LWF Gender Justice Policy

The LWF Gender Justice Policy lays out a biblically-rooted framework for the Lutheran global communion of churches to take concrete steps to implement gender justice, adapting action plans to different contextual realities.

The policy document is divided into two parts:

  • Gender Justice Policy Principles
  • Gender Justice Methodology

The ten principles express the LWF communion’s core affirmations with regard to gender justice.

The methodology provides tools for the implementation of the gender justice principles that can be adapted to local contexts by LWF member churches and regional expressions.


The Church of Norway has taken the 10 principles of the LWF Gender Justice Policy into account in their strategic plan on gender equality. For more information (in Norwegian).

Editor: Elaine Neuenfeldt, Women in Church and Society (WICAS) (Department: Department for Theology and Public Witness)
Pages: 44
Publication date: October 2013
Languages: English, French, German, Spanish, Portuguese, Italian, Finnish, Arabic, Korean, Thai, Bahasa Indonesia, Tamil, Hindi, Telugu, Swahili