The Magazine of The Evangelical Lutheran Church in America


LWF Assembly to meet in Canada

The confluence of two Canadian rivers will be the meeting place for Lutherans from 76 countries July 21-31. Some 436 delegates from 136 member churches will meet for the Lutheran World Federation 10th Assembly in Winnipeg, Canada.

About a thousand delegates, staff, advisers, translators, observers and visitors also are expected to attend.

Founded in 1947, the LWF gives 62 of the world's 65 million Lutherans a way to speak and act as one. Member churches respond to disasters, fund development projects, promote human rights and explore theological issues. "Our participation in the [LWF] reminds us that we are Lutherans not in isolation but in a communion of Lutheran churches," said ELCA Presiding Bishop Mark S. Hanson.

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