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Logo of LWF 11th Assembly

Posted by: LWI on Thursday, July 03, 2008 | Read 2039 times
Logo of LWF 11th Assembly The logo for the 11th Assembly of the Lutheran World Federation (LWF) to be held in 2010 in Germany, was presented to the Council.

The Assembly host church, Evangelical Church in Württemberg, Germany, together with an agency developed the logo. The 11th Assembly will take place 20 - 27 July 2010 in Stuttgart, Germany.


The future new LWF

Posted by: LWI on Monday, June 30, 2008 | Read 1868 times
LWF Renewal Committee Report Outlines Theological and Governance Implications
Bishop Raymond Schultz Presents Committee Report

ARUSHA, Tanzania/GENEVA, 30 June 2008 (LWI) -The Renewal Committee of the Lutheran World Federation (LWF) presented its second draft report to the LWF Council meeting 25-30 June in Arusha, Tanzania, which summarizes proposals for LWF's renewal.


Elicits Calls for Concerted Action on Climate Change

Posted by: LWI on Sunday, June 29, 2008 | Read 1707 times
ARUSHA, Tanzania/GENEVA, 28 June 2008 (LWI) – Participants in the Lutheran World Federation (LWF) Council expressed appreciation for environmental concern issues presented in the LWF President’s address. Questions and remarks during the report’s plenary discussion revolved around how the LWF member churches might turn these concerns into action.


LWF Council Meets in Arusha, Tanzania

Posted by: LWI on Sunday, June 22, 2008 | Read 1954 times
GENEVA, 19 June 2008 (LWI) - Representatives from member churches of the Lutheran World Federation (LWF) gather in Arusha, Tanzania for the 25 - 30 June meeting of the LWF Council, hosted by the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Tanzania (ELCT). The meeting's theme is "Melting Snow on Mount Kilimanjaro: A Witness of a Suffering Creation."


Discussion Forum

Posted by: LWF-Asia on Wednesday, June 18, 2008 | Read 4494 times
Dear Readers

A 'hot issue' has been raised at our web Discussion Forum (click topic on left column of webpage). Registered readers may join the discussion and leave your comments.


Asia Lutheran News 39 ready for download!

Posted by: Timo on Thursday, June 12, 2008 | Read 2092 times
Dear Readers

ALN39 is ready for you to click away at asia-lutheran.org/aln/39.ALN.pdf

This issue we pay tribute to a great church leader, the late Rt Rev Dr Wesley Kigasung, who passed away on May 14 following an illness.

Click on the image of ALN on the top right column of this page to read ALN 39.


From Hong Kong to Geneva - Internship experience in LWF

Posted by: Francis Chan Cheong- on Saturday, June 07, 2008 | Read 2412 times
Francis Chan
Greetings from Geneva ! My name is Francis Chan, from Tsung Tsin Mission of Hong Kong. I am currently working in LWF- Department of Mission of Development (DMD) as an intern, mainly with the Youth Desk. I came to Geneva on February this year and will stay until November for a 10-month internship program.


New Leadership in JELC, Japan

Posted by: LWF-Asia on Thursday, June 05, 2008 | Read 1973 times
The president Rev Sumiyuki Watanabe and the Executive director Rev Yasuhiro Tatena The Rev Sumiyuki Watanabe (right) was elected as the new President of the Japan Evangelical Lutheran Church during the General Assembly of the church from May 1-3. The term is two years with eligibility for re-election up to three terms. Other elected officials include the Rev Isamu Aota, former Executive Director, as Vice-President and Rev Yasuhiro Tatena (left), pastor of Hiroshima Lutheran Church congregation, as Executive Director.


LWF Project Committee Meeting, Latvia

Posted by: LWF-Asia on Wednesday, June 04, 2008 | Read 2048 times
Project Committee in Riga during the session
The fifth meeting of the 3rd LWF Project Committee after the Winnipeg assembly took place in Riga Latvia, at the invitation of Archbishop Janis Vanags of the Evangelical Lutheran Church of Latvia from May 13-16, 2008.


Farewell Barbara (ELCA)

Posted by: ELCA Global Mission on Tuesday, June 03, 2008 | Read 3980 times
(Letter from the Rev Rafael Malpica Padilla, Executive Director of Global Mission, Evangelical Lutheran Church in America)

Rev Barbara Lund Our colleague, the Rev Barbara Lund, has received and accepted a call to lead a center for spirituality in Saint Paul, Minnesota. Barbara will begin in this new position on July 14, 2008, and her last day in the office will be July 3, 2008.

Barbara has served in the Global Mission Program Unit since 1999, first as Director for Events, and as Director for the Asia-Pacific Continental Desk.


New President of KELC, Japan

Posted by: KELC on Monday, June 02, 2008 | Read 2001 times
Rev Shigeo Sueoka
We are happy to announce that the newly elected leader of Kinki Evangelical Lutheran Church (KELC) is the Rev Shigeo Sueoka. He was born in 1962 and ordained as a pastor in 1997. During the Church General Assembly on March 21, 2008, Rev Sueoka was elected as President after having served as Church Secretary for four years. (KELC)


International Church Action for Peace in Palestine and Israel

Posted by: ELCJHL on Monday, June 02, 2008 | Read 1945 times
The Wall in Palestine The World Council of Churches is inviting member churches and related organizations to join a week of advocacy and action for a just peace in Palestine and Israel. Participants will contribute to a common international witness for peace in early June 2008. The heads of churches in Jerusalem have asked churches worldwide to use a common prayer for peace on Sunday, June 8. The tragic events in Israel and Palestine call people of faith and goodwill to act on their shared hopes that justice will be done. More information, at www.oikumene.org and www.elcjhl.org.


Reaching Out by Radio

Posted by: jnekka on Sunday, June 01, 2008 | Read 1769 times
Kurukh language radio program producer Sunil Tirkey, the former Bishop of the NW Gossner Lutheran church
The North West Gossner Evangelical Lutheran Church, Ranchi, Jharkhand, India has been partnering with Trans World Radio to broadcast the Gospel of Jesus Christ in the Kurukh (Oraon) language. Considering this an important ministry, Bishop N. Lakra has reaffirmed this partnership of radio ministry which is still very relevant in this part of the world.


Leadership of ELCHK

Posted by: ELCHK on Thursday, May 29, 2008 | Read 1951 times
Bishop Nicholas Tai Hong Kong Evangelical Lutheran Church
The Annual Assembly of the Evangelical Lutheran Church of Hong Kong (ELCHK) was held on May 1, 2008. The offices of Bishop, Vice Bishop and Executive Committee have been assigned anew. We are glad that Rev. Nicholas Tai Ho-fai and Rev. Jenny Chan Kin-lai have been reelected to the office of Bishop and Vice Bishop. May God bless their service in our church and in our worldwide partnerships.


Catholic Newspaper in Malaysia Wins First Round of Legal Battle Against ‘ALLAH’

Posted by: Erik_Lai on Tuesday, May 27, 2008 | Read 1786 times
KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia: A Roman Catholic newspaper cleared its first legal hurdle Monday in its fight against a Malaysian government ban on Christians using the word “Allah” as a synonym for “God.”

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