Q: Do you want to learn more about the global communion of churches we, ELCA members, are part of– the Lutheran World Federation (LWF)? Q: Do you find global settings to be life-giving to your work and ministry? Q: Do you love to hear about new ideas and ways of thinking from different contexts?

A: If you answered “yes” to any of the above, this great online conference opportunity is a “must!”

“LWF Virtual Conference: Green & Just”

Saturday, 12 May 2012

*6:00 a.m. Central Time

Online Format



*This is an international, online, virtual event– Please note the time really is 6:00 a.m. (in the morning) central time.

Target group: Church leaders, people active in sustainable development, interested pastors and lay leaders, youth leaders.

Number of participants: 400-600

Format: green&just will be a virtual event. Interactions are in real time on the Internet. Most content will be shown in video. Questions can be asked in real time using text chat. There will be keynote addresses, Bible studies, webinar workshops and a “lounge,” where you can meet other global participants!

Languages: Sessions will be offered in all four official languages of the LWF, English, French, German and Spanish.

Technical requirements: A Computer with Internet connection and speakers/earphones.

Program: Click HERE for the full program.

ELCA World Hunger special suggestions:

  • 6:00 a.m. CT Greeting with LWF General Secretary Martin Junge.
  • 10:30 a.m. Bible Study with Dr. Barbara Rossing who was with us as theologian in residence in Florida at the 2012 ELCA World Hunger Leadership Gathering.
  • Check out the webinar (workshop) slates– they all look great!


Please feel free to invite your congregations, hunger team members, youth groups and youth leaders and other interest parties. If you do participate, write us and let us know what you think.

Happy virtual conferencing!

Mikka serves as program director for constituent engagement and interpretation with ELCA World Hunger. To join the network and for more information on how you can get involved, write us at hunger@elca.org.