October 20, 2020
As we approach the anniversary of Reformation Day on October 31, The Lutheran World Federation (LWF) has made available a number of resources.
Worship material for Reformation Day
The LWF has developed intercessory prayers that focus on the Reformation as a global, ecumenical and on-going event. Also proposed is a Gospel reading from John 15 - one of the most cited readings in the Lutheran Confessional writings and which was read at the Joint Commemoration of the Reformation in Lund, Sweden.
How wonderful it would be for local congregations and national churches to know that, while saying one of such prayers, they would be doing it together with Lutherans around the globe! And how meaningful to know that by reading John 15 in worship they will be hearing it in hundreds of different languages as they are spoken in communion! - Rev. Dr Martin Junge
Online materials in social media
During the week from October 24 to October 31, the LWF will be posting videos with reflections from all seven regions of the LWF on what it means to be Lutheran in their context. You are invited to use and share these resources.
A public webinar will be offered on media literacy and faith communities on Tuesday, October 27, 2020 with Bishop Heinrich Bedford-Strohm (Evangelical Lutheran Church in Bavaria and Chair of the Council of the Evangelical Church in Germany) in conversation with practical theologian Prof. Anita Cloete (Stellenbosch University - South Africa) and Dina Zaman, a muslim researcher and former journalist (IMAN Research, Malaysia).