RepositoryLambeth Palace Library
Alt Ref NoCFR LRC 140
Extent126 ff.
TitleGeneral Subjects: Lutheran World Federation
Date20 Jun 1947-28 Aug 1981
DescriptionPapers and correspondence with and concerning the Lutheran World Federation (LWF), including reports by Anglican observers on Lutheran World Federation Executive Committee meetings, 1955 and 1975-81, concerning Lutheran broadcasting in Africa, 1960-62, and the Commission on World Mission, 1966.

Includes correspondence relating to the first LWF Assembly in Lund, Sweden on 'The Lutheran Church in the World Today', 20 Jun-31 Jul 1947; letters to Rev Herbert Waddams from J.B. Dakin expressing concern at the power of the LWF in Germany, 18 Sep-20 Nov 1951; an invitation for Geoffrey Fisher - Archbishop of Canterbury to attend the Assembly at Hannover, 15 Feb-12 Mar 1952; a LWF letter and notes from German press reports about a meeting of the Executive Committee of the LWF in Vienna, 2-3 Mar 1955; invitation to the Annual General Meeting between 15-18 Aug of the LWF Commission on World Service, 24 Jul 1956; correspondence regarding broadcasting, including a partnership between the LWF and the Near East Christian Council Radio and Audio-visual Committee, for the new Chrustian Radio Station Project in Ethiopia, and the creation by the World Committee for Christian Broadcasting of the Internation Protestant Television Prize to be awarded at an International Protestant Television Festival in 1962, a memorandum on 'Protestant Radio Propaganda' and a 'Statement of purpose and policy' for the LWF Radio Station, 6 Apr-11 Oct 1960; notes and correspondence regarding the visit of Dr Kurt Schmidt-Clausen, 16 Jan-9 Feb 1962; correspondence concerning an invitation to send an official visitor to the fourth Assembly of the LWF in Helsinki, with Roderic Coote- Bishop of Fulham chosen as the representative, including a message from Ramsey and a report from the Assembly relating to World Mission, notes by Coote and Satterthwaite, 6 Sep 1962-30 Oct 1963; report by Rev Ernest Gordon on the LWF Commission on World Mission annual meeting between 14-20 Apr 1966 and related correspondence, , 27 Apr-2 May 1966; correspondence relating to a visit to England by Dr Herbert Lindemann, Chairman of the Inter-Lutheran Commission on Worship, 2 Mar-30 Jun 1967; details about the Lambeth Conference, and related telegrams, 5 Jul 1967-26 Aug 1968; correspondence about negotiations between the LWF in Geneva and Israeli authorities regarding land owned by LWF on Mount Scopus, 20 Jan-3 Feb 1969; correspondence concerning an invitation to send an official visitor to the LWF Assembly, the change of location from Porto Alegro, Brazil to Geneva, Switzerland, 31 Oct 1969-14 Aug 1970; letters of congratulations sent to Rev Professor Mikko Juva on his election as President of the LWF, and his replies, 25 Aug-23 Sep 1970; letter concerning a visit by Rev Dr Andre Appel to Ramsey, 2 Nov 1971; correspondence regarding a meeting of the Executive Committee of LWF in Amsterdam, with a report by the chosen Anglican observer Rev George Austin which included references to discussions about the Roman Catholic/Lutheran/Reformed Study Commission on the Theology of Marriage and Problem of Mixed Marriages, 25 Jul-1 Sep 1975; report by Austin on the LWF Executive Committee Meeting, 22-28 Aug 1976, Uppsala, 29 Aug 1976; Report of the Standing Committee on Ecumenical Relations, 18-20 Feb 1977; 'Summary of the relevant portions of the LWF Working Group on the interrelations between various bilateral dialogues' as presented to the LWF Executive Committee meeting at Divonne-les-Bains, France, 20-26 Feb 1977 and related correspondence between Hill and Austin with reference to the Leuenberg Agreement, 7-9 Apr 1977; report on a meeting of the LWF Executive Committee, Geneva, 27 Aug-2 Sep 1978, by Austin, Oct 1978; report of the Standing Committee on Ecumenical Relations, 26 Aug 1978; LWF Executive Committee meeting notes on 'Interconfessional Research and Dialogue', related correspondence between Austin and Donald Coggan - Archbishop of Canterbury, and a report by Austin on a meeting between 19-25 Aug 1979 of the LWF Executive Committee, Joinville, Brazil, 23 Jul-25 Aug 1979; report by Rev Dr J. [John] B. Muddiman on the LWF Executive Committee meeting between 4-13 Aug 1981 in Turku, Finland, 28 Aug 1981.

Correspondents include Dr S.C. Michelfelder; Geoffrey Fisher, Michael Ramsey and Donald Coggan - Archbishops of Canterbury; Eidem Erling - Archbishop of Uppsala; Carl E. Lund-Quist; J. Ben Dakin; Rev Herbert Waddams; George Bell - Bishop of Chichester; Davod L. Ostergren; Rev von Meyenn; Robert Beloe; Rev John Satterthwaite; Rev J.H.H. Baker; Canon R. McKay; Rev Michael A. Halliwell; Ruth M. Black; Dr Kurt Schmidt-Clausen - Executive Secretary of the Lutheran World Federation; Canon R.C.D. Jaspar - Chairman of the Church of England Liturgical Commission; J.H. Lewen - British Consulate-General in Jerusalem; Rev Robert M. Jeffrey; Rev Fredrik A. Schiotz; Rev Professor Mikko Juva; Rev John Kirkham.

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