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Lutherans in Asia Encouraged to Lead in Diakonia and Diapraxis :: Asia Lutheran Communion :: Communication Creates Communion

Topic: 3.Church

Lutherans in Asia Encouraged to Lead in Diakonia and Diapraxis

Posted by: LWI on Dec 12, 2009 – 08:27 AM | Read 1285 times

Discussion Group on DiakoniaLWF Regional Meeting Calls for Education and Resources to Enable Active Engagement

BANGKOK, Thailand/GENEVA, 10 December 2009 (LWI) – Diakonia is the gospel in action. Diapraxis is interfaith diakonia. But, as participants at the Lutheran World Federation (LWF) Asia Pre-Assembly Consultation (APAC) and Asia Church Leadership Conference (ACLC) deliberated further, they agreed these expressions of church mission encompassed much more.

Members of a group discussion on "Diakonia as Reaction to Exclusion" at the 6-9 December regional LWF meeting in Bangkok, Thailand, concluded that diakonia is service that reconciles, empowers and accompanies. Diakonia, they agreed, is prophetic when it announces an alternative way of being or denounces injustice in defense of marginalized people.

Another group discussed diapraxis, based on a report … Read more

Serve Christ by Serving One Another! :: Asia Lutheran Communion :: Communication Creates Communion

Topic: 5.Geneva

Serve Christ by Serving One Another!

Posted by: LWF-Asia on Jan 22, 2006 – 03:40 PM | Read 2822 times

Rev. Dr. Ishmael Noko, LWF General SecretaryNew Year Message from the LWF General Secretary

"He is called Wonderful, Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace." This is the one of whom the prophet spoke and who the three magi were seeking on their journey toward that bright star. They journeyed with gifts of gold, frankincense and myrrh for that tiny baby, our Savior. As we move into the New Year and the Season of Epiphany, we too find ourselves on a similar journey, each bearing our own gifts. We recall our achievements and failures, joys and sorrows, and seek new ways to effectively serve as God’s faithful witnesses to the gospel, bearing Christ’s mission on earth.

One of the recent stops on our journey was in the island city of Hong Kong, China, … Read more