Much like 500 years ago, the anniversary of the Reformation is an opportunity to share a public witness of faith about the story of Christ’s liberating work. Lutherans, along with many other brothers and sisters in Christ, still carry out that tradition of storytelling today.
The following storytelling projects highlight Lutherans wonderfully complex and varied identity.
Our Lutheran Life
The 500th anniversary of the Reformation was an opportunity for Lutherans to reflect on and share stories of faith, particularly in North America as we continue to be faithful witnesses from a diverse variety of experiences of worship, practice, identity and cultural expression.
“Our Lutheran Life” invited and encouraged ELCA members to tell contemporary stories inspired by the Reformation about how the power of God’s grace plays out in the complexities of daily life, relationships, work and school. Stories were posted on livinglutheran.org/reformation and on social media.
Women have always led and participated in the reformation of the church, but we only know a handful of their stories. Join the Lutheran World Federation (LWF) in sharing women’s stories through the global Lutheran storytelling project, Her-stories. Read or listen to the latest ELCA Her-story here.
Lutheran World Federation (LWF) Global Young Reformers Network
The LWF Global Young Reformers Network invited youth of the church to take follow the LWF Reformation themes “Salvation-not for sale”, “Human beings- not for sale” and “Creation-not for sale” and discover their reformatory potential by taking action in their own church context.
On Reformation Day 2015, more than 60 Living Reformation Projects were launched in the LWF member churches. Since then, they have been in action in a multitude of projects and presented the results in local, regional and global Reformation 2017 activities and events such as the LWF Twelfth Assembly in Windhoek, Namibia and the World Reformation Exhibition in Wittenberg, Germany.
One project emerged from the United States under the theme “Salvation – not for sale”: ‘Reclaiming, Reviving, Rethinking, Renewing Faith for Millennials’
Get to know this project led by Young reformers Christine Shander and Nicole Newman.