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Day 2 - Tuesday 22 July


Peace between the world’s religions and a common front against terrorism are among the top challenges facing Christians in the 21st century, the president of the Lutheran World Federation (LWF), Bishop emeritus Dr Christian Krause, said here today in his address to the LWF Tenth Assembly.

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In his address to the Assembly, LWF General Secretary Rev. Dr Ishmael Noko highlighted significant steps taken by the LWF and its member churches since the 1997 Ninth Assembly and the challenges posed by ongoing and emerging concerns.

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LWF Treasurer Ms Inger Johanne Wremer paid tribute to the LWF member churches and partners for their unwavering solidarity and financial commitment over the past six years, but also called for a "matter-of-fact attitude on financial policy and practice," in view of decreasing income.

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From the modern halls of the Winnipeg Convention Centre into the German Reformation world of Martin and Katherine Luther, one steps back in time 500 years upon entering a remarkable traveling exhibition of Martin Luther memorabilia that was unveiled at the LWF Tenth Assembly. The exhibit is entitled, "Martin Luther: The Reformer."

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At an "extraordinary plenary session", delegates to the LWF Tenth Assembly indicated their intention to participate in a public demonstration on Tuesday, July 29, to protest the Canadian government’s failure to grant visas to 51 delegates and other Assembly participants.

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