Martin Luther, c. 1529

Celebrating 500 Years of Reformation

Worldwide Lutherans celebrated the 500th anniversary of the Lutheran Reformation in 2017.

Study guides “Liberated By God’s Grace” are available HERE from the Lutheran World Federation. These guides explore the following themes to carry us into the next 500 years:

  • Salvation – Not for Sale
  • Human Beings – Not for Sale
  • Creation – Not For Sale

From Conflict to Communion:
Lutheran-Catholic Common Commemoration of the Reformation


Martin Luther posted his “95 Theses” on a church door October 31, 1517. While the Reformation fractured Western Christianity, Catholics and Lutherans have been committed to dialogue for the past 50 years in an effort to restore full unity. The report, From Conflict to Communion, presents the results of this dialogue. Published in 2013, this report from the Lutheran-Catholic Commission on Unity looks at the central points of Luther’s call for the reform of the Church, the points addressed later by the Council of Trent and, especially, the Second Vatican Council as well as issues that still divide Catholics and Lutherans. The report closes by observing that, “The beginnings of the Reformation will be rightly remembered when Lutherans and Catholics hear together the gospel of Jesus Christ and allow themselves to be called anew into community with the Lord.”