Twelfth LWF Assembly
Host Country: Windhoek, Namibia
Theme: Liberated by God’s Grace
Dates: 10 – 16 May 2017
The Twelfth Assembly was held in Windhoek, Namibia, 10- 16 May 2017. The LWF issued 26 resolutions calling the communion and its member churches to take action on various issues of concern. And, in three public statements, the Assembly stated LWF’s position on the genocide in Namibia and the German-Namibian reconciliation process, unrest in Venezuela, and politicization of religion in Indonesia.
They gathered around the central theme, Liberated by God’s Grace. A theme which also framed the LWF’s approach to the 500th anniversary of Lutheran Reformation in 2017.
Taking the central theme as the starting point, the Assembly will structured its work around three sub-themes:
- Salvation - Not for sale
- Human beings - Not for sale
- Creation - Not for sale
These three sub-themes address the contextual challenges the Christian community faces in today’s world. They help to identify certain concepts, attitudes and global policies that people “liberated by God’s grace” reject since they are incompatible with the gospel.
The 12th Assembly outcomes can be found here.