The Lutheran World Federation (LWF)

The Lutheran World Federation (LWF) is a global communion of Christian churches in the Lutheran tradition. Founded in 1947 in Lund, Sweden, the LWF has 145 member churches in 98 countries all over the world representing over 72 million Christians.

The LWF strives to put faith into action working in areas of ecumenical and interfaith relations, theological reflection, humanitarian assistance, international affairs and human rights, and mission and development.

The Department for World Service is the LWF’s internationally recognized humanitarian and development arm. Rooted in Christian values of love, reconciliation and justice, World Service responds to human need throughout the world - irrespective of ethnicity, gender, religion, race, or political conviction.

LWF World Service’s 5000 staff run programs and projects in 22 countries.

Member News

21 Sep 2017
A second chance in Kakuma Rose Imoya Banner is what the little girls call a “big mama”. At the age of 24, the young woman is not only an exception [...]
East Africa’s largest refugee crisis needs more support “The militia shoot at anybody, we have lost mothers, fathers, siblings and children to their attacks,” says 35-year-old Watson Odaga, a South [...]
Livelihoods projects support long-term refugees in Ethiopia “When I have learned all this, I will start a tailoring business to provide for my family,” says Faiza Mahmud Said. The elderly [...]
More than 300,000 families affected Incessant rainfall and floods have caused death and destruction in Southern Nepal. According to the Ministry of Home Affairs (MoHA), 143 people have been killed, [...]
“Laying a foundation for the future” Refugee students in Djibouti will from now on be integrated into the national education system. This was celebrated in a ceremony on Sunday, 10 [...]