Lutherans in Turkey ask for prayer following devastating earthquake

A collapsed building in Diyarbakır, Turkey (VOA). TURKEY - The Istanbul Lutheran Church (İstanbul Luteryen Kilisesi - ILK) is requesting prayer following a catastrophic earthquake on February 6, 2023 which has left parts of Turkey and Syria devastated. As of this...

First graduates for Lutheran Leadership Development Program

Following the commencement service. The four graduates—President/Bishop John Donkoh, General Secretary Teshome Amenu, Deputy Bishop Helmut Paul, and Bishop Emmanuel Makala—pose in front, along with other participants in the LLDP, some of the LLDP's teaching faculty...

Christmas and the Poverty of Christ

"Holy Night" by Fritz von Uhde, 1911. by Juhana Pohjola "For you know the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, that though He was rich, yet for your sake He became poor, so that you by His poverty might become rich." – 2 Corinthians 8:9 St. Paul, in this single verse,...

ILC releases statement on Internet Communion

ONLINE - The International Lutheran Council (ILC)'s Statement on Internet Communion, which was adopted during the ILC's 2022 World Conference in Kenya, has now been released online. "The International Lutheran Council expresses deep concern over the practice of...

ILC welcomes Congolese church as observer member

EECLCO Bishop Ilunga Kendi Evariste. WORLD - The International Lutheran Council (ILC) has welcomed the Church of the Faithful Confessing Lutherans in Congo (Église de Fidèles Confessants Lutheriens au Congo - EFCLCO) as a new observer member of the ILC. The action...
On the death of Benedict XVI

On the death of Benedict XVI

GERMANY – On December 31, 2022, Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI passed away. He was 95 years old. Joseph Aloisius Ratzinger (b. April 16, 1927) became pope of the Catholic Church on April 19, 2005, and served in that role until his resignation on February 28, 2013. A...

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The International Lutheran Council is a worldwide association of confessional Lutheran church bodies and groups which proclaim the Gospel of Jesus Christ on the basis of an unconditional commitment to the Holy Scriptures as the inspired and infallible Word of God and to the Lutheran Confessions contained in the Book of Concord as the true and faithful exposition of the Word of God. The ILC exists for the purpose of encouraging, strengthening, and promoting confessional Lutheran theology and practice centering in Jesus Christ, both among its members and throughout the world.

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