Geingob to address LWF Assembly in August

31 Jul 2013 05:50
WINDHOEK, 31 JUL (NAMPA) – Prime Minister Hage Geingob is scheduled to address the Lutheran World Federation (LWF) Assembly, which takes place here on 28 August this year.
Speaking at a media briefing on the upcoming LWF Assembly here on Monday, Geingob said he has accepted former LWF Secretary-General Ishmael Noko's request to address the assembly.
The LWF is a global communion of national and regional Lutheran churches headquartered at 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 Lutheran churches.
According to Noko, the purpose of the assembly is to talk about the drought impact around the country and society, and to educate Lutheran students from Southern African Development Community (SADC) countries to international regions to learn how to take responsibilities, not only in churches, but also in society.
He said the assembly also aims to give guidance to Lutheran students studying Theology, and to prepare the element of leadership in them.
The federation, which holds assemblies every three years, is going to hold its assembly this year under the theme “Baptism”.
“Baptism is very important to us, as we belong to the body of Christ and solidarity to one another,” he noted.
The assembly will be attended by Lutheran delegates from West and East Africa, and from as far away as Germany and the United States of America.
(NAMPA)
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