Lutheran-African Methodist Episcopal Zion
Members of the AMEZ-ELCA Bilateral Discourse began meeting in the fall of 2006, after local and regional efforts between these two churches established a national need.
The cooperative ecumenical aspirations of the AMEZ-ELCA relationship are important to visible Christian unity in the world today. Topics of the Discourse include:
- The nature of the church;
- HIV/AIDS related ministries;
- seminarian education;
- and how the complex history of race-relations shape the mission and ministry of our churches in the North American context today.
The Discourse addressed this last topic throughout 2009 and met most recently in September of 2011. For a information and background about that meeting, read the article written by Melissa Ramirez Cooper and originally published to LivingLutheran.com.
Photo credit: ELCA North Carolina Synod