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Seeking spiritual ecumenism

ELCA ecumenical journey reveals accomplishments and challenges

We are seen as a significant partner in the striving for unity in the body of Christ that we call ecumenism," said Mark Hanson, reflecting upon the ecumenical journey he led to Geneva, Rome and London, March 14-31. An 18-member delegation of ELCA bishops, pastors and leaders accompanied the presiding bishop, seeking to reconfirm and deepen the ELCA's ecumenical relationships.

"At every table we sat, we were involved with significant discussions about moving deeper into the unity we already have," Hanson said. "How do we deepen the unity that is ours?"


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