A participant at the international youth gathering in Brazil lights a candle

Latin America & the Caribbean, North America pre-Assemblies

The Latin America, Caribbean and North America pre-Assemblies are an opportunity for LWF member churches to prepare for the upcoming LWF Assembly.

Looking towards 500 years of the Reformation, attendees will reflect on their Lutheran identity, review the pilgrimage from the last Assembly, look at the ways in which the churches have witnessed the gospel in different contexts, and envision how to continue fulfilling God’s mission in society.

Participants will propose a set of leaders to represent the region on the new LWF Council and prepare those delegates to address critical issues, as well as ensure constructive and pastoral dialogue on those matters.

Participants will familiarize themselves with the theme of the Assembly, respond to issues and concerns from the perspective of member churches, identify areas relevant to their work and the environment within which they work, and contribute to the Self-Understanding of the Lutheran Communion process.

The meeting includes a discussion on the Sustainable Development Goals, a women’s meeting and a meeting of youth.

Date:
27 August - 3 September 2016

Location:
Krasnapolsky Hotel Suriname, Paramaribo, Suriname

Contact:
Rev. Dr Patricia Cuyatti Chavez
Area Secretary for Latin America and the Caribbean
pcu@lutheranworld.org
+41 22 791 6257

Agenda - EN, ES

LAC pre-Assembly message

North America pre-Assembly message

Video

 Canadian National Bishop Susan C. Johnson and LWF Council member Danielle Dokman participating in a women's pre-meeting for LWF's Pre-Assemblies for Latin American & the Caribbean and North America
Canadian National Bishop Susan C. Johnson and LWF Council member Danielle Dokman participating in a women's pre-meeting for LWF's Pre-Assemblies for Latin American & the Caribbean and North America
Photos

Photos from the Pre-Assembly are available in a flickr photo album. The photos are available for use online and offline provided they are credited.