Skip to main content

Posts

Showing posts from February, 2016

Annual report for members of LEIRN

Dear Members of LEIRN,

Again this year we are asking all Bishop's Ecumenical and Inter-Religious Representatives to complete a short report about ministries and happenings in your synod. The report provides information that is not systematically collected by other means, offering valuable data about the ecumenical and inter-religious life of the ELCA. I encourage you to schedule a time to speak with your bishop soon to discuss the information requested in the report.

The link below will open the report form in your browser. Simply answer the questions and click "submit" when you are done. There is no need to print and email a copy to anyone. The form is even more streamlined than previous versions, so it should not take long to complete. I know it is a full time of year, especially for those in parish ministry, but if you can complete the report by April 1, it will be appreciated, as it will allow us to discuss pertinent insights at the National Workshop on Christian Uni…

Building an Interfaith Community at Bossey

Register today for NWCU!

As promised, the full brochure and schedule for the 2016 National Workshop on Christian Unity is now available here . . .  Registration is also open at nwcu.org. Register soon!

"Engaging Others, Knowing Ourselves" resources now available

Dear Lutheran Ecumenical and Inter-Religious Representatives,

In 2016 and beyond, as we engage in the ongoing Reformation, Presiding Bishop Elizabeth A. Eaton is inviting the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America to participate in an ongoing conversation about our church’s inter-religious calling and commitments. The publication, Engaging Others, Knowing Ourselves: A Lutheran Calling in a Multi-Religious World, is provided as a resource. http://www.lutheranupress.org/Books/Engaging_Others_Knowing_Ourselves

As you know, LEIRN is being called upon to provide leadership in partnership with your bishops and synod leaders in lifting up this resource, and helping our churches and ministries engage with it in their settings. A PDF of the manuscript, which is currently being published, has been sent to all LEIRN members via email. Please do not share this with others; it is intended for your preparation for this leadership. You will receive your complimentary hard copy of the book at the Na…

NWCU registration now open

Join us for the National Workshop on Christian Unity and annual meeting of the Lutheran Ecumenical and Inter-Religious Representatives Network in Louisville, KY -- April 18-21. Registration is now open. A brochure with the full workshop schedule is coming soon. More info at nwcu.org.