Liberated by God’s Grace
The Twelfth Assembly of the Lutheran World Federation met in Windhoek, Namibia from May 12th to 16th. As well as being an opportunity for a global commemoration of the 500th Anniversary of the Reformation, this assembly centred around the theme “Liberated by God’s Grace” and examined three sub-themes: salvation, human beings, and creation. Each sub-theme echoed Luther’s public opposition to some of the practices of his time with the admonition “not for sale”.
The Lutheran World Federation holds an Assembly once every six years so that delegates from its 145 member churches may gather to determine its vision and priorities, to examine issues facing its member churches, and to elect its leadership. The Evangelical Lutheran Church in Canada belongs to the Lutheran World Federation.
For more information, go to the Lutheran World Federation Assembly website or check the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Canada’s facebook page.