international lutheran council

COP tackles wide range of topics at November meeting

Topics discussed by the LCMS Council of Presidents include ecclesiastical supervision, calling pastors on candidate status, immigration and seminary concerns.

Wittenberg an ‘apt’ choice for Sixth ILC World Seminaries Conference

About 60 participants gather in the city where the Reformation started for the International Lutheran Council’s Oct. 11-13 theological-education conference.

Latvian Lutherans reinstate male-only clergy

Although leaders of the Evangelical Lutheran Church of Latvia ceased ordaining women in 1993, the change in practice was never made official church policy until this year’s synod.

Church of Norway approves same-sex marriage

Voting 88 to 32, the church body’s Bishops Conference approves creating a liturgy for same-sex weddings.

Nordic Lutheran churches seek ILC membership

The Communion of Nordic Dioceses has approached the International Lutheran Council about its three member churches joining the council.

Reformation meets world in special mission journal

The December “Journal of Lutheran Mission” highlights papers and discussions from the International Lutheran Council World Conference.

ILC welcomes three new member churches at World Conference

Meeting Sept. 24-27 in Buenos Aires, Argentina, church leaders at the International Lutheran Council World Conference also elect officers and work at long-term strategic planning for the council.

ILC talks with LWF, Catholics

International Lutheran Council reps discuss the relationship of the ILC with the Lutheran World Federation and possible ecumenical relations with the Pontifical Council for Promoting Christian Unity.

World Conference explores persecution, martyrdom

Leaders of church bodies and seminaries worldwide gather Aug. 8-11 in Palanga, Lithuania, for the International Lutheran Council’s Fifth World Seminaries Conference to explore “Suffering, persecution and martyrdom as a mark of the church.”