We join Lutherans around the world as we journey towards the 500th anniversary of the Lutheran Reformation in 2017.
Churches in the Lutheran tradition take October 31, 1517 as the starting point of the Reformation. It was on that date that Martin Luther is said to have nailed his Ninety-five Theses on the door of All Saints' Church in Wittenberg.
We lift up The Lutheran World Federation's main theme - Liberated by God's Grace - for the 500th anniversary of the Reformation. The three subthemes for the anniversary: Salvation - Not for Sale, Human Beings - Not for Sale, and Creation - Not for Sale, elaborate the various "not for sale" dimensions of the main theme and question practices and theological concepts that stand in the way of the gospel's liberating message.