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Additional tickets available for Malmo

DO YOU WANT TO WITNESS LUTHERAN LEADERS AND POPE FRANCIS INAUGURATE THE REFORMATION ANNIVERSARY ON OCTOBER 31 THIS YEAR?

Additional tickets for the Malmö arena events on October 31, 2016 have been made available for LWF member churches. The Common Prayer service at the cathedral in Lund will be live-streamed into the arena, and then Lutheran leaders and Pope Francis will proceed to the arena itself for the second part of the day in the arena. 

Initial tickets for the arena events sold out almost at once. But additional tickets are available at this site:

http://www.ticketmaster.se/event/MAR1031P?CL_ORIGIN=Web1

Please tell anyone you know who might want to attend – especially anyone who might have tried for a ticket and found them sold out at the first Ticketmaster site.

ELCA Ecumenical and Inter-Religious Relations Updates

August 2016 In II Corinthians, Chapter 5, we read: “All this is from God, who has reconciled us to himself through Christ, and has given us the ministry of reconciliation” (NRSV). As we approach the 500th anniversary of the Reformation, the ministry of reconciliation was at the heart of the ELCA Churchwide Assembly’s ecumenical and inter-religious witness. We want to lift up three significant dimensions of this witness:Racial justice and reconciliation Reconciliation among religions Reconciliation between Lutherans and Catholics and among all Christians With regard to racial justice and reconciliation: in addition to our church’s important internal work, this Assembly gave witness to our decade-long discourse with the African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church, and our churches’ joint statement of mission, adopted in 2010. We welcomed the senior bishop, four episcopal district bishops, several general officers, and their colleagues and families as our special guests. We received the Wor…

The Arts and Ecumenism

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Launching the 500th Reformation anniversary in 2017, a joint Lutheran-Catholic commemoration will take place in Lund and Malmö, Sweden, on Oct. 31, 2016. The Lutheran World Federation and the Roman Catholic Church (Pontifical Council for Promoting Christian Unity) are hosting the event, highlighting solid ecumenical developments and the joint gifts received through dialogue. Pope Francis, The Lutheran World Federation President Bishop Dr. Munib A. Younan and its general secretary, the Rev. Dr. Martin Junge, will lead the Common Prayer service in Lund and the event in Malmö in cooperation with leaders from the Church of Sweden and the Catholic Diocese of Stockholm. This historic event will bring together Lutherans and Catholics from around the world to commemorate the Reformation and look to the future. Ways you can participateAs members of the ELCA, we are committed to fostering unity among God’s children for the sake of the world. Your gifts are needed to help continue this mission and …

Declaration on the Way Commentary

Michael Trice has made available to us a copy of his recent article in Ecumenical Trends, "Declaration on the Way: Church, Ministry, and Eucharist: A Commentary." Click here to read it.

Dr. Michael Reid Trice is Assistant Professor - Theological Ethics and Constructive Theology and Assistant Dean - Ecumenical and Interreligious Dialogue at the School of Theology and Ministry at Seattle University, Seattle, Washington.