Dialogue partner | World Communion of Reformed Churches
In 1968, an ad hoc Lutheran-Reformed Evaluating Committee stated that Lutheran-Reformed dialogue should be encouraged and coordinated by LWF and the World Alliance of Reformed Churches (WARC).
This opinion was endorsed in 1970 by the Lutheran-Reformed Joint Committee that underscored the existence of a “special theological relationship between the Lutherans and the Reformed.”
The first round of international dialogue in 1988 suggested that all Lutheran and Reformed churches around the world should enter into church fellowship with one another. While this recommendation has not been received globally, many Reformed and Lutheran churches have declared themselves to be in full communion, e.g. the churches that have signed either the Leuenberg Agreement or the Formula of Agreement.
In 2010 WARC joined with the Reformed Ecumenical Council to form World Communion of Reformed Churches (WCRC).
Understanding of the church
International Dialogue Milestones
1989 | Toward Church Fellowship (Lutheran-Reformed Joint Commission)
2002 | Common statement Called to Communion and Common Witness (Lutheran-Reformed Joint Working Group)
2010 | Common statement Communion: On being the Church, Svätý Jur, Slovakia