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Discussion, not division

As the 500th anniversary of the beginning of the Reformation approaches, the joint Lutheran-Roman Catholic commemorations grapple with the concepts of division in the church, differences in belief and practice, and progress made through continued dialogue between the two churches. Proposals reflect on Martin Luther's call for reform, the points addressed by the Council of Trent, and the Second Vatican Council. The Lutheran-Roman Catholic Commission on Unity's document "From Conflict to Communion" emphasizes that the anniversary is not a celebration of division in the church, but rather an opportunity for communication.


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