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LWF Invites Online Contributions

Posted by: LWF-Asia on Jul 31, 2007 – 12:34 AM | Read 1070 times

Donate LWFAn Opportunity to Support the Communion’s Worldwide Activities

It is now possible to donate directly online to the humanitarian, mission and development work of the Lutheran World Federation (LWF), as well as to its general programs. A new donation portal with the slogan "Get Involved – Make a Difference – A Better World is Possible," invites Internet users to support the communion’s worldwide activities.

Make your contribution to the LWF through: http://donations.lutheranworld.org

An opportunity is offered to enter into partnership with the LWF and accompany its work on a long-term basis. As described by LWF Office for Communication Services Director, Ms Karin Achtelstetter, the portal allows LWF Web site visitors to "go on a voyage of discovery, find out about the LWF’s many different programs and projects, be … Read more

LWF Press Release on the New Vatican Document :: Asia Lutheran Communion :: Communication Creates Communion

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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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

Indian Pastor joins Communication Committee :: Asia Lutheran Communion :: Communication Creates Communion

Topic: 5.Geneva

Indian Pastor joins Communication Committee

Posted by: LWF-Asia on Jun 07, 2007 – 11:00 PM | Read 1044 times

Augustine Jeyakumar The LWF Council had elected Rev AG Augustine Jeyakumar, executive secretary of the United Evangelical Lutheran Church in India (UELCI), as a member of the Program Committee for Communication Services. He replaces Rev Chandran Paul Martin, former UELCI executive secretary, who in June 2006 took up the position of LWF Deputy General Secretary at the LWF secretariat in Geneva, Switzerland.

A member of the Arcot Lutheran Church, Jeyakumar, 59, has served the Chennai (India)-based UELCI in different capacities for more than three decades. Prior to his election in March 2006 as head of the body of Lutheran churches in India, he was executive secretary of the LWF National Committee in India and director of the UELCI Division for Social Action. The communication committee oversees the work of … Read more

LINK UP! New LWF DMD & DTS Web Pages :: Asia Lutheran Communion :: Communication Creates Communion

Topic: 5.Geneva

LINK UP! New LWF DMD & DTS Web Pages

Posted by: LWF-Asia on Jun 05, 2007 – 10:56 PM | Read 1043 times

DMD website
We are pleased to inform you that the new DMD & DTS web pages have been published. The new web section includes new pages, new and updated texts, new images and captions, a new main and left side navigation as well as many PDF documents.

Please have a look at (English):

DMD site click here

DTS site click here

The German version will follow later. Please also invite your networks and contact persons to visit the LWF/DMD & DTS web pages. (DMD: Department for Mission & Development; DTS: Department for Theology & Studies)

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