Eleventh Assembly to Meet in July 2010
The Eleventh Assembly of the Lutheran World Federation (LWF) will meet in less than a year in Stuttgart, Germany, hosted by the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Württemberg.
The LWF’s highest decision-making body convenes normally every six years to deliberate and decide policy for the organization’s activities.
Assemblies are milestones in the life of the LWF and reflect the understanding and views of the whole Federation. “Give Us Today Our Daily Bread” is the theme for the upcoming assembly, to be held from 20 to 27 July 2010.
The Assembly participants will include 418 delegates from the 138 full LWF member churches around the world. Others attending are representatives from associate member churches; observers from recognized congregations and councils; advisers from LWF national committees and related agencies; non-delegate members of the LWF Council; local, co-opted and LWF staff; interpreters and translators; stewards; ecumenical guests; visitors; and accredited media.
Every Assembly elects a President and Council to lead the Federation through its governing bodies’ meetings. The Assembly is also responsible for the LWF Constitution, and acts on the address of the President and reports of the General Secretary and Treasurer.