An eminent South Indian theologian on July 3 challenged Anglicans and Lutherans to “de-centre” themselves and their churches so that they can truly serve the world.
The 541 members of the Joint Assembly spent an hour on the first afternoon in a community-building session intended to help the Anglicans and Lutherans sitting at each of the 83 tables to get to know each other better.
In a joint address delivered at the opening of the Joint Assembly, the national leaders of the Anglican Church of Canada and the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Canada (ELCIC) outlined the ways in which their churches have deepened their full communion relationship, now in its 12th year.
Anglican and Lutheran leaders in a press conference today expressed hope that their historic joint assembly here will open up possibilities for more partnerships among their churches around areas such as theological education, social justice and mission work.
The 36 youth delegates who have come to participate in Joint Assembly from Anglican and Lutheran parishes across the country will also help to lead a prayer gathering on Parliament Hill on Saturday morning.
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Anglicans and Lutherans have been in dialogue since the 16th century, when two denominations emerged as major players in the Reformation.
The Joint Assembly of the Anglican Church of Canada and the Evangelical Lutheran Church is a watershed moment in the full communion relationship of the two churches.
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