The Lutheran World Federation (LWF) is a global communion of national and regional Lutheran churches headquartered in the Ecumenical Centre in Geneva, Switzerland. The federation was founded in the Swedish city of Lund in the aftermath of the Second World War in 1947 to coordinate the activities of the many differing Lutheran churches. Since 1984, the member churches are in pulpit and altar fellowship, with common doctrine as the basis of membership and mission activity. But in fact Baltic church bodies as Evangelical Lutheran Church of Latvia are not in full church fellowship with those LWF member church bodies who practice ordinations and marriages of homosexuals, looking on LWF more as a forum of discussions for Lutherans.
The LWF now has 140 member church bodies in 78 countries representing 66.7 million of the world's 70.2 million Lutherans.Concordia Journal April... Read More