Welcome to the home page of the LWF Center Wittenberg
The office woks as point of contact of the member churches of the Lutheran World Federation, organizes various seminars, bears responsibility for the Luthergarten and assists for visiting groups from all over the world.
Pastor Hans W. Kasch, Pastor Joachim Zirkler and Project assistant Annette Glaubig work to fulfil mentioned above tasks. Their office is situated in the center of the Lutherstadt Wittenberg, in the building of the Colleg Wittenberg.
Originally, the center was initiated to support the preparations of the Luther Decade and the Reformation Jubilee in 2017. The Lutheran World Federation has considered it important to have a local representative during the process of planning and preparing for the big anniversary in 2017. The aim was to involve the member churches of the LWF in the preparations so that the significance of this event can be perceived and celebrated world-wide. "The Reformation Jubilee in 2017 should not merely be a reminder of an important past. It must remind us of God's future for the world," according to the general secretary of the Lutheran World Federation, the Chilean pastor Martin Junge. With reference to 2017, Junge underlined that the Reformation started in Germany but now belongs to the whole world. "When we look back on 500 years of Reformation, we should do more than just mention its global significance. Churches from all over the world must participate in the joint reflection and celebration. They must challenge one another's theological reflection and practical action."
This challenge still goes on. Reformation should be understood as an ongoing process. Therefore, the LWF Center is going to continue to support a further interaction between the member churches. So, after decisions of the respective committees, the LWF Center in Wittenberg will continue its work even after 2017 at least for 10 more years.
You can find out more about this on the following pages.
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