LWF President Musa and Assembly host church Presiding Bishop Samiec open global exhibition
(LWI) - Jarmark, a Polish word for “fair” – forms the exhibitor area of the Thirteenth Assembly of The Lutheran World Federation (LWF). Member churches, related organizations, ecumenical partners and LWF programs make up the 30 exhibits within the market to share information about their work, while also creating space for encounter and dialogue.
LWF President Archbishop Dr Panti Filibus Musa, and Presiding Bishop Jerzy Samiec of the Evangelical Church of the Augsburg Confession in Poland, the assembly host church, officially opened the Jarmark on 14 September with a ribbon cutting ceremony.
Noting that the fair is a platform for sharing stories and the work of the LWF around the world, Musa encouraged Assembly participants, “to wander and wonder about how the communion, inspired by the holy spirit, brings hope to the world.”
“Jarmark is a place for dialogue,” said Samiec, “and to connect with each other and share stories from people and church-related organizations.”