Lutheran World Federation (LWF)
Fédération luthérienne mondiale (FLM)
Lutherischer Weltbund (LWB)
Federación Luterana Mundial
1947 Lund Sweden
Founded in succession to Lutheran World Convention, set up 1923, Eisenach (Germany). Incorporated in accordance with Swiss Law (Registry of Commerce, Geneva (Switzerland), 27 Feb 1951, Journal No 478). Present constitution adopted 1990, Curitiba (Brazil), at 8th Assembly; amended 1997, Hong Kong and Jul 2010, Stuttgart (Germany).
As a communion of churches which confess the triune God, agree in the proclamation of the Word of God and are united in pulpit and altar fellowship: confess the one, holy, catholic and apostolic Church; resolve to serve Christian unity throughout the world; further the united witness to the Gospel of Jesus Christ and strengthen member churches in carrying out the missionary command and in their efforts towards Christian unity worldwide; further diaconic action worldwide among member churches, alleviating human need, promoting peace and human rights, social and economic justice, care for God's creation and sharing of resources; through cooperative study, further self-understanding and communion of member churches and help them to act jointly in common tasks; confess the Holy Scriptures of the Old and New Testaments to be the only source and norm of doctrine, life and service; in the three Ecumenical Creeds and in the Confessions of the Lutheran Church, and especially in the unaltered Augsburg Confession and the Small Catechism of Martin Luther, see a pure exposition of the Word of God.
Events2023-06-21 | Krakow, Poland – Assembly
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Assembly (every 6 years); Council; Meeting of Officers. Committees (7): Finance; Advocacy and Public Voice; Mission and Development; Theology and Ecumenical Relations; World Service; Standing Committee for Constitution and Membership; Standing Committee for Communications. Regional offices (2): India; USA. Departments (4): Mission and Development (DMD); Theology and Public Witness (DTPW); World Service (DWS); Planning and Operations (DPO). Offices (4): Communication Services (OCS); Finance (OF); Human Resources (OHR); General Secretary (GS). Lutheran Foundation for Interconfessional Research.
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