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Coming Soon: The National Workshop on Christian Unity!

We hope that you are planning on joining us for the annual meeting of LERN in the context of the National Workshop on Christian Unity, held this year in lovely Albuquerque, NM from April 28 - May 1.

Here's everything you need to know to get ready for a great experience!

Early-Bird Registration To take advantage of the early-bird discount, register by March 22 on the NWCU website . . .
Also register for the LERN meeting while on the NWCU site. The link will take you to a secure page on the ELCA website, where you may pay the $45 LERN registration fee.
LERN Schedule As you make travel arrangements, please note that the first meeting of LERN begins at 2:00 on Monday afternoon.

Monday, April 28

Registration Executive Board Meeting Newcomers Luncheon

Briefing by ELCA Ecumenical and Inter-Religious Relations Staff 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. 10:00 - 11:45 a.m. 12:00 - 1:15 p.m.

2:00 - 4:45 p.m.


Tuesday, April 29
From Conflict to Communion Network Business/Elections 3:30 - 5:00 p.m. 5:15 - 6:00 p.m.

Wednesd…

February 2014 Update

From Kathryn Lohre and Don McCoid Declaration on the Way January 29-31 was the first meeting of scholars from the ELCA and appointees from the Catholic Conference of Bishops to work on a Declaration on the Way (to unity). Papers were shared in three areas that will make up the Declaration: Ecclesiology, Ministry, and the Eucharist. Significant progress was made and assignments were made to continue working on a declaration that will form the basis for a document that will seal agreements on these important areas. The Vatican is aware and supportive of this work. It is hoped that both the Vatican and the Lutheran World Federation will receive this Declaration as a contribution to the anniversary of the Reformation.
ELCA-USCCB Dialogue The group met in Washington, D.C. February 20-23. This formal dialogue between the ELCA and the USCCB is addressing authoritative sources in our churches that lead to decisions, especially moral and ethical concerns. This subject was chosen after the Cat…