Category Archives: Lutheran World Federation (LWF) News

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LWF President Younan greets the WCC Assembly. Photo: Peter Williams/WCC

Lutheran Leader Encourages the Church to Raise Its Prophetic Voice (LWI) – In his greeting to the 10th Assembly of the World Council of Churches (WCC) earlier today, The Lutheran World Federation (LWF) President Bishop Dr Munib A. Younan assured churches of LWF’s accompaniment in efforts to raise a prophetic voice for justice and peace […]

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LWF Council member Philip Lok, Lutheran Church in Malaysia and Singapore. Photo: LWF/H. Putsman-Penet

Court Rules That Christian Publication May Not Use “Allah” Name (LWI) – The Lutheran World Federation (LWF) has expressed deep concern over a Court of Appeal ruling in Malaysia, forbidding a Roman Catholic publication from using the Malay-language word “Allah” for God. In a 5 November letter to LWF member church leaders in Malaysia, LWF […]

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The Pope received a refugee’s teapot as an invitation to work together for the suffering neighbor. Photo: Osservatore Romano

(LWI) – During an audience with Pope Francis at the Vatican earlier today, leaders from The Lutheran World Federation (LWF) expressed gratitude for the partnership with the Roman Catholic Church that makes it possible for churches to strengthen their commitment to the poor and vulnerable. “As people who have been encountered by Christ, we are […]

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LWF President Bishop Younan meets LCA Bishop John Henderson. Photo: LCA/Rosie Schefe

(LWI) – Bishop Dr Munib A. Younan, President of The Lutheran World Federation (LWF), has told Lutheran educators from across Australia that education can act as an instrument for peace and understanding among diverse communities. “Education gives us the tools to transform the world,” Younan told 1,000 delegates at the Australian Conference on Lutheran Education […]

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(LWI) Bishop Dr Munib A. Younan of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Jordan and the Holy Land (ELCJHL) welcomed the Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby to Jerusalem during the Archbishop’s visit to the Holy Land, 26-29 June. This was Welby’s first official visit to the region since his installation earlier this year as the Primate […]

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Cardinal Koch: Keynote Address to LWF Council (LWI) Presenting the keynote address to the Council of The Lutheran World Federation (LWF) today, Kurt Cardinal Koch, President of the Pontifical Council for Promoting Christian Unity (PCPCU), reflected on the joint Lutheran-Roman Catholic publication, “From Conflict to Communion,” which was launched during the meeting of the LWF governing […]

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UNHCR Initiative Supports Refugees’ Protection and Promotes Interreligious Cooperation (LWI) – The Lutheran World Federation (LWF) President Bishop Dr Munib A. Younan has endorsed a historic code of conduct declaration that calls for faith leaders, faith-based organizations and communities to enhance efforts to embrace and support millions of refugees, internally displaced and stateless people, and to […]

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GENEVA, 12 April 2013 (LWI) – The first-ever global Arms Trade Treaty will be an important tool for peaceful and non-violent resolution of conflicts, with justice and respect for the dignity and rights of every person, says Bishop Dr Munib A. Younan, President of The Lutheran World Federation (LWF). In a statement today welcoming the adoption […]

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JERUSALEM – Bishop Munib Younan met with the heads of churches at the Latin Patriarchate in Jerusalem today to give his Easter greetings. Ten of the thirteen heads of churches were present, as well as priests and Bishops from Jerusalem. The Lutheran delegation to the meeting included Bishop Younan, Propst Wolfgang Schmidt, representative of the […]

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GENEVA, 14 March 2013 (LWI) – The Lutheran World Federation (LWF) has greeted the newly elected leader of the Roman Catholic Church, Pope Francis, on his first day in office, expressing the Lutheran Communion’s joy for Catholics and urging continued dialogue with Lutherans. The Roman Catholic College of Cardinals elected Argentinian Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio on […]

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