The Lutheran World Federation (LWF) is a global communion of Christian churches in the Lutheran tradition. Founded in 1947 in Lund, Sweden, the LWF now has 145 member churches in 79 countries all over the world representing over 70 million Christians.
World Service is the internationally recognized Humanitarian and Development agency of the
Lutheran World Federation (LWF) and provides humanitarian aid and assists in rehabilitation and development work in more than 30 countries. With programs in Africa, Asia, Latin America/Caribbean, and Europe. World Service reaches out to marginalized and vulnerable poor people whose livelihoods are threatened by the effects of natural and human-made disaster, with special regard to internally displaced persons (IDPs) and refugees. World Service extends its services without discriminating on the basis of religion, ethnicity, race, sex, caste, nationality or political conviction. LWF is a founding member of the ACT Alliance (Action by Churches Together).