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Reaching out to people of other faith
One of the major tasks of churches in Asia is strengthening communion and collaboration among churches in a region with great diversity of culture, languages and economics. The regional expression of communion is a vital instrument for accompanying both established churches and young churches in their mission and growth.
To help strengthen the expression of Lutheran communion, the region has been divided into three sub-regions:
- North East Asian Lutheran Communion (NEALUC)
- West and South Asian Lutheran Communion (WeSALUC)
- South East Asian Lutheran Communion (SEALUC)
A regional office has been functioning in the region since 2000.
Mission in the Diversity of Asia
Faces of Asia: India, Taiwan, Australia
Visits to member churches by the Asia regional coordinator make clear the great contrasts of ministries and needs between urban and rural ministries of the member churches, and also among the many cultures that define mission contexts. The regional office has provided mission training for several years, with a special emphasis on lay training.
Mekong Mission Partners © LWF/S. Lim
Since 2000, the Asia regional coordinator has assisted the Asia area desk in convening meetings of local churches and LWF partners with the aim to coordinate mission initiatives in the Mekong region, which includes Cambodia, China, Laos, Myanmar, Thailand and Vietnam. Several leadership and management training events have been conducted through the Mekong Steering Committee established by the Mekong Mission Forum. In particular, joint programs and initiatives are encouraged.
The regional office produces a bi-monthly newsletter and has established an interactive Asia Lutheran Web site to enhance communion and the sharing of news and information among the member churches in Asia.
Visit the Asia Lutheran Web site.
For further information please contact:
Rev. Dr William Chang, Area Secretary for Asia
Ms Janis Cummings, Administrative Assistant