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.
(LWI) - Vladimir Tatarnikov is the only pastor for the Evangelical-Lutheran congregations in the whole of Belarus. Since the presidential elections in August 2020, the country has seen continuous protests. One of the congregations Tatarnikov serves is in Grodno, which lies in western Belarus, near the Polish and Lithuanian borders.
(LWI) - LWF is running a pilot project focused on the mental health of teenager refugees in Uganda, offering them a way to process trauma and equipping them for the future.
(LWI) - The shop of Oumarou Baba has merely a fridge size: A small wooden cabinet filled with bottles of soft drinks and snacks. Every night, Baba closes it with a padlock. To him, this little shop means a new beginning and the hope to reunite with his family.
(LWI) - "I debated whether to go begging at the community market, but I thought of my children and their future. I do not want them to feel weak and hopeless or to feel the stigma of having to beg."
(LWI) – The Lutheran World Federation (LWF) President Archbishop Dr. Panti Filibus Musa has received the "'Patron of Gender Justice Champion in Africa" award for his leadership "in the fight against gender-based violence and all forms of injustices against women."
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