Category: News

November 27, 2018

Darin Storkson named Deputy General Secretary of the ILC

ANTWERP – The newly inducted and installed Executive Committee of the International Lutheran Council (ILC) has named Darin Storkson as the ILC’s Deputy General Secretary, filling a post created following the ratification of the ILC’s new bylaws during the 2018 World Conference in Belgium. Storkson…

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October 5, 2018

Lutheran Church of Australia Fails to Adopt Women’s Ordination

The following was recently posted on the convention website of the Lutheran Church of Australia (LCA): “This evening, Friday 5 October, LCA Bishop John Henderson declared the result of the secret ballot. Of the delegates registered at Convention, 161 voted against the resolution to ordain…

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October 2, 2018

ILC World Conference draws to a close, issues statement on ecumenism

BELGIUM – The final day of the International Lutheran Council’s (ILC) 2018 World Conference opened with a service of matins in Holy Trinity Lutheran Church in Antwerp. Bishop Modise Maragelo of the Lutheran Church in Southern Africa preached for the service, looking forward to the commemoration…

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October 1, 2018

Confessional Identity and Ecumenical Responsibility: A Statement from the XXVI World Conference of the International Lutheran Council

The following statement was adopted by the International Lutheran Council at its 26th World Conference in Antwerp, Belgium. It can be downloaded as a pdf here. Confessional Identity and Ecumenical Responsibility: A Statement from the XXVI World Conference of the International Lutheran Council The International…

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September 28, 2018

ILC reelects Bishop Voigt as Chairman

BELGIUM – On September 27, 2018 delegates to the International Lutheran Council’s (ILC) World Conference unanimously reelected Rev. Dr. Hans-Jörg Voigt as ILC Chairman for another triennium. Chairman Voigt is Bishop of Germany’s Independent Evangelical Lutheran Church, a position he has held since 2006. He was…

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September 26, 2018

ILC 2018 World Conference opens in Antwerp, Belgium

BELGIUM – The 26th (11th) World Conference of the International Lutheran Council (ILC) opened the morning of September 25, 2018 in Antwerp, Belgium. The event also marks the 25th anniversary of the ILC in its current form. The conference runs until September 28. An opening…

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September 18, 2018

Call to Prayer for Lutheran Church of Australia

Bishop Henderson of the Lutheran Church of Australia (LCA) has asked for the prayers of their brothers and sisters here in Lutheran Church—Canada in view of their upcoming convention – October 2-8. In his letter to President Teuscher of LCC, he noted that once again…

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August 29, 2018

Call for Prayers for LCA Convention

Dear brothers and sisters in Christ, The Lutheran Church of Australia (LCA) has its triennial convention coming up this October and has asked for the prayers of their brothers and sisters here in Canada. In their letter requesting prayer, they noted to Revd Timothy Teuscher,…

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August 12, 2018

ILC Prepares for 2018 World Conference

BELGIUM – The International Lutheran Council (ILC) will hold its 26th (11th) World Conference September 26-29, 2018 in Antwerp, Belgium, meeting under the theme “Ecclesiology and Ecumenism.” The event will also mark the ILC’s 25th anniversary in its current form. Among other business, the World…

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August 1, 2018

LWF unilaterally suspends regular meetings with the ILC

GENEVA – The Lutheran World Federation (LWF) has unilaterally moved to suspend regular meetings with the International Lutheran Council (ILC), following a joint decision by LWF General Secretary Martin Junge and LWF President Panti Filibus Musa. Dr. Junge announced the decision in a report to…

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