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ELCA, NALC leaders meet

Representatives of the ELCA and the North American Lutheran Church met for the first time in February for conversation on areas of disagreement, mutual interest and concern.

The ELCA sent the invitation in response to the 2011 Churchwide Assembly, which resolved to "strive for a mutual relationship, where possible," with the group that formed following the 2009 Churchwide Assembly's decisions regarding sexuality.

"This meeting was not intended to, nor did the participants seek to, resolve issues between the two church bodies," read a statement.

"Rather, the participants sought to share and clarify disagreements to improve mutual understanding."


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