Together for Those in Need

Our Partners and Networks

The LWF Department for World Service works through strategic partnerships and networks that are guided by internationally recognized codes, principles, and guidelines in humanitarian assistance and international development.

Below you find our partners as well as a selection of links we found useful for our work.

The Lutheran World Federation and ACT

The Lutheran World Federation

Evangelical Lutheran Church in Jordan and the Holy Land (ELCJHL)

Act Palestine Forum (APF) and APF Global Prayer Vigil for Peace

Lutheran World Information

ACT Alliance (Action by Churches Together)

Ecumenical Advocacy Alliance


Israel and Palestine Peace Websites

Christian Peacemaker Teams

EAPPI (Ecumenical Accompaniment Programme in Palestine and Israel)

Gush Shalom (Israeli Peace Bloc)

ICAHD Israeli Committee Against House Demolitions

IPCRI Israel/Palestine Center for Research and Information

Peace Now

Ta’ayush (Arab Jewish Partnership)

Wahat Al Salam/Neve Shalom (Oasis of Peace)

Wiám Palestinian Conflict Resolution Center

Sources of Information on Palestine and Israel

Alternative Information Center

ARIJ Applied Research Institute Jerusalem

Ecumenical News International

ELCA Peace Not Walls Campaign

The Living Stones of the Holy Land Trust

Lutheran World Information

Palestinian Poverty Monitor

PASSIA Palestinian Academic Society for the Study of International Affairs

UN OCHA United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs

UNRWA United Nations Relief and Works Agency


Palestinian Authority Ministry of Health

Health InForum

The Palestine Red Crescent Society

The International Committee of the Red Cross

The International Federation of the Red Cross and Red Crescent

World Health Organization

Human Rights and Advocacy

Al Haq

Amnesty International


Churches for Middle East Peace

ELCA Peace Not Walls Campaign

Human Rights Watch

Ir Amim

Physicians for Human Rights-Israel

Rabbis for Human Rights

TIPH Temporary International Presence in the City of Hebron

United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights

We are a founding member of the ACT Alliance – one of over 130 church-related organizations responding together to human need and addressing injustice. We often take the lead when ACT members respond to a crisis on the ground or advocate for human rights and sustainable change. The alliance provides the ecumenical movement with structures to mobilize rapidly in response to disasters – and to improve collaboration on development and advocacy issues. The LWF is often a leading ACT member on the ground in emergency and humanitarian response, and helps provide leadership through the ACT governance. ACT Alliance

The United Nations High Commissariat for Refugees (UNHCR) works to safeguard the rights and well-being of refugees. The LWF has a long-standing history and partnership with UNHCR. Currently, we are their fifth largest partner globally, supporting 1.4 million refugees in 2012. Our work with UNHCR includes refugee camp management, shelter, food distribution, water and sanitation, education, and community services – including support to host communities. We also engage in efforts to build peace, security, and protection for vulnerable groups. In addition, we advocate for pro-refugee policies at the national and international level. In 2012, new refugee operations were started in Jordan, Mauritania, South Sudan and Uganda. We partner in on-going and expanding operations in Chad, Djibouti, Ethiopia, Kenya, and Nepal.


ACT Alliance