The Magazine of The Evangelical Lutheran Church in America


Cornerstone for a new future

'ELCA moments' affirm accord celebration

We began a new millennium with a historic milestone. On Reformation Day 1999, the Joint Declaration on the Doctrine of Justification was signed in Augsburg, a German city with historic connections to Lutheran-Roman Catholic relations.

In 1530 Augsburg's civic leaders joined others in presenting the Augsburg Confession of their Lutheran faith to Emperor Charles V. When conflict over the Reformation threatened all of Europe, the 1555 Peace of Augsburg provided a framework for co-existence. After nearly a century more of Reformation and Counter-reformation, Augsburg became one of the sites for a treaty that ended the Thirty Years' War in 1648.

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