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Posted by: Prasuna on Wednesday, May 22, 2013 | Read 8 times
April 2013 is a significant month for Asia Desk/DMD-LWF as four important meetings, Mekong Mission Forum, WICAS-Asia meeting, LUCAS and ACLC meetings. Among these WICAS, LUCAS and ACLC took place this month.
Auspiciously, April is a significant month for Thailand too where Thais across the country rejoice as they mark Royal Highness Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn’s birthday anniversary on 2nd April. Added to that April is also a month of great celebrations for the traditional Thai New Year falls on 13-15 April.
The Thai New Year is also known as Songkron festival. It is a time when Thais return to their hometowns to be with their loved ones, and to pay respects to their elderly relatives to be blessed by them. The Songkran festival is also known as Water festival as it is marked by splashing of water everywhere – in the streets, shopping malls, public parks, etc – as a symbol of well-wishing. Songkram is a time for giving, loving and cherishing. It is also a time to preserve the beautiful culture and traditions of the Thai New Year for future generations to admire.
Posted by: Prasuna on Wednesday, May 22, 2013 | Read 10 times
Ten members of the twelve member churches, three LWF Council members from Asia who are now formally members of LUCAS and four LWF staff and WESALUC – WICAS Regional Coordinator met for two days at the Camillian Pastoral Care Center, Latrabang, Bangkok, Thailand on 10-11 April 2013. Members represented Korea, Japan, Taiwan, Malaysia, Hong Kong, Indonesia, and Australia, with the majority of LUCAS members and meeting participants coming from India.
Dr Willian Chang welcomed LWF General Secretary, Rev Martin Junge, and LUCAS members for 2013 meeting. Ms Eun-hae Kwon (Vice-President of Asia Region) also welcomed the gathering.
The LUCAS meeting was chaired by the LWF Vice-President of Asia, Ms Eun-hae Kwon, a member of the Lutheran Church in Korea. The LWF Asia Secretary, Rev Dr William Chang, as well the Regional Expression Officer for the Communion in Asia, Rev Prasuna Gnana Nelavala organised the meeting.
Posted by: Prasuna on Wednesday, May 22, 2013 | Read 10 times
The Asia WICAS Regional meeting took place under the leadership of LWF WICAS Secretary Rev Dr Elaine Neuenfeldt in Bangkok, Thailand at Camillian Pastoral Care Center on 10 and 11 April 2013 prior to LUCAS and ACLC meetings. The thematic programme priorities and strategies towards 2017 have been planned in the meeting. It was decided to organize a conference in Asia for both women and men in 2014.
The priorities to be worked out in the conference are:
1. How Gender Justice Policy can be contextualized in Asia
2. Female Leadership
3. Advocacy: There is an urgent need to address the migration realities, asking how it affects women; also, we saw that it is necessary to address the issue of cultural practices that discriminate women in church and society
4. Women’s Theology: increasing women in theological studies will build the capacity to have more women in decision making and women in ordained ministry.
Posted by: Timo on Monday, May 13, 2013 | Read 103 times
It is with real joy that Lutheran Church in Australia shares that at its recent convention of Synod, the LCA elected Rev John Henderson to be its fifth national leader. After his installation in July, Rev Henderson will be the Bishop of the Lutheran Church of Australia (LCA).
Pastor Henderson brings to the office broad pastoral and leadership experience within the LCA and beyond. He has been Principal of Australian Lutheran College for these past four years. Prior to that (2002-2008) he served the LCA in the seconded position of General Secretary with the National Council of Churches in Australia (NCCA), based in Sydney.
Posted by: Timo on Thursday, May 09, 2013 | Read 105 times
Trafficking and related exploitative practices in the offshore or long haul fishing industry have recently captured the attention of international and local organizations. The meeting brought together over 40 delegates from Cambodia, Indonesia, the Philippines, Taiwan, Thailand, Singapore, and Vietnam with observers from New Zealand, Norway, and the UK to evaluate the welfare given to seafarers.
Posted by: Timo on Friday, March 22, 2013 | Read 522 times
It gives me great pleasure to present Asia Lutheran News (ALN 60) to you which focuses on the need for Reformation in 21st century in Asian member churches. God has called the Asian Lutheran Communion to minister to her people. As the Lutheran World is marching towards 500th anniversary of Reformation this issue challenges the Lutheran communion in Asia to re-examine her ministry, teachings and theology and reform our Lutheran traditions to Trans-form our communities to have a better communion.
Posted by: Timo on Tuesday, January 29, 2013 | Read 636 times
ALN 59 Wishes you Many More God’s Blessings in 2013. We value your contributions and feedback. Our next ALN is devoted to the theme on “Reformation in 21st century: Asian Perspectives.” Any feature articles, news items, Bible Studies and reports are welcome.
Posted by: Timo on Wednesday, September 26, 2012 | Read 1314 times
Warm greetings in the precious name of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ!
At the outset I would like to apologize for almost two years of ALN’s silence on the website. As I took this new responsibility in October 2011, it took time to organize things systematically.
However, I would like to let you know that we are back in business seriously and I assure you that six copies per year will be published.
ALN 57 can be downloaded now and ALN 55 and 56 can be downloaded from "back issues" page.
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Posted by: LWF-Asia on Sunday, June 12, 2011 | Read 3569 times
Lutheran Church Representatives Share Good Practices on Mission
MONTREUX, Switzerland/GENEVA, 6 June 2011 (LWI) – When representatives of Lutheran churches from around the world gathered to discuss how concrete church intervention is needed in today’s world, the first person to tell her story was Kyioe Narita of the Japan Lutheran Church.
Her moving thank you for the humanitarian support her church received from the global Lutheran family following the March 2011 devastating earthquake and tsunami in Japan seemed a fitting starting point for the stories that followed from Asia, Latin America and Africa.
Posted by: LWI on Wednesday, May 04, 2011 | Read 2598 times
Symposium Participants Say Work Has not Always Promoted Human Dignity
GENEVA, 4 May 2011 (LWI) - The Protestant Reformer Martin Luther developed a new understanding of the meaning of work but churches have had a mixed record in dealing with labor movements, a symposium of The Lutheran World Federation (LWF) held in Geneva heard.
Luther, said Rev. Dr Martin Robra, a German theologian, questioned the value given to contemplative monastic life in the church of his era and instead underlined the importance of manual labor for the community.
Posted by: LWI on Wednesday, May 04, 2011 | Read 2253 times
“LWF together” kicks off on 1 May
GENEVA, 29 April 2011 (LWI) – On 1 May 2011, over 100 youth groups from the seven regions of The Lutheran World Federation (LWF) will embark on a six-month long common journey.
Within the framework of an experimental global LWF program, they will exchange ideas and organize activities around a shared concern: environmental justice.
The program, “LWF together - the earth needs you,” introduces a new and innovative methodology to the Lutheran communion.
Posted by: LWI on Sunday, April 24, 2011 | Read 2722 times
Holy Week Letter Reiterates Prayers and Support from LWF
Geneva, 20 April 2011 (LWI) - The Lutheran World Federation (LWF) General Secretary Rev. Martin Junge has sent a Holy Week message of praise and support to Japanese Lutherans who are among those providing assistance to people affected by the devastating 11 March earthquake and tsunami.
The death toll of the calamitous earthquake and tsunami had by 19 April exceeded 14,000 people Japan's National Police Agency said, but a further 13,660 are still missing. Some 140,000 people are now in shelters after they were evacuated due to radiation alerts or their homes were destroyed.
Posted by: LWI on Friday, April 08, 2011 | Read 2856 times
Region Commits to Communion-Building, Interfaith Dialogue
GENEVA, 8 April 2011 (LWI) – The final message of The Lutheran World Federation (LWF) Asia Church Leadership Conference (ACLC) “On Being a Lutheran Communion in the Asian Context: Understanding and Implications,” is now available on the LWF Web site.
Posted by: LWI on Thursday, March 24, 2011 | Read 2823 times
Caution against Market-Driven Evangelism
KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia/GENEVA, 21 March 2011 (LWI) - Proclaiming the gospel in Asia, a multi-religious and multi-cultural society where Christians are a minority, should not be seen as a threat to other faiths, says Indonesian theologian Rev. Dr Martin Sinaga.
The study secretary for Theology and the Church at The Lutheran World Federation (LWF) Department for Theology and Studies said he appreciated the vibrant growth of Christians in Asia, estimated at 300 million people, which he attributed to evangelization efforts.
Posted by: LWI on Thursday, March 24, 2011 | Read 2145 times
Asian Church Leaders Seek More Engagement at Local Level
KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia/GENEVA, 21 March 2011 (LWI) – Language and communication remain key challenges as women and youth leaders in Asia seek to participate fully in the life of The Lutheran World Federation (LWF), says Rev. Shu-Chen (Selma) Chen from Taiwan.
“Given Asia’s multi-lingual context, language is a major challenge that we have to address as we seek meaningful participation in the mission and life of the Lutheran communion,” Chen said in an interview with Lutheran World Information (LWI).
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