of the Council of the Evangelical Church in Germany (EKD), Präses Dr. h.c. Annette Kurschus, preached the sermon.
LWF is responding to the Ukraine crisis through a four-pronged approach, combining targeted humanitarian support with global advocacy, prayer and capacity building of its member churches in the region.
La quinta fase della Commissione luterano-cattolica sull'unità (2008-2019) è ora giunta alla sua conclusione ufficiale con la finalizzazione del documento Baptism and Growth in Communion.
As Americans honour the memory of civil rights leader Martin Luther King, Jr., the Bishops of the United States call on all people of goodwill to continue to draw from his example and to carry on his work for equality and justice in American society.
(LWI) – The Lutheran World Federation (LWF) has expressed deep concern over the “sometimes hard and painful” journey endured by its member church and people in Cuba, and pledged the communion’s solidarity amid a worsening social, political and economic situation, now aggravated by the COVID-19 pandemic.
On the Day of Friendship between Copts and Catholics, which is celebrated yearly on 10 May commemorating the historical encounter between Pope Paul VI and Pope Shenouda III on 10 May 1973, Pope Francis sent a letter to Pope Tawadros II expressing joy for the spiritual bonds existing between the see of Saint Peter and that of Saint Mark.
On 13 May 2021 the community of the Evangelical Lutheran Church of Rome organized, as in previous years, an “Ecumenical Worship for the Ascension”.
One of the key pillars for mobilizing international commitment to address climate change within the Paris Agreement is the Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs).
(LWI) - The Institute for Ecumenical Research in Strasbourg, France, will offer its recently introduced ecumenism study seminar online, this time focusing on the self-understanding, “to be Lutheran is to be ecumenical.”
(LWI) - “Damit die Saat aufgeht” (So that the seeds may grow), an exhibition that opened its doors to the public on 14 March in Saxony, Germany, invites Christians to reflect on how everyday lifestyles can promote responsibility for justice, peace, the integrity of creation and build a welcoming community.
(LWI) - Known as the “internet priest” Rev. Charlotte Frycklund spends her days and evenings on the Church of Sweden’s (CoS) social media accounts, along with the church’s communications team, connecting people to the church, answering simple to complex questions about faith, church and theology, and offering prayers during the unprecedented times of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.
The Joint Declaration on the Doctrine of Justification (1999) constitutes a major achievement in the search for Christian unity, effectively resolving one of the key theological conflicts of the Reformation.
(LWI) - The Evangelical Lutheran Church in Tanzania (ELCT) Presiding Bishop Dr Fredrick O. Shoo has issued a statement encouraging local church leaders to fully participate in educating the church and communities on necessary precautions to curb the spread of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic in the country. The bishop urged people to follow the instructions of health care specialists in order to stay safe.
(LWI) - In 2019, Rev. Frank Mexon Mng’ong’o graduated from Tumaini University Makumira. He was ordained in January 2020 and appointed the youth coordinator for the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Tanzania (ELCT) in May of the same year.
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