Launching the LWF Ecumenical Commitments publication

Book Cover: "The Lutheran World Federation’s Commitments on the Ecumenical Way to Ecclesial Communion." Photo: LWF/Albin Hillert
Book Cover: "The Lutheran World Federation’s Commitments on the Ecumenical Way to Ecclesial Communion." Photo: LWF/Albin Hillert

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Morning Prayer with the LWF Ecumenical Commitments

“To be Lutheran is to be ecumenical.” This conviction is at the heart of the Ecumenical Commitments that The Lutheran World Federation (LWF) will launch during a morning prayer service at the Ecumenical Center Chapel in Geneva on Wednesday, 16 January 2019.  

Launching this publication during an ecumenical prayer service reiterates the Lutheran communion's commitment to ecumenical spirituality and to deepening spiritual life together in the body of Christ.  

The general aim of the document is to promote ecumenism or unity among Christians around the world, and to give expression to the unity of the body of Christ. The first part of the document offers theological reflections about ecumenism, and looks at the ecumenical relations of the LWF and Lutheran understanding of ecumenism. The second part is the core of the document. It contains “six commitments.” Each of these six commitments includes a strong self-commitment to ecumenism as well as suggestions for practical application.  

The sixth and final commitment focuses on ecumenical spirituality, pledging to pray together and to translate the results of official ecumenical dialogues into ways of worshiping together. 

 

Language: English

Department: Department for Theology and Public Witness

 

Morning Prayer - Liturgy

LWF Ecumenical Commitments Publication

Ecumenical Relations

Open to All
Begins
8:45 AM GMT+01:00
16 January 2019
Ends
9:00 AM GMT+01:00
16 January 2019

Ecumenical Center Chapel

1 Route des Morillons
Geneva 1218
Switzerland

Themes

ecumenical relations
ecumenism
Week of Prayer for Christian Unity

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