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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

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.

LUTHERAN WORLD INFORMATION
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

A bridge of fellowship across Asia :: Asia Lutheran Communion :: Communication Creates Communion

Topic: 5.Strengthening

A bridge of fellowship across Asia

Posted by: LWF-Asia on Jan 14, 2006 – 02:37 PM | Read 1997 times

This year as members of the Japan Evangelical Lutheran Church (JELC) gather to worship the Prince of Peace and sing "O Little Town of Bethlehem" at Christmas time, they will do so with a new understanding of both peace and Bethlehem.

Although Japan and Bethlehem stand at opposite ends of the vast Asian continent, there is now a new bridge that connects the two. It is the bridge of fellowship under girded by faith, which has been made visible through the visit of the Rev Dr Mitri Raheb to Japan, pastor of Christmas Lutheran Church in Bethlehem.

Dr Raheb came to Japan at the invitation of JELC in August this year to share his ministry through lectures in Tokyo and Kyoto, and to preach at Hiroshima Lutheran Church … 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