All over the world Anglicans and
Lutherans have been drawing closer together in ways that are significant:
The Meissen Declaration, 1991, brought closer links between the Church of England and the Protestant Churches in Germany .
The 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.
The Reuilly Common Statement, 1999, brought greater cooperation between the British and Irish Anglican churches and French Lutheran and Reformed churches.
‘Called to Common Mission', 2000, established full communion between the Episcopal Church in the USA and the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America .
The 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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