All over the world Anglicans and
Lutherans have been drawing closer together in ways that are significant:
Meissen Declaration, 1991, brought closer links between
the Church of England
and the Protestant Churches in Germany .
Porvoo Declaration, 1996, brought four Anglican Churches
in Great Britain and
Ireland and the Lutheran Churches in Norway , Sweden , Iceland
, Finland , Lithuania
and Estonia into full communion.
Reuilly Common Statement, 1999, brought greater cooperation
between the British
and Irish Anglican churches and French Lutheran and Reformed churches.
to Common Mission', 2000, established full communion
between the Episcopal
Church in the USA and the Evangelical Lutheran Church in
Waterloo Declaration, 2001, brought the Anglican Church
of Canada and Evangelical
Lutheran Church in Canada into full communion.
Details of more recent Anglican
and Lutheran ecumenical discussions in other places around the
world can be found here.
Clearly, the more aware people
of our two traditions are of these discussions and agreements,
and of the possibilities they open up, the better. The Society
keeps members informed by publishing a newsletter called ‘The
Window', by encouraging members to arrange local meetings and
workshops, and by arranging regular conferences.
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