Sheltering Ukrainian refugees in Germany

Ukrainian refugees study German at the Old Latin School in Wittenberg. GERMANY - Refugees from war-torn Ukraine have received shelter and other forms of help in several congregations of Germany’s Independent Evangelical Lutheran Church (Selbständige...

Lutherans in Brazil reelect President Schüler

President Geraldo Walmir Schüler preaches during the opening worship service of the IELB's 63rd National Convention. BRAZIL - The Evangelical Lutheran Church of Brazil (Igreja Evangélica Luterana do Brasil – IELB) held its 63rd National Convention from June 16-19,...

Canadian Lutherans reelect president, declare fellowship with Norwegian church

LCC President Timothy Teuscher preaches at the opening worship service of the 2022 synodical convention. CANADA - Lutheran Church–Canada (LCC) held its synodical convention June 10-13, 2022, in Edmonton, Alberta, during which time it elected Rev. Dr. Timothy Teuscher...

Classes Resume for the Lutheran Leadership Development Program

In front of the door of the Castle Church in Wittenberg. Left to right: ILC General Secretary Timothy Quill; Bishop Dr. Emmanuel Makala (South East of Lake Victoria Diocese, Evangelical Lutheran Church in Tanzania); Deputy Bishop Helmut Paul (Free Evangelical Lutheran...

South Sudan celebrates bishop’s consecration

Bishop Nathaniel Bol (centre left) is invested as bishop of SSELC. Bishop Nathaniel Bol (front right) following his consecration. KENYA - On April 24, 2022, Rev. Nathaniel Bol Nyok Apar was consecrated as Bishop of the South Sudan Evangelical Lutheran Church (SSELC)....
New presiding pastor for the AALC

New presiding pastor for the AALC

The AALC's new presiding pastor, Rev. Dr. Cary Larson (third from right), poses with three of his predecessors in office. Pictured (l-r) are: Rev. Dr. Curtis Leins, Rev. Dr. Duane R. Lindberg, Dr. Larson, and Rev. Dr. Thomas Aadland. AALC Presiding Pastor Cary Larson...

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Bolivian Lutherans reelect president

Bolivian Lutherans reelect president

Participants in the Christian Evangelical Lutheran Church of Bolivia's 2022 national assembly. BOLVIA - The Christian Evangelical Lutheran Church of Bolivia (Iglesia Cristiana Evangélica Luterana - ICEL) held its 12th national assembly March 26-27, 2022, during which...

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