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PRESS RELEASE NO. 26
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
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
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.
To order photographs, please contact
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