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Lutheran World Federation (LWF)
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I. History and Constitution – II. Division of Missions

I. History and Constitution

The Lutheran World Federation was founded in 1947 on the initiative of the Lutheran churches in the United States. Unlike its predecessor, the Lutheran World Convention, founded in Eisenach in 1923, it succeeded in both overcoming the past and representing the interests common to all Lutheran churches. Because the first relief efforts were base…

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Schjørring, Jens Holger and Gäfgen-Track, Kerstin, “Lutheran World Federation (LWF)”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 14 August 2020 <>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013

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