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with Support from Lutherans in the USA
2002 the LWF Assembly web site has provided all necessary
information about the Assembly in its four official working
languages: English, French, German and Spanish. This project was
made possible with support from the ELCA communication department.
plans for an Assembly web site began shortly after the June 2000
decision to hold the global LWF event in Winnipeg. In September 2001
staff from the LWF and ELCA discussed an initial proposal in the
latter’s office in Chicago. Visions and plans soon became a
In May 2002
ELCA web manager Rex Paisley visited Geneva for a week and together
with the LWF staff, developed an appealing and easy-to-use web site.
A few weeks later it went online in the four languages—English,
German, French and Spanish. Since then new pages, documents and
information are made available on-line almost every week. The LWF
Office for Communication Services provides content for the Assembly
web site and ensures that it is up-to-date, while their counterparts
in Chicago deal with the technical issues related to hosting the
site in North America.
The ELCA has
some 5.1 million members and has been an LWF member church since
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