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PRESS RELEASE NO. 26

Join the LWF Tenth Assembly Online

WINNIPEG, Canada, 29 July 2003 - Anyone with access to the Internet can follow the proceedings of the Tenth Assembly of the Lutheran World Federation (LWF) underway in Winnipeg in four languages English, German, French and Spanish. This site links one to press releases, audio and video reports, the daily highlights, hundreds of professional photographs and the Assembly newspaper, "The Source."

Over 25 press releases in English have been published so far, and comparable numbers in the other languages.

The availability of Assembly information on the Internet has been especially important to the 51 participants from developing countries who could not come to the Assembly because the Canadian government refused them visas.

The array of stories cover the worship services, the ten Village Groups that are discussing the key concerns for the Assembly, a team of 700 volunteers, major speeches, greetings by several ecumenical partners, and a variety of features coming out of this gathering of 820 participants, among them, visitors, journalists, interpreters, translators and 380 delegates.

Photos from can be downloaded as well as ordered online. In addition, all five issues of "The Source," will be available online in PDF format.


The Tenth Assembly of the Lutheran World Federation (LWF) is taking place 21-31 July 2003 in Winnipeg, Canada, under the theme "For the Healing of the World." It is being hosted by the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Canada (ELCIC).

There are around 820 men, women and youth participants in the Tenth Assembly including 380 delegates from the 133 churches with full membership and three associate members. The Assembly is the highest decision-making body of the LWF, and meets normally every six years. Between Assemblies, the LWF is governed by its Council that meets annually, and by its Executive Committee.

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