ONLINE – The Board of Directors for the International Lutheran Council met online on January 18, 2021 for regularly scheduled meetings. During this time, the board decided to postpone the upcoming ILC World Conference—which had been tentatively scheduled for September 2021—until 2022.
The decision comes in response to current challenges related to the COVID-19 pandemic. The board considered the possibility of holding the conference online, but recognized disparities in internet access across the world could limit the ability of some members to participate in the conference fully.
The board continues to discuss what impact the delay may mean for other planned events, including the ILC’s 2022 World Seminaries Conference.
The January meeting also saw the board discuss new membership applications to the ILC, emergency relief programming, and international Lutheran theological education.