ELCA adopts Declaration to the Muslim Community

 — May 9, 20229 mai 2022

During the month of Ramadan, the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA) sent an open letter to the Muslim community in the United States. Acknowledging the conjunction of Christian and Muslim holy days in April, the ELCA Church Council unanimously adopted “A Declaration of the ELCA to the Muslim Community” (2022). The Declaration affirms the ELCA’s “friendship and solidarity with Muslims, nurtured over time through meaningful cooperation, dialogue, and common action.”

Kathryn M. Lohre, ELCA Executive for Ecumenical and Inter-Religious Relations & Theological Discernment, explained that “This latest declaration stands alongside ‘A Declaration of the ELCA to the Jewish Community‘ and as a concrete expression of ‘A Declaration of Inter-Religious Commitment.’ More than a corpus of statements, these declarations remind us of who we are in relationship to our neighbours, and who we strive to be. Grounded in real relationships, they are more than aspirational; grounded in reality, they reflect commitments not yet fully realized.”

The ELCA also plans to publish new resources to support these inter-religious efforts, including a preaching guide that affirms the ELCA’s commitments to Jewish relations and a set of pastoral guidelines for ministry in a multi-religious world.

Posted: May 9, 2022 • Permanent link: ecumenism.net/?p=11266
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