The phone system for the Chicago Lutheran Center will be offline for scheduled maintenance from midnight to 6 a.m. Central on Tuesday, 10/25. Thank you.

Ecumenical and Inter-Religious Relations

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.

What does this mean?
All of our work is grounded in our statement, The Vision of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America.

“…that they may all be one.” ~ John 17:21

Strasbourg, France

50 Years of International Lutheran/Roman Catholic Dialogue: Assessment and Outlook

The Institute for Ecumenical Research in Strasbourg, France is hosting the 50th International Ecumenical Seminar on “50 Years of International Lutheran/Roman Catholic Dialogue: Assessment and Outlook” that will take place in Strasbourg, France, from July 4-11, 2016.

For more information, download the informational piece and the registration form or contact the Institute at

Declaration on the Way

Full Communion Agreements