Lutherans from around the world healed some 16th-century wounds and pledged themselves to bring hope and healing to 21st-century ills as the Lutheran World Federation Assembly met in Stuttgart, Germany, in July. About 1,000 people — including 418 delegates from the 145 LWF member churches — took part in the assembly, held every seven years.
Munib Younan, bishop of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Jordan and the Holy Land, reacts after being elected president of the Lutheran World Federation at the 11th LWF Assembly in Stuttgart, Germany.
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