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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

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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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

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

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

Topic: 5.Geneva

LWF Treasurer Stoll Thanks Churches for Support to Endowment Fund

Posted by: LWF-Asia on Feb 05, 2007 – 07:30 PM | Read 1115 times

Peter Stolls, The treasurer of LWF
First Goal of CHF 10 Million Attained
The Treasurer of the Lutheran World Federation (LWF) Mr Peter Stoll thanked the LWF member churches for their support toward the LWF Foundation – Endowment Fund, which reached its first goal of CHF 10 million in October 2006.

"We are grateful and proud that the Endowment Fund reached its first capital target of CHF 10 million (USD 8.2 million) in October 2006. The Fund now makes a notable contribution to financing the essential core functions of the LWF communion," Mr Stoll said in an interview with the Lutheran World Information (LWI).

The LWF treasurer stressed the need to build up the Fund’s assets and expressed confidence in the "help and support of the … Read more