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Lutherans and Episcopalians Discuss Full Communion

by James Solheim, director of news and information for the Episcopal Church. DELRAY BEACH, Fla. (ELCA) — As the Episcopal Church and the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America move toward a historic decision in 1997 on full communion, they invited ecumenical partners to discuss the implications for all churches seeking unity. The Concordat of Agreement
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Posted: March 21, 1996 • Permanent link: https://ecumenism.net/?p=4648
Categories: ELCA NewsIn this article: Episcopal Church, Evangelical Lutheran Church in America, full communion, Lutheran
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Catégorie : ELCA NewsDans cet article : Episcopal Church, Evangelical Lutheran Church in America, full communion, Lutheran


Lutheran Leaders Study Ecumenism

CHICAGO (ELCA) — The 5.2 million members of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America are gearing up to make some major decisions in 1997 about how they will relate to another 67.3 million Christians in the United States. The ELCA Church Council, meeting here April 12-15, studied proposals regarding closer relations with the Roman Catholic
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Posted: April 19, 1996 • Permanent link: https://ecumenism.net/?p=4644
Categories: ELCA NewsIn this article: Christian unity, ecumenism, Evangelical Lutheran Church in America, Lutheran
Transmis : 19 avril 1996 • Lien permanente : https://ecumenism.net/?p=4644
Catégorie : ELCA NewsDans cet article : Christian unity, ecumenism, Evangelical Lutheran Church in America, Lutheran


ELCA, First Steps in a Long Ecumenical Journey

RICHMOND, Va. (ELCA) — “We all want to share communion, but maybe not with the church across town,” said Bishop Philip R. Cousin, First Episcopal District of the African Methodist Episcopal Church, told the 33rd annual National Workshop on Christian Unity here May 6-9. He used the theme, “Listen! I Stand at the Door and
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Posted: May 29, 1996 • Permanent link: https://ecumenism.net/?p=4651
Categories: ELCA NewsIn this article: ecumenism, Evangelical Lutheran Church in America, Lutheran
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Catégorie : ELCA NewsDans cet article : ecumenism, Evangelical Lutheran Church in America, Lutheran


Brand Leaves Legacy of Lutheran Ecumenism

by Rev. Edgar R. Trexler, editor of The Lutheran (the magazine of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America) GENEVA (ELCA) — The Rev. Eugene L. Brand leaned back in his chair and reflected on recent ecumenical breakthroughs in Europe. Agreements between Lutherans and Anglicans and between Lutherans and the Reformed have “re-drawn the Christian map,”
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Posted: February 17, 1997 • Permanent link: https://ecumenism.net/?p=4656
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ELCA Bishops Discuss Ecumenical Proposals

WOODLAND HILLS, Calif. (ELCA) — Bishops of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America, meeting here March 6-11, talked about response in ELCA synods to ecumenical proposals to be considered at the ELCA Churchwide Assembly in August. The church is scheduled to vote on entering into “full communion” with the Episcopal Church and with three churches
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Posted: March 20, 1997 • Permanent link: https://ecumenism.net/?p=4661
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ELCA Presiding Bishop Stresses Baptism at Unity Event

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (ELCA) — “Grand Forks is inundated, and the one thing they can’t get is water,” the Rev. H. George Anderson told the National Workshop for Christian Unity here. “Conflicts seem to flood our church. We are awash in raw sewage and debris, amid dangerous currents, and we need the pure water of Baptism.”
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Posted: May 1, 1997 • Permanent link: https://ecumenism.net/?p=4663
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Lutherans Debate “Full Communion” with Episcopal Church

PHILADELPHIA (ELCA) — “Unity in Christ has never been uniformity. Divisions in the church have injured us, but diversity has been enriching,” the Rev. Michael Rogness, professor of homiletics at Luther Seminary, St. Paul, Minn., told voting members of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America as they met in assembly here Aug. 16. He opened
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Posted: August 17, 1997 • Permanent link: https://ecumenism.net/?p=4665
Categories: ELCA NewsIn this article: Episcopal Church, Evangelical Lutheran Church in America, full communion, Lutheran
Transmis : 17 aoüt 1997 • Lien permanente : https://ecumenism.net/?p=4665
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Lutheran Theologians “Square Off” on Reformed Proposals

PHILADELPHIA (ELCA) — Two prominent Lutheran theologians squared off Aug. 16 on the subject of relations between Lutheran and Reformed churches. The exchange between the Rev. William H. Lazareth, former bishop of the Metro New York Synod and the Rev. Timothy Lull, president of Pacific Lutheran Theological Seminary in Berkeley, Calif., opened a discussion at
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Posted: August 17, 1997 • Permanent link: https://ecumenism.net/?p=4667
Categories: ELCA NewsIn this article: Christian unity, ecumenism, Evangelical Lutheran Church in America, full communion, Lutheran, Reformed churches
Transmis : 17 aoüt 1997 • Lien permanente : https://ecumenism.net/?p=4667
Catégorie : ELCA NewsDans cet article : Christian unity, ecumenism, Evangelical Lutheran Church in America, full communion, Lutheran, Reformed churches


Lutherans Reject “Full Communion” with Episcopalians

PHILADELPHIA (ELCA) — By a narrow margin the Evanglical Lutheran Church in America has rejected a proposal to enter into “full communion” with The Episcopal Church here Aug. 18. The proposal needed the support of two-thirds of the ELCA Churchwide Assembly for approval. It failed by a vote of 684 to 351 — six votes
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Posted: August 18, 1997 • Permanent link: https://ecumenism.net/?p=4669
Categories: ELCA NewsIn this article: Christian unity, ecumenism, Evangelical Lutheran Church in America, full communion, Lutheran
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Catégorie : ELCA NewsDans cet article : Christian unity, ecumenism, Evangelical Lutheran Church in America, full communion, Lutheran


ELCA Lutherans Explore Ecumenical Shared Congregations

CHICAGO (ELCA) — The Formula of Agreement approved at the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America‘s Churchwide Assembly this summer presents a “unique and historical opportunity” for the expansion of mission outreach in the United States and Caribbean, according to a document called, “Ecumenical Shared Congregations.” The board of the ELCA‘s Division for Outreach approved the
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Posted: October 23, 1997 • Permanent link: https://ecumenism.net/?p=4671
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ELCA Leaders Stress Concordat Clarity

CHICAGO (ELCA) — Church leaders stressed clarity and candor in their advice to the teams charged with drafting a revised proposal for full communion between the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America and The Episcopal Church. An advisory panel of ELCA pastors and lay people, bishops and scholars met here Dec. 18-19, together with the ELCA
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Posted: January 8, 1998 • Permanent link: https://ecumenism.net/?p=4674
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Lutheran Bishops Encourage Ecumenical Progress

WOODLAND HILLS, Calif. (ELCA) — Bishops of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America meeting here March 5-10 adopted a statement encouraging members of the church to “participate in the ongoing development of the revised proposal for full communion” with The Episcopal Church. The Conference of Bishops’ action expressed gratitude that a first draft of a
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Posted: March 20, 1998 • Permanent link: https://ecumenism.net/?p=4676
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Ecumenism Underlines ELCA-LCMS Differences

CHICAGO (ELCA) — Recent ecumenical decisions of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA) have underlined differences between the 5.2-million member church and the 2.5-million member Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod (LCMS). There are about 8.6 million Lutherans in North America. The ELCA‘s 1997 Churchwide Assembly approved a relationship of “full communion” with the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.),
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Posted: April 20, 1998 • Permanent link: https://ecumenism.net/?p=4678
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ELCA’s David Tiede: Pursuit of Full Communion Is Complicated

ST. PAUL, Minn. (ELCA) — The Rev. David W. Tiede, president of Luther Seminary, St. Paul, Minn., affirmed Lutheran commitment to ecumenism and explained the cultural and theological factors that make proposals for full communion between the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America and The Episcopal Church “complicated.” Tiede addressed a gathering of Lutherans and Episcopalians
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Posted: May 6, 1998 • Permanent link: https://ecumenism.net/?p=4680
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ELCA Presiding Bishop Says Ecumenism Is Lutheran

CHICAGO (ELCA) — “The ecumenical question is often posed as a vote for or against ‘Lutheran identity.’ We cite our confessional tradition as the reason for our continued separation from other Christian bodies,” said the Rev. H. George Anderson, presiding bishop of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA). “I believe that it is precisely
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Posted: October 8, 1998 • Permanent link: https://ecumenism.net/?p=4682
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Opposition to Lutheran-Episcopal Proposal Organizing

MAHTOMEDI, Minn. (ELCA) — While expressing support for a relationship of “full communion” between the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA) and The Episcopal Church, almost 200 Lutherans gathered here at St. Andrew’s Lutheran Church and resolved that the current Lutheran proposal, “Called to Common Mission,” is not the way to accomplish it. Speakers addressed
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Posted: February 12, 1999 • Permanent link: https://ecumenism.net/?p=4684
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Lutheran-Orthodox Dialogue Issues ‘Common Statement’

[CHICAGO | ELCA News] Talks between the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA) and the Standing Conference of Canonical Orthodox Bishops in the Americas have arrived at “A Lutheran-Orthodox Common Statement on Faith in the Holy Trinity.” The 13-paragraph communique explains the emphasis of both traditions on the Nicene Creed and draws attention to a
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Posted: February 19, 1999 • Permanent link: https://ecumenism.net/?p=4980
Categories: Communiqué, ELCA NewsIn this article: dialogue, Lutheran, Orthodox
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Catégorie : Communiqué, ELCA NewsDans cet article : dialogue, Lutheran, Orthodox


Lutheran Ecumenism a Focus of Christian Unity Workshop

ROCHESTER, N.Y. (ELCA) — Many of the speakers here May 3-6 for the 36th annual National Workshop on Christian Unity discussed various ecumenical relationships in which the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA) finds itself. About 50 ELCA members were among the 400 ecumenical officers and representatives from a number of Christian denominations in attendance.
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Posted: May 14, 1999 • Permanent link: https://ecumenism.net/?p=4691
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Lutheran Ecumenical Representatives Network Seeks Recognition

ROCHESTER, N.Y. (ELCA) — The Lutheran Ecumenical Representatives Network (LERN) of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA) began an identity-building transition at its annual meeting here May 3-6 during the National Workshop on Christian Unity. The Rev. Robert A. Kriesat, Gloria Dei Lutheran Church, Chatham, N.J., was elected to a one-year term as LERN’s
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Posted: May 14, 1999 • Permanent link: https://ecumenism.net/?p=4689
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Representatives of ELCA and LCMS Meet for Talks

A 20-member panel of participants from the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA) and The Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod (LCMS) met for the first in a series of three two-day discussion sessions on topics of mutual concern to the two church bodies. The first discussion session was held June 14-15 at the Lutheran Center in Chicago,
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Posted: June 25, 1999 • Permanent link: https://ecumenism.net/?p=4693
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