Gremium der leitenden AmtsträgerInnen des Lutherischen Weltbundes. Foto: LWB/S. Gallay

The Lutheran World Federation

The Lutheran World Federation is a global communion of churches that works across a rich variety of fields. We put our faith into action within and beyond the communion, and seek God’s Word and Spirit to guide us: theological reflection and dialogue with other churches and faiths, deepening relationships, sharing our faith, serving those in need and advocating for a more just, peaceful and reconciled world.

Founded in Lund, Sweden, in 1947, the LWF is made up of 145 churches in the Lutheran tradition, representing over 72 million Christians in 98 countries.

We share a vision, purpose and values. We work to strengthen our relationships and build an inclusive, respectful communion. We are on a common journey of renewal shaped and enriched by the different contexts within which we live.

Our Vision:

Liberated by God’s grace, a communion in Christ living and working together for a just, peaceful, and reconciled world.

Our Core Values
  • Dignity and justice
  • Compassion and commitment
  • Respect for diversity
  • Inclusion and participation
  • Transparency and accountability