The Magazine of The Evangelical Lutheran Church in America


Council transmits ecumenical proposals for assembly action

Two unanimous votes by the ELCA Church Council last month sent historic proposals for full communion with the Episcopal Church and with three Reformed churches to next year's Churchwide Assembly.

"I hope our vote is as bold as the type in the recommendation," said Robert Dasher, Columbia, S.C., before one of the votes. It was.

Meeting Nov. 8-11 in Chicago, the 37-member council, highest legislative body between Evangelical Lutheran Church in America assemblies, spent parts of two days on the proposals. The nine advisory bishops to the council supported them.

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