Report by Bishop Filter

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Letter from the Bible Society
21 January 2020

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Head-office of Southern African Catholic Bishops’ Conference (SACBC)
Khanya House, 129 Main Street, Waterkloof, Pretoria,

29 January 2020

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Gendergerechtigkeit im LWB

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Policy Paper:
Gender Justice Policy

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Affirming Women’s
Human Rights:
Resources for Faith-Based Organizations

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The critical role of faith actors in national climate debate

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Ein Studiendokument des Lutherischen Weltbundes

Vorwort – Martin Junge

„Befreit durch Gottes Gnade“ – wir stellen diese Erfahrung, die Leben und Freude schenkt, in den Mittelpunkt und feiern sie auf unserem Weg zum Reformationsjubiläum im Jahr 2017. Diese Erfahrung wirkt weit über die Kirchenmauern hinaus und hinterlässt auch im öffentlichen Raum deutliche Spuren. Die Reformation war ein Katalysator des Wandels
in Kirche und Gesellschaft. Martin Luthers pastorale und diakonische Sorge um die Menschen drängte ihn an die Öffentlichkeit zu gehen und auf Grundlage dessen, was er als die Wahrheit des Evangeliums erkannt hatte, zu . . .

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A Study Document of the Lutheran World Federation

Preface – Martin Junge

“Liberated by God’s grace”—we affirm and celebrate this life-giving and joyful experience as we move towards the Reformation anniversary in 2017. The impact of this experience goes far beyond the walls of the church; it has a tangible impact on the public space. The Reformation was a catalyst for change, both in the church and society. Martin Luther’s pastoral and diaconal concern for people compelled him to . . .

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A Study Document of the Lutheran World Federation

Preface – Martin Junge

The biblical call to uphold justice is at
the very heart of the communion’s selfunderstanding. God’s grace liberates
us, brings us together in Christ and
enables us to live and work together
for justice, peace and reconciliation.
The LWF is committed to being
inclusive and enabling the full and
equitable participation of w . . .

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As the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Southern Africa (Cape Church) we are deeply concerned
about and categorically condemn the continued heinous crimes against women and the violent
deaths of George Floyd, Collins Khoza and countless other people of colour. We see it not only as
part of our Christian mandate, but also as a fundamental human concern of a democratic civil
society, that we vehemently oppose gender- and race-related violence and injustice on all fronts.
In view of this we support initiatives like the Black Lives Matter movement (against racism) and
Thursdays in Black (highlighting escalation of Gender Based Violence). Such initiatives stand up
against racism, discrimination and oppression of all kinds, albeit respecting the rule of law and
renouncing violent protest and damage to property. By ringing our church bells on a Wednesday at
12:00 noon, we add our voice and tears to the many already heard and seen. In being committed
to the Constitution of South Africa, we pursue a zero tolerance policy against victimisation of any
kind within our church. We explicitly support an open, democratic and respectful discourse
concerning these matters within and outside the church community and invite our members to
engage in such discourse in a way that reflects the compassion and passion for justice Christ
stands for.
Pastors Convocation of ELCSA (Cape Church)
Signed by the Bishop
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The Global Teachers Institute (GTI) is a South African non-profit organisation whose mission is to shift the way children are taught by transforming teacher education. The Department of Higher Education and Training (DHET) and the Department of Basic Education (DBE) have identified the need to improve the teaching practice and school experience component of initial teacher education (ITE) by developing the capacity of schools to facilitate the work-integrated learning and teaching practice experiences of student-teachers through the development of professional practice schools (PPS)1 . The Teaching Practice Project is a school based teacher development programme that supports schools in becoming professional practice schools by facilitating teaching internships and supporting school leaders and in-service teachers to be more effective mentors, teachers and leaders. Student-teachers study via a distance institution and are placed at participating schools to gain professional experience and provide additional support to teachers and learners.

The Teaching Practice Project:

A School Based Approach to Initial Teacher Education

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Go to the: New SYNODS Page

Read all about the Church Law and Structure around the Synod


The Centenary of the Synod 1895 – 1995 by Reino Ottermann

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Index of Names –  The Centenary of the Synod 1895-1995

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Church Council Report of Synod 2019 in East London

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LWF Communion Prayer for the Easter Season 2020

The daily reflections on LWF’s social media channels and the full resource on the LWF website started with the Easter Sunday celebration and will continue until the festival of Pentecost. We join in from no on with the week 5 from 10 – 16 May 2020
The guide refers to Martin Luther’s encouragement in his letter on

A Simple Way to Pray


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