LWF resolution on study processes in theology

The LWF Assembly resolves as follows: 

  1. To call on the LWF Council to initiate, and the LWF Communion Office to develop and implement, the following study processes, and for these processes to include ecumenical and interreligious engagement:
    • Theologies of the cross for the 21st century;
    • The relevance of the Augsburg Confession for contextual realities of LWF member churches — emphasis on gender justice and ecumenical approach; 
    • Peace and reconciliation in contexts of conflict and in times of war; 
    • The identity and participation of men in the life of the church and society with particular attention to power relations, gender relations, and masculinities;
    • The theological framework in the context of persons with disabilities; and 
    • The meaning of holistic mission for the LWF in the 21st century
  2. To call on the LWF Communion Office to ensure that LWF publications and materials are accessible to the LWF member churches, followed by an intentional process of reception and wider use.