Martin Luther was eight years old when Christopher Columbus set sail from Europe and landed in the Western Hemisphere. Luther was a young monk and priest when Michaelangelo was painting the Sistine Chapel in Rome...
Assignment completes candidacy for all people, including those ordained in another Lutheran church or Christian tradition, moving them toward first call and admittance to the appropriate roster in the ELCA...
The ELCA Conference of Bishops' Ecumenical and Inter-Religious Liaison Committee and the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops' Ecumenical and Interreligious Affairs Committee commemorate the 500th anniversary of the Reformation by signing a joint statement during a Lutheran-Catholic service of Common Prayer.
Martin Luther posted his “Ninety-Five Theses” in Wittenberg on Oct. 31, 1517, and the resulting debate about Christian teaching and practice led to changes that have shaped the course of Western Christianity for almost 500 years.
The ELCA is committed to fostering unity among the children of God for the sake of the world. The ELCA Ecumenical and Inter-Religious Relations team is responsible for encouraging the activity of ecumenical and interreligious life in this church and enhancing the public commitments of this church in Lutheran, ecumenical and interfaith circles.
The ELCA is committed to promoting understanding among Christians and greater unity among Christ’s people. Brokenness can be healed and divisions can be overcome. To this end, the activity of ecumenical life in the ELCA is one of cooperation, facilitation, accompaniment and formation within this church, and with our ecumenical and interreligious companions.
We facilitate the ecumenical and interreligious work of congregations, synods and churchwide ministries by offering resources; convening the Lutheran Ecumenical Representatives Network; supporting the reception of our full communion agreements through the work of the coordinating committees; and serving as liaison with full communion churches and dialogue partners
We accompany others including our interreligious partners through initiatives like the Shoulder to Shoulder Campaign: Standing with American Muslims, Upholding American Values
We provide resources and information about opportunities for ecumenical and interreligious formation throughout the ELCA.
The Institute for Ecumenical Research in Strasbourg, France is hosting the 51st International Ecumenical Seminar on “Reformation Identity in Ecumenical Perspective” that will take place in Strasbourg, France, from July 3-10, 2017.
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