Delegates from the Nordic region discuss shared priorities and preparations for the Krakow Assembly
(LWI) - Representatives of churches from the Nordic region of the Lutheran World Federation (LWF) have been meeting in Sweden to discuss priorities and preparations for the upcoming Thirteenth Assembly of the global communion of churches in Krakow in September.
Delegates from Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway and Sweden met in the town of Höör from 26 to 27 January to “get to know each other, to update themselves on developments in the period from [the previous LWF Assembly in] Windhoek to Krakow and to reflect on regional thematic priorities,” said Nordic Vice President Rev. Dr Antje Jackelén, archbishop emerita of the Church of Sweden.
The recently retired archbishop, who will be attending her third LWF Assembly, said she hopes the global gathering will generate “a deep understanding of what holistic mission means, globally, regionally and locally.” If that happens, she continued, “it will also bind the communion tighter together and make it more open to the world.”