Lutherans in Germany, Latvia, and USA mark special anniversaries

WORLD - While Lutherans across the globe in 2022 are celebrating the 500th anniversary of Martin Luther’s translation of the New Testament into German, several member churches of the International Lutheran Council (ILC) are also marking other important anniversaries...

The Lutheran Reformation is about Christian certainty

Luther points to true faith in Christ. Inset from a woodcut by Lucas Cranach the Younger, c. 1540. by Matthew C. Harrison The Lutheran Reformation was a move from uncertainty in ourselves to absolute certainty in Christ. As a lecturer of the Bible, Martin Luther spent...

The ILC’s 2022 World Conference in brief

Participants at the International Lutheran Council’s 2022 World Conference pose with the seminary community during a visit to Neema Lutheran College in Matongo, Kenya. LCMS Communications/Erik M. Lunsford KENYA – The 27th (12th) World Conference of the International...

2022 World Conference: ILC approves further ecumenical discussions with the Roman Catholic Church

Rev. Dr. Werner Klän (Germany), joined by Rev. Dr. Gerson Linden (Brazil), reports on the results of the ILC's theological conversations with the PCPCU. KENYA - On September 16, 2022 the International Lutheran Council’s (ILC) 2022 World Conference adopted a resolution...

2022 World Conference: Bishop Pohjola elected as ILC Chairman

Bishop Juhana Pohjola addresses the conference after being elected the ILC's new chairman. KENYA - During the afternoon of September 14, 2022, the International Lutheran Council (ILC) held elections for its board of directors, during which time the ILC acclaimed...

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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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