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Posted by: ELC-MP on Friday, January 21, 2011 | Read 1832 times
To all concerned
In the name of the Lord Jesus Christ, this is to convey to all that the dedicated servant of God, Rt Rev Lawrence G Rao, Bishop Emeritus of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Madhra Pradesh (ELCMP) breathed his last on 20th January, 2011. After completing his clergymanship services, he has now been called by God Almighty.
His burial ceremony took place at 04:00 pm on 20th January, 2011 at Christian Grave Yard at Chhindwara in which Jehovah Nissi will bless him with eternal sleep till the Lord's second coming. Please pray for members of the bereaved family members of the entire ELCMP.
Rt Rev E Panchoo
Bishop, ELC in MP
Posted by: LWI/UELCI on Thursday, January 20, 2011 | Read 2272 times
A Step Toward Inclusion, Reconciliation and Equal Opportunity
TITUPATI, India/GENEVA, 20 January 2011 (LWI) – The South Andhra Lutheran Church (SALC) in India ordained its first women pastors on 12 January, marking a new era for ordained ministry in the church whose history dates back to 1865.
“Finally the dream has come true,” said SALC Bishop Chandra Sekhar at the ordination service of the four women and two male pastors at St Peter’s Lutheran Church in Tirupathi. He noted that historical, cultural and traditional roots of SALC had prevented theologically trained women from “even dreaming of ordination.”
Posted by: STS on Tuesday, January 18, 2011 | Read 2359 times
Based on the Christian biblical mandate to express love, care and concern within society, Sabah Theological Seminary now endeavors to develop a new department to facilitate and nurture theological students in attaining professionalism in providing Christian Social Concern services. Students who choose this particular track will be provided with exposure in theology of social care, techniques of human services, human behaviour and social environment, community care and social work management. Sufficient practicum hours will also be provided. On graduation, students of the Social Concern track will be well equipped to establish, manage and serve in social concern institutions of the church, and provide community services to people of all ages within the wider community.
Posted by: LWI on Sunday, January 16, 2011 | Read 1079 times
Posted by: ALC on Tuesday, January 11, 2011 | Read 2435 times
The Arcot Lutheran Church has elected its new church board on November 6, 2010 at the Resurrection Church, Cuddalore, India. The new office bearers for the period of 2010 to 2013 are:
Rt Rev R Davadass Vijiyakumar, Bishop
Mr B Jeasudian, Secretary
Rev Dr VVJ Gurunathan, Treasurer
Rev V Samuel Kenndy, Central Manager
Rev P Nelladass, Property Officer
Posted by: LWI on Tuesday, January 04, 2011 | Read 1872 times
Resist Violence, LWF General Secretary Urges
2011 New Year Message Cautions of Religion’s Role in Fueling Violence
GENEVA, 4 January 2011 (LWI) - The Lutheran World Federation (LWF) General Secretary Rev. Martin Junge has urged in his 2011 New Year Message that Christians adopt language and actions that foster nonviolence and peace-building.
“I pray that this New Year will find us deeply engaged locally, regionally and globally in all possible efforts to overcome violence, hatred and persecution, and to resist manipulation of religion as a fuel to violence motivated by other interests,” Junge said in his New Year Message issued on 4 January.
Posted by: LWF-Asia on Friday, December 31, 2010 | Read 942 times
Posted by: LWF-Asia on Tuesday, December 21, 2010 | Read 2106 times
Decision of the LWF Executive Committee on the Area Secretary for Asia
The LWF Executive Committee has appointed Rev Dr William S C CHANG, pastor of the Lutheran Church in Singapore (LCS), to the position of Area Secretary for Asia in the LWF-DMD for a period four years.
Dr Chang will take office in Geneva as soon as his work permit is approved by the Swiss authorities. H will be invited to participate in the upcoming meeting of the Lutheran Council in Asia (LUCAS) and the Asia Church Leadership Conference (ACLC) in Kuala Lumpur Malaysia from March 8-9 and 10-13, 2011.
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Posted by: LWI on Monday, December 20, 2010 | Read 1768 times
Importance of Continuing Ecumenical Relations Stressed by Both Leaders
VATICAN City, Vatican/GENEVA, 16 December 2010 (LWI) - The Lutheran World Federation (LWF) President Bishop Dr Munib A. Younan has invited Pope Benedict XVI to work together with the Lutheran communion in realizing an ecumenically accountable commemoration of the 500th anniversary of the beginning of the Protestant Reformation.
Posted by: LWF-OP on Thursday, December 16, 2010 | Read 2099 times
Position: LWF Regional Officer for Expression of Communion in Asia
Reports to: Area Secretary for Asia
Department for Mission and Development
Place of Assignment: to be defined in Asia
Starting Date: 1 April 2011
Duration of contract: 3 years with possibility for extension
Required Qualifications: (click link below)
Posted by: LWI on Wednesday, December 15, 2010 | Read 1131 times
First Official Visit for New Leadership Including General Secretary and Regional Vice Presidents
GENEVA, 15 December 2010 (LWI) – Representatives of The Lutheran World Federation (LWF) led by the president Bishop Dr Munib A. Younan will visit Pope Benedict XVI at the Vatican on 16 December.
The seven-member delegation includes also the general secretary, Rev. Martin Junge and these regional vice presidents of the Lutheran communion elected at the July 2010 Eleventh Assembly in Stuttgart, Germany: from Africa, Presiding Bishop Alex G. Malasusa (Tanzania); from Central Eastern Europe, Bishop Tamás Fabiny (Hungary); and from the Nordic region, Presiding Bishop Helga Haugland Byfuglien (Norway). These LWF officers, together with the staff persons participating in the visit, represent all LWF regions.
Posted by: LCA-BFM on Thursday, December 09, 2010 | Read 2235 times
South Australian school students formed part of a unique team assisting Cambodian villagers with medical – and spiritual – first aid
To share the love of Jesus Christ with the people of Kampong Chhnang province, Cambodia, a unique team of 90 people from different parts of Australia, Singapore and Hong Kong came together – for 13 days – in July this year. Among this group were 10 Year Eleven students and three staff members from Unity College Murray Bridge, South Australia, as well as Western Australian District president Rev Greg Pfeiffer and wife, Janet.
This team’s practical work and ministry built on the past medical, dental, optical and ministry teams which had been coordinated in Kampong Chhnang during the past four and a half years by the Lutheran Church in Singapore, through Lutheran World Mission (LWM) Cambodia, under the leadership of Dr William Chang.
Posted by: LWI on Monday, December 06, 2010 | Read 1846 times
There Is Hope Even in the Midst of Darkness
GENEVA, 3 December 2010 (LWI) - In his 2010 Christmas message, The Lutheran World Federation (LWF) President Bishop Munib A. Younan reminds Christians around the world that Christ comes to bring his light and hope to those surrounded by darkness.
Younan’s reflections are based on 2 Corinthians 4:6. He also evokes the story of the 33 Chilean miners, who earlier this year were buried beneath tons of rock for more than two months before they were finally rescued.
Posted by: ENI on Sunday, December 05, 2010 | Read 1018 times
Manila (ENInews). Asian Christian leaders have challenged what they describe as a distorted interpretation of the Bible's Genesis story about God telling Adam and Eve to "subdue" the earth and to "have dominion" over other living species and non-living resources on the planet. "The misinterpretation, which has been blamed on Christians, has helped legitimise the wanton profit-oriented exploitation of the planet and its resources," said Hrangthan Chhungi of the Presbyterian Church of India. She said that the more appropriate translation from Hebrew, the language in which Genesis is written, is "to over-see and take care, rather than to subdue and have dominion".
Posted by: LWI on Monday, November 29, 2010 | Read 1010 times
Emphasis on Theology of Accompaniment
GENEVA, 26 November 2010 (LWI) - The worldwide family of Lutherans must work together to serve and heal the broken world, Bishop Dr Munib A. Younan, president of The Lutheran World Federation (LWF) said in a 25 November address in Geneva.
“We are called to work to eradicate poverty, to be prophetic against injustice, to be bridge builders between South and North and East and West, to strengthen our sisters and brothers who suffer or find discrimination because of their faith, and to be responsible for the integrity of creation,” Younan said.
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