South Sudan celebrates bishop’s consecration

Bishop Nathaniel Bol (centre left) is invested as bishop of SSELC. Bishop Nathaniel Bol (front right) following his consecration. KENYA - On April 24, 2022, Rev. Nathaniel Bol Nyok Apar was consecrated as Bishop of the South Sudan Evangelical Lutheran Church (SSELC)....

New President for Paraguayan Lutherans

Members of the IELP's governing board are installed during the church's 40th Ordinary General Assembly. IELP President Alceu Anton Figur. PARAGUAY - The Evangelical Lutheran Church of Paraguay (Iglesia Evangélica Luterana del Paraguay - IELP) has elected a new...

Remembering the Persecuted Church on Good Friday

Christ Carrying the Cross: Unknown Flemish painter, 1510 by Dieter Reinstorf “Blessed are those who are persecuted because of righteousness, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven” – Matthew 5:10. When Jesus spoke this beatitude, none of His disciple knew what would...

Christianity on Trial: Finnish bishop and politician acquitted on all charges

Bishop Juhana Pohjola and Dr. Päivi Räsänen speak before trial proceedings on February 14, 2022. (Photo: ELMDF). FINLAND - On March 30, 2022, the District Court of Helsinki acquitted Bishop Juhana Pohjola of the Evangelical Lutheran Mission Diocese of Finland (ELMDF)...

Mercy in Mission – Aid for Ukraine

UKRAINE - As the crisis in Ukraine continues to deepen, the International Lutheran Council (ILC) is soliciting support for emergency relief. The United Nations reports that more than 3.5 million people have fled Ukraine since its invasion by Russian forces. An...

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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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