The Magazine of The Evangelical Lutheran Church in America


No more 'crusades'

Olav Fykse Tveit, the Norwegian Lutheran who heads the World Council of Churches, said in a recent speech that the global ecumenical movement "must be something very different from a movement of the glory of an empire....The time for crusades is over. We know we cannot fight for our faith through the power of domination or oppression. We have learned from the mistakes of the past, linking mission and colonialism, or claiming to promote values of the gospel such as democracy and peace in the clothes of imperialism and military intervention."


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