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Topic: 5.Geneva

LWF Press Release on the New Vatican Document

Posted by: LWF-Asia on Jul 13, 2007 – 05:04 AM | Read 998 times

LWF Dismayed by Vatican Document Despite Significant Ecumenical Results
General Secretary Noko Affirms Lutheran Churches’ "Understanding to Be Fully Church"

GENEVA, 11 July 2007 (LWI) * The Lutheran World Federation (LWF) has expressed dismay and disappointment that a document released this week by the Vatican’s Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, reasserts again for Roman Catholic theologians that the title "church" is not properly to be extended to Christian communities such as the LWF and its member bodies.

In a statement issued today in response to the Vatican document, "Responses to Some Questions Regarding Certain Aspects of the Doctrine on the Church," LWF General Secretary Rev. Dr Ishmael Noko affirms that "Lutheran churches do not accept the understandings of church or the description … Read more

Protestant dismay at new Vatican document :: Asia Lutheran Communion :: Communication Creates Communion

Topic: Ecumenical

Protestant dismay at new Vatican document

Posted by: LWF-Asia on Jul 11, 2007 – 10:28 PM | Read 1019 times

Rome/Geneva (ENI). A new document authorized by Pope Benedict XVI restating Roman Catholic views that Protestant denominations are not churches “in the proper sense” has been criticized as setting back the quest for Christian unity. The document says that Protestant denominations of the Reformation “have not preserved the genuine and integral substance of the Eucharistic mystery [and] cannot, according to Catholic doctrine, be called ‘Churches’ in the proper sense”.

The general secretary of the World Alliance of Reformed Churches, the Rev. Setri Nyomi, said of the document, “It makes us question the seriousness with which the Roman Catholic Church takes its dialogues with the Reformed family and other families of the church. It makes us question whether we are indeed praying together for Christian unity.”

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Anglicans move to avoid division over gay pastors :: Asia Lutheran Communion :: Communication Creates Communion

Topic: Ecumenical

Anglicans move to avoid division over gay pastors

Posted by: Arul_Aram on Jul 10, 2007 – 09:18 PM | Read 995 times

Members of the Church of England’s General Synod voted Sunday to begin drawing up a set of rules in a "covenant" that they hope will ward off future crises over gay issues within the Anglican Communion. Anglicans back ‘covenant’ to avoid schism over gay clerics

LONDON (AFP) – Members of the Church of England’s General Synod voted Sunday to begin drawing up a set of rules in a "covenant" that they hope will ward off future crises over gay issues within the Anglican Communion.

The covenant aims to commit the communion’s churches to a set of procedures that would help solve disputes, thereby avoiding future schisms.

The issue of gay marriage has split the 77-million-strong Anglican communion after the US Episcopal church, the communion’s American branch, … Read more

Canadian Lutherans elect their first national woman leader :: Asia Lutheran Communion :: Communication Creates Communion

Topic: 3.Church

Canadian Lutherans elect their first national woman leader

Posted by: LWF-Asia on Jun 25, 2007 – 10:59 PM | Read 1167 times

Vancouver (ENI)
The Rev. Susan Johnson is to become the first woman to hold the post of national bishop of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Canada. "I’m just overwhelmed and honoured by this incredible honour," Johnson said after her election at the denomination’s national convention in Winnipeg. She will succeed National Bishop Raymond Schultz, who announced in January that he will retire on 1 September 2007. Meanwhile, the Anglican Church of Canada, meeting in Winnipeg at the same time as the ELCIC, has elected Bishop Fred Hiltz as its new primate, or national leader. He defeated Bishop Victoria Matthews of Edmonton in the final ballot.

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LWI news online: www.lutheranworld.org/News/Welcome.EN.html

Canadian Lutherans Elect First Woman as National Bishop
Susan Johnson’s Election Reflects Commitment to … Read more

Upcoming Vacant Post in LWF Geneva :: Asia Lutheran Communion :: Communication Creates Communion

Topic: 5.Geneva

Upcoming Vacant Post in LWF Geneva

Posted by: LWF-Asia on Apr 15, 2007 – 07:51 PM | Read 1397 times

I would like to bring to your attention the advertising of the position of Secretary for Human Resources Development in the Department for Mission and Development.

The closing date for this position is 25 May 2007.

Kindly circulate this vacancy announcement widely within your constituency. Should you require more information, please feel free to contact our office.

For job description please click link below

POSITION DESCRIPTION

Department/Unit: Mission and Development
Position Title: Secretary for Human Resources Development
Position No.: 9373.01
Reports to: Director for Mission and Development

Basic Purpose
Assists member churches in their efforts to plan, organize and implement programs for the education and training of church workers and administers the LWF scholarship program in line with the Terms of Reference for the department, LWF policies and … Read more

Protest against a Fashionable Bottle Water Rights Campaigns :: Asia Lutheran Communion :: Communication Creates Communion

Topic: 6.Viewpoints

Protest against a Fashionable Bottle Water Rights Campaigns

Posted by: LWF-Asia on Feb 15, 2007 – 08:51 PM | Read 1281 times

It became fashionable for Linus Njoroge, a street boy at the 7th World Social Forum (WSF) in Nairobi, Kenya, to carry one bottle of water in his hip pocket and another in his hand.

He had gone to the Moi International Sports Center, Kasarani, to see "this big meeting" where thousands of people had converged to discuss the possibility of ‘another world’. But what he found out was that everyone there carried bottled water, unlike his, which he had filled in a nearby tap.

Njoroge’s case could be isolated, but the anger that marked the protests on water rights at the 20-25 January 2007 WSF tells of a new conflict, which might catch many governments unaware, according to some of the WSF participants.

The story from … Read more