Non-governmental Organization based in Switzerland

The LWF is a global communion of 144 churches in the Lutheran tradition, representing over 72 million Christians in 98 countries.

We strive to put our faith into action within and beyond the communion, and seek God’s Word and Spirit to guide us.

This action takes a variety of forms from theological reflection and dialogue with other churches and faiths, to deepening relationships, sharing about our faith, serving those in need and advocating for a more just, peaceful and reconciled world.

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 we live in.

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16 Aug 2017 description

Senior chief in Angola’s Lunda Norte province speaks about refugee crisis in his country

“I feel honoured by the government´s decision to host the refugees from the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) in my area” says Francisco Muhangenu (50), a senior chief of Lunda Norte Province, Angola, standing between his fellow chiefs during a traditional ritual for blessing the refugee camp site. “We are the same people despite the border line which has separated us.”

11 Aug 2017 description

The following is a press release (408.34 kB) signed by 35 INGO's working in the Central African Republic

Bangui, August 11th 2017

Following the escalation of violence in many parts of the country, NGOs signatories, members of the INGO Coordination Committee (CCO) in the Central African Republic (CAR) call for an increased protection of civilians and an improved humanitarian access to allow the affected population access to vital aid.

As NGOs working across CAR, we witness the impact of violence on the civilian population on a daily basis:

24 May 2017 description

Daw Oo Saw Nwe (37) is a teacher who works at the child friendly space in Ywar Ma Ni village, Myauk U Township, Rakhine State. Ywar Ma Ni village is located 5 miles away from Myauk U and has 220 households with a population of 1,230. 10 households among them were displaced by ethnic and religious conflicts.

As most families struggle for daily food as farm laborers, supporting their children in higher education is a big challenge. Sometime they have to take their children to work, causing them to miss out on their education.

23 Mar 2017 description

The undersigned international and national NGOs and respective NGO coordination fora welcome the fact that the international community, under the impetus of the EU, is convening in Brussels to address and respond to the Syria crisis.


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16 Aug 2017 description
job Closing date: 01 Sep 2017 Lutheran World Federation

LWF World Service invites interested persons to submit their expression of interest for the revision of the LWF Procurement Manual, as outlined in the following Terms of Reference.

Terms of Reference

Revision of the LWF Procurement Manual


16 Aug 2017 description
job Closing date: 14 Sep 2017 Lutheran World Federation

The Lutheran World Federation (LWF) has an opening in its Geneva offices for a



08 Aug 2017 description
job Closing date: 22 Aug 2017 Lutheran World Federation


The Lutheran World Federation/ World Service (LWF/WS) was established in South Sudan 1998 and strives to provide humanitarian assistance (emergency/relief, rehabilitation and development work) to refugees and other vulnerable communities to enable them meet their basic human rights and needs in line with its vision and mission statements, and core values. The activities of LWF/WS include education, child protection, food security, emergency, community protection and capacity building of local authorities and community members.